PhD in Business Management PhD in Business Management

Online PhD in Business Management


Solve real-world business management problems and go deep into the latest research to develop your expertise for today’s challenges in business.

Build professional skills that fit your career goals with a PhD in Business Management

Our online PhD in Business Management program helps you prepare for business and organizational challenges and develop research skills. Choose from seven specializations that can help you build skills and knowledge in a specific area of focus.

PhD in Business Management program overview

The online PhD in Business Management is for experienced professionals who want to build on existing management theories, conduct original research and learn to lead in business.

Choosing a PhD in Business Management specialization

Every doctoral journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced business management expertise for the next phases of your career.*

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.

Why choose the PhD in Business Management at Capella University?

Quarterly Tuition Maximum

You pay a $5,000 flat-rate tuition maximum when taking six or more credits or $965 per credit when taking up to five credits.*

A mentor for you

You’ll be matched with a post-comprehensive exam program mentor, who will assist and support you as you progress forward.

Virtual residencies to develop expertise

You’ll begin work on your dissertation during your first doctoral project seminar, completing 2 of 16 dissertation milestones before your comprehensive exams.

Transfer up to 12 credits

You may be able to save time and money by transferring credits from regionally accredited or internationally recognized institutions.

*Cost of each residency is included in the $5,000 quarterly tuition maximum; books, resource kit, travel, lodging, meals and other expenses are not included.