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Take Your Career To The Highest Level

Today’s employers are seeking candidates with the most relevant skills and knowledge to lead them into the future. Whether you want to teach, consult, or lead, Capella has online doctoral business programs that are flexible enough to fit into your busy life.

Through competency-based education and programs that are aligned to professional standards and employer needs, you’ll keep building job-ready skills that will make a difference in your career.

A Direct and Affordable Path to Your Goals

Accelerate your progress when you choose an online doctoral degree program that focuses on what you need to succeed. To keep down costs, take advantage of these time- and money-saving options:

  • Credit transfers that fit your program
  • Streamlined dissertation research seminars that incorporate assistance into coursework, reducing the time it takes to complete your dissertation
  • Tuition discounts for employer partners as well as those with military affiliation

Recognized, credible learning

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


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.

The Right Doctoral Program

Capella offers both professional doctorates and PhD programs in business to meet your highest career goals.

Hone Your Skills at Doctoral Residency

Develop the comprehensive subject matter expertise and academic skills needed to complete your dissertation at three doctoral residency experiences. Residencies are designed in an optimized, sequential format that allows you to work extensively on your dissertation topic, methodology, literature review, and research plan from the beginning of your program.

Each residency is comprised of an online course, an in-person weekend experience, and a final assessment and development of a preparation plan for your next residency track. The weekend experiences give you the time and resources to focus on your project as you build the skills and confidence required to steadily move toward your goals.

Extensive Military Support

Our dedicated team of military support counselors will help you get the most from the latest military and VA benefits. Capella’s military support includes a 10% tuition discount for graduate students, a flexible leave of absence policy, and degree programs that can move with you to any duty station.

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

Capella University has teamed 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.

The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2017 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit The Wall Street Journal headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, participate in the NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony, and much more.

Deadline to apply is June 12.

Want to know more? Learn about the 2016 Capella Business Leader Award recipients that were recognized for demonstrating ambition, academic excellence, and a comprehensive understanding of the current business environment.

Gain International Experience

Take your curriculum far beyond what you can experience with research alone with Capella’s international experiences. Through annual trips, you’ll get a global perspective on operations, supply chain management, and other key aspects of current business practices around the world.

Skills You Can Use Immediately

At Capella, you’ll receive a competency-based education, meaning every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the skills required for on-the-job success. Your business program will offer insights, lessons, and practical competencies that can be immediately applied to boost your skills and career prospects—even before your program is complete.