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Leadership
PhD in Business Management

Establish your ability to lead, consult, or teach in a global business landscape. Capella’s online PhD in Business Management, Leadership program teaches you to draw from multiple leadership approaches as you build productive relationships that strengthen organizations. You’ll develop your expertise in strategic planning, supervision, creative management, and statistical approaches while sharpening your high-level critical thinking skills.

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 July 11

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

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 $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 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 Business Management, Leadership.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Adjunct or part-time business faculty
  • Full-time business faculty
  • Dean or associate dean of a business program
  • Research director
  • Business researcher
  • Consultant
  • Leadership development manager/director
  • Executive-level management
  • Chief executive officer (CEO)
  • Chief learning officer (CLO)
  • Talent development manager/director

Employment settings to explore

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

*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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