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Overview

Capella University's online Business Management Education program allows you to develop advanced teaching techniques designed to advance your career. Designed for students who wish to become scholars, with the skills and knowledge to teach, consult or lead, this program features a curriculum embedded with leadership theory.

You'll investigate the pivotal role that leadership plays in: managing a classroom, choosing the right learning tools, and developing your educational philosophy.

As part of this specialization, you may apply for and receive a Post-Master's Certificate in College Teaching from Capella, in addition to your PhD.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking, increased cultural literacy and global operations learning experience.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

Your PhD in Business Management Education program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, hybrid courseroom experiences that include online and in-person components (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you


Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

As one of the many ways we support the business learning experience, the annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, offers three eligible business students the chance to visit the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2015 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, ring the bell on the NASDAQ, and much more!

*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.

Degree Outcomes

With your PhD in Management Education from Capella, you'll learn to integrate theory and knowledge of management sciences into viable educational formats. You'll also learn to apply strategies, techniques, and methods of instructional assessment and evaluation to effectively assess learning and improve instruction. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

People with Doctoral degrees in Business from Capella earn an average of $42,000 more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online PhD in Management Education include consultant, dean or associate dean of a business program, director of academic programs, trainer/training specialist or training director. Potential workplaces include community college, consulting firm, corporation, government, land-based or online college or university, public/private education or nonprofit organization.