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Integrate and apply theory and scholarly research to develop
innovative approaches to business problems in global and diverse
Apply and communicate strategic approaches to business practice and
Develop and apply critical thinking to business problems and
Integrate internal and external data with analytical techniques to
support evidence-based decision-making.
Integrate ethical concepts and integrity into sustainable business
Develop expertise within and across functional and cross-functional
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Showcase your ability to develop solutions for organizations through
the completion of a doctoral applied business research project.
For your culminating doctoral applied business research project,
you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the
Your $4,850 flat quarterly tuition rate includes the cost of courses and required residencies.*
*Quoted price does not include $175/quarter resource kit fee.
Quoted cost includes residency tuition, but not travel costs, meals,
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around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
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Enroll in your doctorate degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $10K.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.
The DBA in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management degree curriculum emphasizes global supply chain management strategy and management functions associated with marketing and sales, product and inventory, and personnel and customer service.
Becoming a Business Researcher
Learners in this course explore the role of the researcher, the
purpose for applied business research, and its benefits to the
business community. Learners are introduced to the methods and ethical
and business responsibilities of engaging in applied business
research. Learners also examine the process of translating business
problems, opportunities, or challenges into researchable projects that
result in practical solutions grounded in scholarly thinking.
For DBA learners only. Prerequisite(s): DB8002. Cannot be
fulfilled by transfer.
|6 quarter credits|
Designing a Global Operations and Supply Chain Network
Learners in this course examine the foundational principles,
concepts, and theories of the operations and supply chain management
(OSCM) discipline. Learners analyze how raw materials move through a
network of organizations and become a product to be delivered through
wholesalers and distributors to customers. Learners study network
design of OSCM decisions including production sites, inventory, order
fulfillment, transportation, sustainability and logistics from the
operational, tactical, and strategic perspectives. Using the
scholar-practitioner model, learners also explore underlying theories
and their application in real-life scenarios. Finally, learners apply
introductory methods of optimization and statistics in quality
assurance and control, inventory management, and demand planning along
with other methods.
Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Supply Chain Transformation Through Innovation
In this course, learners explore how transformation initiatives (such
as new methods and technology) enable firms to compete by managing
costs and creating superior customer value. Learners examine methods
for designing integrated global supply chain networks that are
cost-effective and of high quality, and analyze global management of
complex investments in suppliers, hardware, software, networks, and
processes. Learners study strategies to introduce new technology by
analyzing resistance to change and total cost of ownership (TCO).
Learners also examine the evaluation, selection, and implementation of
enterprise resource planning (ERP), transportation management (TMS),
and warehouse management (WMS) systems using suites or best of breed
tools. Finally, learners examine supply chain analytics, cloud
computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS) in the context of supply
For DBA Global Operations and Supply Chain Management learners
only. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Supplier Relationship Management
Learners in this course examine the critical need for organizations
to evaluate, select and manage relationships with their suppliers.
Many firms operate as globally networked enterprises that seamlessly
integrate suppliers, customers and internal operations. In so doing,
organizations need to develop worldclass supply bases that are cost
effective, high quality and resilient to disruptions. These sourcing
relationships are complicated by cultural, political and legal
differences in various countries. Further, organizations find sourcing
as a key place to address the ethical and environmental concerns that
many customers demand. Using the scholar-practitioner model, learners
also explore supply chain research in the field.
For DBA Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
learners only. Prerequisite(s): DB8321, DB8323. Cannot be
fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
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Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
Doctoral programs are specific and challenging. That’s why you’ll have access to expert support at every step along the road to your degree.
For this team, it's more than resumes and interview tips. It's about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
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Capella students have the opportunity to join Delta Mu Delta, an
international honor society.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our doctoral degree in global operations and supply chain management.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
**Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers' particular requirements is key in deciding on a doctoral program.
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