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Evaluate the historical and theoretical bases of leadership through a multidisciplinary lens to develop leadership perspectives.
Develop a personal view of leadership with an emphasis on connections
to others in the organization and community.
Study how mechanistic and living systems worldviews affect a leader’s
perspective of the organization and decisions.
Use multiple ways of thinking, including creative thinking,
reflective thinking, and systems thinking, to make decisions.
Study literature and emerging trends in advancing leadership theory
Master academic research, writing, and critical-thinking
Our PhD in Business Management, Leadership 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
Capella’s online learning model offers you the ability to take one to three courses per quarter, giving you more schedule control.
*Cost of each residency is included in the $5,000 quarterly tuition maximum; travel, lodging, meals, and other expenses are not included. Books, supplies, and other fees may apply. Tuition subject to change.
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
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
Enroll in a qualified program, apply for a $5,000 scholarship, and meet eligibility requirements.
The online PhD in Business Management, Leadership curriculum centers
around leadership, research, strategy, technology, and ethics. The
program includes dissertation
research seminars which allow you to get an early start on your
Advancing Leadership Theory
Learners in this course focus on analyzing scholarly literature and
emerging research trends in leadership. The course is designed to help
learners develop as independent researchers while constructing
research questions, synthesizing literature, and selecting appropriate
For PhD in Business Management and PhD in Organization and
Management learners only. Prerequisite(s): PhD in Business
Management learners must have completed BMGT8610, BMGT8612,
BMGT8614. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online leadership doctoral 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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