Doctor of Business Administration Program

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Advance as a leader in business

Ready to be the decision-maker and a leader that organizations can rely on to solve problems and leverage opportunities? The Capella Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offers you the tools to reach that goal and reach for success at the highest level of business.

Our online DBA specializations can help you build the skills to become a leader, consultant, or educator in your chosen area of business. This professional doctorate program features a capstone research project that emphasizes applied research to help you solve a real-world problem within your organization. You’ll begin your capstone early in the program, with signature assignments to help you stay on track.

All along the way, our faculty and support resources will help you organize your work so you can live your life while earning your degree.

DBA program specializations

Learn more about admission requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

To meet an ACBSP requirement, graduation data and performance analyses are available.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Why choose Capella?

The Capella doctoral experience

This Capella doctoral program is designed to maximize your learning and have a demonstrable impact, professionally and personally. You’ll start your doctoral project early in your program, receive guidance from a dedicated faculty and support team, and gain access to a treasure trove of online resources and tools.

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Two learning formats

Choose the option that fits. GuidedPath, a flexible, yet structured approach or FlexPath, a self-paced format.

Comprehensive support

As a doctoral student, you’ll have a support team, from writing and tech support to planning for advancing in your career when you’re ready. In every step of your program, you’ll have the support you need to reach your goals.

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