Capella University's online PhD in Strategy and Innovation is designed for students who wish to learn the skills and knowledge to teach, consult, or lead. This program features a curriculum that emphasizes evidence-based, multi-disciplinary research for analyzing global trends.
Through this program, students will also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking, increased cultural literacy and global operations learning experience.
Affordable: By maximizing your courseload each quarter, you can save time and money. Students taking six credits or more per quarter, pay a $5,000 flat-rate tuition maximum or $925 per credit, up to six credits. Explore more ways to save.
Flexible: Capella’s online courses are designed for busy working professionals like you. There are no in-person classes, which means you design your course schedule to fit around your life. Calculate My Costs & Graduation Date
Credible: Capella’s programs are professionally aligned and many are accredited. Moreover, Capella’s collaboration with The Wall Street Journal enhances your academic experience, while also giving you a competitive edge in your career.
The Building Blocks of Your PhD
In your PhD in Strategy and Innovation program, you will begin work on your dissertation immediately. Our curriculum begins with programs of research to help you determine your topic and incorporates credit-bearing dissertation research seminars with assistance blended into coursework. Expert faculty, research methodologists, and advisors provide the right assistance at the right time, when you need it. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, dissertation research seminars, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.
Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you
Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.
The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by WSJ, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business.
With your PhD in Strategy and Innovation from Capella, you'll be able to apply strategy and innovation theory research, assess the information needs for effective strategy and innovation and leverage accepted and emerging strategy and innovation theories. Additionally, you'll learn to integrate data needed to support evidence-based strategy and innovation with an emphasis on emerging trends and technological influences in a global environment. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Strategy and Innovation include faculty member, dean or associate dean of a business program, chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO) or president. Potential workplaces include: land-based or online college or university, community college, corporation, consulting firm, nonprofit or government agency.