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Synthesize multidisciplinary theories that inform and shape theory and practice to attract, develop, and retain a global workforce.
Hone in on emerging trends and technological influences to advance the theory and practice of global Human Resource Management.
Evaluate ethical theories and frameworks that guide human resources practices in the 21st century.
Integrate research and practices into the development of adaptive and innovative global workplace environments.
Evaluate diverse demographic and cultural perspectives to advance the body of knowledge and practice in global human resource management.
Exhibit proficiency in academic research, writing, and critical-thinking skills.
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.
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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 way.
Maximize your courseload—take 7 or more credits per quarter and pay just $4,850.*
*Quoted price does not include $175/quarter resource kit fee. Quoted cost includes residency tuition, but not travel costs, meals, and lodging.
We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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DBA in Human Resource Management students evaluate multidisciplinary theories and human resource management strategies and practices for creating flexible and innovative settings in the 21st century’s global workplace.
Foundations of Human Resource Theory and Practice
This course addresses ways in which social and economic changes have transformed human resource management’s role in organizations. Learners examine issues that currently impact human resources managers in today’s rapidly evolving environment. In addition, learners investigate the theories on which human resource practices have been built to determine their relevance in the 21st-century, informationage workplace. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Creating Adaptive, Innovative Workplaces
In this course, learners explore human resource management strategies, tools, and issues related to the changing world of work. Learners analyze the ways in which HR professionals support the creation of innovative, engaging and productive work to meet the needs of the contemporary and future workplaces. Learners also examine the human resource components of employee engagement to include organizational design, leadership, career development, communication, flexibility, and virtual work environments. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Attracting and Retaining Talent
Learners in this course evaluate emerging human resource management theories and practices for effectively attracting employees. Learners analyze workforce selection practices for reliability and align performance management strategies to support the organizational mission. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Human Resource Practices for Developing Talent
In this course, learners explore human resources management’s role in developing talent and evaluate human resource management theories and ethical frameworks associated with individual adult learning, human resource development, succession planning, mentoring, coaching, and performance management. This course emphasizes the theoretical basis of development, compensation, rewards, and motivation in order to better serve organizations and to contribute to the knowledge base in the human resource management field. The course also stresses the importance of evaluating and critiquing current workforce development trends in support of innovative workplace environments. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
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Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our doctoral degree in human resource 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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