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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.
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.
As a PhD in Business Management student, you’ll begin with 11 core courses to lay the foundation for your program and develop skills in key areas of business practice. You’ll move into coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and work toward your dissertation.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. The full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations is available here. Established in 1988, the ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.
Applicants to the PhD in Business Management program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for PhD in Business Management specializations: General Business Management, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Leadership, Project Management, Strategy and Innovation.
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
The total cost of your PhD program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
View detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for PhD in Business Management specializations: General Business Management, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Leadership, Project Management, Strategy and Innovation.
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.
*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.