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Global Operations and Supply Chain Management Specialization Doctor of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

Become a Leader in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Prepare to leverage the effects of the supply chain to increase performance and lead the next generation of global operations professionals. With Capella’s online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Global Operations and Supply Chain Management degree you’ll gain the advanced knowledge and skills to expand your expertise in global operations. You’ll also receive intensive instruction in global supply chain design, financial decision-making, and prepare to lead in global operations and supply chain management advanced theory and practice.

 

What to Expect

  • Online & In Person
  • 8 Core Courses
  • 4 Specialization Courses
  • 1 Doctoral Research Project
  • 2 Residencies

Classes Start January 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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What You’ll Learn

Promote Innovation

Integrate and apply theory and scholarly research to develop innovative approaches to business problems in global and diverse environments.

Help Businesses Grow

Apply and communicate strategic approaches to business practice and planning.

Apply Your Ideas

Develop and apply critical thinking to business problems and opportunities.

Leverage Data Solutions

Integrate internal and external data with analytical techniques to support evidence-based decision-making.

Put Ethics Into Practice

Integrate ethical concepts and integrity into sustainable business models.

Develop Your Skills

Develop expertise within and across functional and cross-functional disciplines.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Put Your Research to Work

Showcase your ability to develop solutions for organizations through the completion of a doctoral applied business research project.

Research Mentor

For your culminating doctoral applied business research project, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.

Flat Quarterly Tuition Rate

Your $4,720 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, and lodging.

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 original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet 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.

DBA in Supply Chain Management Doctorate Online - Capella University

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Have questions about our programs and what actual alumni have done with their degree? Ask our alumni about their experiences, and see if Capella is a fit for you.

 

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. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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

Sample Courses

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.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Description
DB8008 Becoming a Business Researcher
DB8321 Designing a Global Operations and Supply Chain Network
DB8323 Supply Chain Transformation Through Innovation
DB8325* Supplier Relationship Management
DB8327* Global Supply Chain Design

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 members hold 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.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

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.

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Meet the Dean of the School of Business and Technology

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Capella Becomes Member of International Business Honor Society

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Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our doctoral degree in global operations and supply chain management.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Chief operations officer (COO)
  • Consultant
  • Director of global sourcing
  • Distribution director or vice president
  • Full-time faculty**
  • Manufacturing director or vice president
  • Operations director or vice president
  • Product development and/or planning director
  • Purchasing/procurement director or vice president
  • Supply chain director or vice president

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Aerospace
  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Defense
  • Government–local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Retail
  • Transportation

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

**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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