Synthesize multidisciplinary theories that inform and shape theory
and practice of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring,
controlling, and closing the project.
Apply ethical leadership strategies to integrate best practices and
tools in the field of project management.
Synthesize project management research and practice leading to the
development of new knowledge or improved practices.
Exhibit proficiency in communication, research, writing, and
critical-thinking skills applicable to professional and academic
Evaluate functional and cross-functional management approaches
appropriate for project, program, and portfolios ranging from
operational to strategic, small to complex, and local to global.
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 Project Management curriculum includes topics on advanced
project and program management methodologies, risk management,
portfolio optimization, and leadership.
|Course Number||Course Description|
|DB8008||Becoming a Business Researcher|
|BMGT8430||Advanced Concepts of Project Management Methodologies|
|BMGT8432||Projects as Complex Adaptive Systems|
|BMGT8434||Advanced Risk Management Systems and Research|
|BMGT8436||Dynamics of Program and Portfolio Management|
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.
Explore career options at three levels—entry level, mid-level, and
executive level— in business-specific project management.
Two doctoral programs focused on business. What are the differences,
and which one is right for you?
Five soft skills project managers need to be competitive in the
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
doctoral degree in project 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.