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DBA in Strategy and Innovation
Doctor of Business Administration

Ready to design and execute strategies that stand up in today’s business world? Within the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Strategy and Innovation specialization, you’ll do just that. Design projects and learn how visionary leaders use strategic and innovative methods to transform their organizational landscapes.

You’ll examine how company leaders increase their organization’s agility, opportunities and competitive advantages, and study current topics, including strategic digital transformation, and managing innovation, design and creativity. You’ll also analyze scholarly and practitioner literature and emerging trends in the fields of strategy and innovation. 

Industry-inspired curriculum

The Doctor of Business Administration curriculum is based on input and advice from industry leaders and in consultation with the Capella School of Business, Technology, and Health Administration Advisory Board.

Integrated capstone

You’ll begin your capstone early in the program with the guidance of faculty mentors, building real-world knowledge you can apply in today’s business and management settings.

Support along the way

Start and advance through your doctoral journey with support from faculty and academic coaches.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • Capstone
  • 24 Max transfer credits

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $45,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with a DBA in Strategy and Innovation degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Doctor of Business Administration in Strategy and Innovation.

Related job titles to explore

  • Executive officer
  • Chief operating officer
  • Executive director
  • Chief diversity and inclusion officer
  • Compliance director
  • Adjunct, part-time, full-time business faculty

Employment settings to explore

  • Land-based or online colleges or universities 
  • Manufacturing
  • Government – local, state and federal 
  • Research and development services 
  • Agencies, brokerage and other insurance related activities
  • Community or technical colleges

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

DBA as a Springboard for Future Success

Doctor of Business Administration program participants help advance their careers with terminal degrees.

How is a DBA different from a PhD in Business Management?

A DBA is a practitioner-based degree that utilizes existing knowledge to develop hands-on, practical solutions to problems in the workplace.

DBA program guide

Get details on the Doctor of Business Administration program at Capella University, learning formats, financing options, and more, all in one place.