Capella University's online PhD in Strategy program prepares you to become a leader in creating and sustaining organizational innovation.
Designed for students who wish to become scholars, with the skills and knowledge to teach, consult or lead, this program features a curriculum that emphasizes evidence-based, multi-disciplined research for analyzing global trends.
You'll build the skills to recognize opportunities and develop strategies for future-state products, and with an emphasis on innovation leadership, you'll also gain the insights to lead and influence at any level of your organization.
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 Strategy and Innovation 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.
Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you
Capella University is collaborating with The Wall Street Journal 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. It’s insight you can use at every step of your career – from impressing interviewers with your knowledge of business trends to providing thought leadership in business roles.
*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.
With your PhD in Strategy and Innovation from Capella, you'll be able to apply strategy and innovation theory research, assess the information needs for effective strategy and innovation and leverage accepted and emerging strategy and innovation theories. Additionally, you'll learn to integrate data needed to support evidence-based strategy and innovation with an emphasis on emerging trends and technological influences in a global environment. 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.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Strategy and Innovation include faculty member, dean or associate dean of a business program, chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO) or president. Potential workplaces include: land-based or online college or university, community college, corporation, consulting firm, nonprofit or government agency.