Doctor of Business Administration Program

School of Business & Technology

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 milestones 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

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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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Reduce your tuition by $20,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $20K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.

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Residencies vary according to your specialization. As part of your coursework, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to engage in person with faculty and fellow doctoral students. You’ll also have a chance to meet with research and writing group consultants, along with members of the Institutional Review Board, which approves all research projects.

Comprehensive support

As a doctoral student, you’ll work with your own dedicated faculty mentor who’ll guide you as you work on your capstone. You’ll also 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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