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Advance Your Career with a Doctor of Business Administration

Prepare yourself for a high-level, professional career in business or technology with an online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Capella. The DBA is a doctoral program equal to a PhD, but designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career instead of research or academic goals. With an online DBA degree, you'll gain business skills you can apply right away, and use your theoretical knowledge toward the advancement of business practice.


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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Programs


Develop the advanced skills and knowledge to lead organizations, provide high-value consulting services, or educate the next generation of accounting professionals with an online DBA in Accounting.

Business Intelligence

Cultivate organizational strategies while incorporating information science, quantitative analysis, decision science, and management science with an online DBA in Business Intelligence.

Strategy and Innovation

Gain the skills to implement change and conduct global research that is directly applicable to real-world business issues with an online DBA in Strategy and Innovation.

Global Operations in Supply Chain Management

Delve into key areas of focus for top industry performers and learn about global environment assessment, supply-chain management, and more with an online DBA in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Human Resource Management

Focus on diverse demographic and cultural perspectives, the influence of new technologies on the workplace, and best management practices with an online DBA in Human Resource Management.

Information Technology Management

Focus on emerging trends, multidisciplinary research, global citizenship and the legalities of information technology with an online DBA in Information Technology Management.

Leadership Specialization

Refine your skills and focus on the core principles of business: leadership, research, strategy, technology, statistical thinking, and ethics with an online DBA in Leadership.

Project Management

Acquire the skills to lead projects and programs and conduct the kind of research that raises the level of project-management practices with an online DBA in Project Management.

Why Get a DBA?

Holding a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree gives you an edge and you may find yourself in high-demand for a variety of senior roles, as graduates have an increased understanding of business theories, enhanced leadership skills, and advanced decision making skills in the job market.

Moreover, a doctoral degree can boost your earning potential and lead to advanced career opportunities, such as executive level leadership positions or consulting work. Salaries for executive and managerial positions are very good but can vary from one organization to the next. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics* the 2014 median pay for top management executives was $102,750 per year, or $49.40 per hour.


Why Choose Capella?

Capella’s online DBA degree lets you gain business skills you can apply right away, while preparing you for a high-level professional career in business or technology. As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application. Our online campus lets you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.

We are an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our online degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.