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Global Operations and Supply Chain Management Specialization Doctor of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

Overview

Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Supply Chain Management program prepares you to lead global operations. This program, which reflects the major knowledge areas of leading professional organizations, emphasizes global environment assessment, supply-chain management strategy and functions, demand forecasting, and global logistics.

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.

Recognized, credible learning

This specialization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

Residency Requirements

In addition to your online courses, you will attend three four-day residencies (DB-R8921, DB-R8922, DB-R8923) at specific stages in your program. These energizing residencies provide you with insights and knowledge that will be valuable during your DBA studies and beyond.

What is the cost to attend

The price for each DBA residency is included in your quarterly tuition, but doesn't include costs for evening meals or travel. You'll be responsible for making your hotel reservations and travel arrangements.

Degree Outcomes

With your DBA in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management from Capella, you'll learn to integrate and apply theory and scholarly research, apply and communicate strategic approaches, and develop and apply critical thinking to manage inventory and coordinate materials and operations. Additionally, you'll be able to integrate sourcing, just in-time, and efficient management approaches to supply chain operations as well as develop expertise to manage relationships and accountabilities across a global supply chain. 

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online DBA in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management include chief operations officer, operations director or vice president, supply chain director or vice president, purchasing/procurement director or vice president, consultant or faculty member. Potential workplaces include corporation, manufacturing, land-based or online college or university, government agency or consulting firm.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start Soon

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$4,720 per quarter, 82 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

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$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Doctoral Advising

A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your goal.

Dissertation Mentors

During your dissertation, you’ll be matched with an experienced mentor who will help you to succeed. 

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.