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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management

Enhance your ability to strengthen businesses at their core as you prepare to lead, consult, or teach. Capella’s online PhD in Business Management, Accounting degree will give you a deeper understanding of interrelated issues, processes, and functions within business organizations. The curriculum is focused on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, global perspectives, accounting technology, and a systems-thinking approach.

Virtual Residencies

Network with faculty and peers, and gain access to valuable resources to use during your program and beyond, through three doctoral virtual residencies.

Research mentor

Maintain progress through your dissertation; we’ll pair you with an academic mentor who can help you keep your momentum.


Stay on track with your academic goals and dissertation; we’ll help you organize your work into manageable segments.

Classes start January 10

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 11 Core courses
  • 12 max transfer credits
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • 1 Elective course
  • 3 Virtual Residencies
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation
  • ACBSP-accredited

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.