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General Business Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management

Capella's online PhD in General Business Management will build your knowledge of business theory, research, and practice. Master critical concepts through specialized courses and intensive in-person learning experiences in areas such as strategic management, marketing, accounting, and finance. This program is designed to elevate your capacity to lead, teach, or consult in global corporate settings and sharpen your confidence as a modern scholar-practitioner of business.

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.

Milestones

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

Classes Start Soon

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 11 Core courses
  • 12 max transfer credits
  • 5 Elective courses
  • 3 Virtual Residencies
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation
  • ACBSP-accredited

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. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with a PhD in General Business Management degree?

Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a PhD in General Business Management.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Adjunct or part-time business faculty
  • Full-time business faculty
  • Dean or associate dean of a business program
  • Director
  • President
  • Vice president
  • Business consultant
  • Chief officer (executive, operations, learning, technology)

Employment settings to explore

  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Public and private education
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Manufacturing
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance firm
  • Small business
  • Non-governmental organization

*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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