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Prepare to be the leader that organizations can rely on to solve problems and leverage opportunities with our online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program. Our DBA specializations can help you build advanced skills to develop your career in business administration.
The DBA program is for experienced professionals who want to develop their career in business administration. The capstone project emphasizes applied research to help solve a real issue within your organization.
As a DBA student, you’ll begin with eight core courses to lay the foundation for your program and develop skills in key areas of business practice. From there, you’ll move into the coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your capstone project.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. The full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations is available here. Founded in 1988, the ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.
Applicants to the DBA program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for DBA specializations: General Management, Organizational Leadership and Development, Strategy and Innovation.
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
The total cost of your DBA program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors. With Capella Tuition Cap, you always know the maximum total tuition you’ll pay for your degree.
View detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for DBA specializations: General Management, Organizational Leadership and Development, Strategy and Innovation.
Every DBA journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced expertise for the next phases of your business career.*
*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.
Your lifestyle and learning preferences will factor into choosing a path for your DBA. FlexPath gives you the freedom to set your own deadlines and complete coursework at your own pace. GuidedPath offers a more structured approach with a fixed weekly schedule.
Not sure about FlexPath or GuidedPath? The Path Finder Quiz evaluates your learning style to help determine which learning format is better suited to your personal and professional goals.
“I would like to make the transformational change I envision for both organizations and individuals. This degree will not only give me the skills but the credibility within the industry to do so.”