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Doctor of Business Administration Program

School of Business & Technology

Drive change and leave your mark in your field with an online DBA from Capella. Our program can help you find your niche in your profession and take your career to the highest level. 

Why Choose Capella?

You have career aspirations; we have programs to help you meet them. A Capella online DBA can put you on a direct path to meet your goals.

Leverage Your Experience

Gain real-life practice through completion of a doctoral applied business research project, resulting in portfolio quality demonstration of your skills.

Flexible Design

Our course sequence allows you the flexibility to structure your program to accommodate your needs.

Flat Quarterly Tuition Rate

Your $4,800 flat quarterly tuition rate includes the cost of courses and required residencies.*

Transfer up to 12 Credits

You may be able to save time and money by transferring credits from regionally accredited or internationally recognized institutions.

Develop Expertise at Residencies

Two energizing residencies provide insights and knowledge that will be valuable during your DBA studies and beyond.

Comprehensive Support

Advisors, faculty, and mentors will be available to guide and assist your progress through the program.

Experienced Doctoral Faculty

Our faculty are here to provide you with the research and industry expertise you need to help build on what you already know.

Stay On Track With Milestones

We’ll help you organize your work into five manageable segments—all the way through to completion of your doctoral applied business research project—helping you stay on track with your goals.

*Quoted price does not include $175/quarter resource kit fee. Quoted cost includes residency tuition, but not travel costs, meals, and lodging.

25 Years of Online Doctoral Experience

With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.

Program Specializations

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

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

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

What's it like to be a doctoral student?

What does it take to earn a doctoral degree? Learn more about the experience, explore each step of the journey, and read stories from students who have successfully earned their doctorate.

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

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

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Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.