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PhD in Business Management Program

School of Business & Technology

Step up your ability to effect change and solve real-world business and organizational problems. Master research concepts to sharpen your confidence. 

Why Choose Capella?

Whether you want to teach, consult, or lead, Capella’s flexible online doctoral business programs provide skills and knowledge to move your career forward as well as fit your schedule.

Quarterly Tuition Maximum

You pay a $5,000 flat-rate tuition maximum when taking six or more credits, or $925 per credit when taking up to five credits*.

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

Residencies to Develop Expertise

You’ll begin work on your dissertation during your first dissertation research seminar—completing five of 16 dissertation milestones before your comprehensive exams. 

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.

Transfer up to 12 Credits

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

Gain International Experience

Expand your perspective with an optional international trip. Get a global view of operations, supply chain management, and other worldwide business practices.

Full Access to WSJ

We’ve teamed with The Wall Street Journal to give business students full digital access to timely, relevant business news.

Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella Degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet or exceed standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

What's the ROI for a PhD?

Is a PhD worth the investment of time, money, and energy?

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PhD in Business Management vs. Doctor of Business Administration

Two doctoral programs focused on business. What are the differences, and which one is right for you?

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Capella Becomes Member of International Business Honor Society

Capella students have the opportunity to join Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society.

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