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Apply strategic business solutions to actively solve business challenges or maximize opportunities that impact today’s organizations.
You’ll be prepared with an academic mentor who will help you progress through your doctoral capstone research project.
Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2018
Network with faculty and peers during two residencies that enable you to develop knowledge and gain access to resources that will be valuable during your DBA program and beyond.
We’ll help you organize your work into manageable segments spread throughout your program to help you stay on track with your capstone project and academic goals.
*Quoted price does not include $175/quarter Resource Kit fee. Quoted cost includes residency tuition, but not travel costs, meals, and lodging.
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.
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.
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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Our DBA in Leadership features a comprehensive core curriculum of leadership, research, strategy, technology, and ethics, plus intensive coursework designed to help you develop skills in systems, critical, creative, reflective, and statistical thinking.
Leadership Theory and Practice in a Global Environment
Learners in this course evaluate leadership theories and practices in diverse cultures from a historical and theoretical basis using a multi-disciplinary lens. Learners also develop expanded leadership perspectives and practices, enabling them to assure the viability of their organizations in a dynamic global business environment. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Leadership as Personal Practice
Learners in this course focus on analyzing scholarly literature and emerging research trends in relational leadership. The course also emphasizes theories and models of leadership, which support a shift from hierarchical leadership to inclusive and collaborative leadership. Finally, learners assess personal barriers and facilitators to inclusionary leadership and apply theories and models to personal practice. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Leading the Organizational System
In this course, learners explore leadership practice in complex and dynamic environments. Learners use systems thinking and organizational theory to analyze leadership practice within the framework of organizational systems and evaluate the role of systems thinking in organizations to develop innovation in complex environments. Finally, learners apply these concepts to leadership practice. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Leading Dynamic Systems with Multi-Dimensional Thinking
Learners in this course synthesize multiple ways of thinking to support effective leadership decision making. By integrating critical, creative, reflective, systems, and statistical thinking, learners develop leadership qualities that allow them to apply their insights to current models and perspectives in order to envision a future with improved organizational patterns and outcomes. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Earning your DBA can help prepare you to lead in a dynamic field as you explore these and other critical areas of focus.
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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.
A DBA is a practitioner-based degree that utilizes existing knowledge to develop hands-on, practical solutions to problems in the workplace.
Residency helps prepare doctoral candidates for their capstone or dissertation. Find out what’s covered during this step.
Gain insight from these five tips to help you decide what you may gain with a doctorate.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our doctoral degree in leadership.
*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.
Teach graduate or undergraduate students in the field of business and motivate others to make an impact at an organizational level.
Make major corporate decisions, including managing the company's overall structure and operations, communicating with the board of directors, management team, or corporate operations team.
Provide advice and expertise to organizations that help them improve their business performance in terms of operations, profitability, management, structure, and strategy. This work encapsulates a variety of areas, including management, IT, finance, marketing, HR, and supply chain management.
Assess new markets, programs, and partnership opportunities that will continue to support the broader goals of an organization. You may also develop and foster key relationships with leaders throughout the business to ensure a high level of influence and proper execution of key business strategies.
Design employee training programs, build succession plans, and craft an internal promotion process based on a solid understanding of full-cycle recruiting along with a strategic mindset to develop a skilled workforce.
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