Evaluate the historical and theoretical bases of leadership through a
multidisciplinary lens to develop leadership perspectives which ensure
the viability of the organization in a dynamic global
Analyze leadership in an introspective way, developing and
integrating a personal view of leadership with an emphasis on
connections to others in the organization and the broader
Evaluate the influence of mechanistic and living systems worldviews
on a leader’s perspective of the organization and strategic
Integrate multiple ways of thinking including creative thinking,
reflective thinking, statistical thinking, critical thinking, and
systems thinking, to inform leaders’ decision making.
Synthesize multi-disciplinary scholarly literature and emerging trends in leadership practice toward advancing the theory or practice of leadership.
Exhibit proficiency in academic research, writing, and
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 $4,800 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,
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
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.
Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren't
need-based and never have to be repaid.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a
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.
|Course Number||Course Description|
|DB8008||Becoming a Business Researcher|
|BMGT8610||Leadership Theory and Practice in a Global Environment|
|BMGT8612||Leadership as Personal Practice|
|BMGT8614||Leading the Organizational System|
|BMGT8616||Leading Dynamic Systems with Multi-Dimensional Thinking|
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
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about
thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Two doctoral programs focused on business. What are the differences,
and which one is right for you?
Dr. Rhonda Capron brings industry experience and expertise to work as
the dean of Capella’s School of Business and Technology.
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 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.