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Gain the skills, knowledge, and informed perspective to lead organizations, provide strategic finance advice, or educate the next generation of finance professionals. Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance program advances your ability to lead financial results.

This program features a comprehensive core curriculum of research, strategy, leadership, and ethics, plus intensive coursework that explores current and emerging global finance theory, financial institutions, financial reporting, and investment and portfolio management.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international learning experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking opportunities, increased cultural literacy, and a global perspective.

Online courseroom discussions, specially designed networking sites, and face-to-face weekend residencies provide ongoing opportunities to build professional relationships and share knowledge with other business leaders around the country. A prescribed course sequence, built-in dissertation milestones, and supportive mentoring create a clear path toward completing the program in 3 years.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Recognized, credible learning

This specialization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). Learn more about our accreditations.

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

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) 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 WSJ, 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.

Degree Outcomes

With your online DBA in Finance, you'll learn to evaluate financial theory and emerging trends, technological influences and social influences. You'll have the ability to integrate ethical, legal, and regulatory concepts into the theory and practice of finance, conduct research that makes contributions to the finance profession and body of knowledge, and assess diverse types of financial risks that organizations face to develop solutions in a globally competitive environment. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

People with Doctoral degrees in Business from Capella earn an average of $42,000 more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online DBA in Finance include CFO, CEO, VP of Finance, director, senior finance manager, consultant, controller, and faculty member. Potential workplaces include corporation, consulting firm, government agency, community college, and land-based or online college or university.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our Prior Learning Assessment page.