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Exhibit proficiency in academic research, writing, and critical-thinking.
Conduct ethical scholarly research through innovative and traditional methods.
Examine emerging trends and technological advances that influence business theory and practice.
Advance the theory and practice of global business management with
ethical interdisciplinary business knowledge.
Apply leadership theories and techniques, including advanced
communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Evaluate the effectiveness of business principles and systems
theories to effect change in global environments.
Our PhD in General Business Management program is designed to remove
roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation process. This unique
approach centers on supporting you in three ways: through program
structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and online resources.
To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin your
dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and
online resources will help guide you every step of the way.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Maximize your courseload—take six or more credits per quarter and pay
Our faculty is made up of scholar-practitioners who are active within
their professions and bring real-world experience to the
*Cost of each residency is included in the $5,000 quarterly tuition maximum; books, resource kit, travel, lodging, meals, and other expenses are not included.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and
faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the
If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
Your PhD in General Business Management curriculum will include the
research and observation of business systems, leadership, financial
management, accounting, economics, strategy, and social
responsibility. The program includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to
get an early start on your dissertation.
Business Principles and Practices
Learners in this course apply theories of organization to critically
analyze the organization as an arrangement of systems to develop a
holistic understanding of its interrelated, interdependent functions.
Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Ethics and Leadership in Global Environments
In this course, learners examine ethics theory and practice, ethical decision making, and the leader’s role in creating an ethical environment in global business. Learners also explore the ways cultural intelligence fosters multicultural and ethical thinking.
|4 quarter credits|
Strategic Management and Practice
Learners in this course examine theories associated with effective
strategy development, integration, and implementation across all
functional areas of business operations. Learners study the skills
required of strategic thinkers and leaders in today’s complex global
business environment and practice applying them to solve contemporary
|4 quarter credits|
Two doctoral programs focused on business. What are the differences,
and which one is right for you?
Is a PhD worth the investment of time, money, and energy?
Balancing PhD studies with work, family life, and social obligations
can be stressful—unless you have a plan.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
PhD in general business management degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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