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Evaluate management approaches appropriate for project, programs, and portfolios from an operational and strategic mindset.
Develop project management research and practice that lead to new and improved progress and knowledge for the field.
Create multidisciplinary theories that better inform practice of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project.
Apply ethical leadership strategies to integrate best practices and tools in the field of project management.
Exhibit your communication, research, writing, and critical thinking skills applicable to professional and academic endeavors.
Our PhD in Business Management, Project 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 just $5,000*.
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 you learn.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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.
If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
Our online PhD in Business Management, Project Management curriculum refines your leadership expertise in business and project management. You’ll develop solid research skills by completing a dissertation to advance project management. The program includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to get an early start on your dissertation.
Advanced Concepts of Project Management Methodologies
In this course, learners research literature to identify best practices and evaluate appropriate methodologies leading to successful outcomes for projects and programs ranging from simple to complex. The course emphasizes appropriate methods, tools, and techniques for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Initiating and Planning processes based on organizational environments, cultural diversity, and global influences. Learners also evaluate expected project outcomes to assure alignment with strategic goals and objectives. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Projects as Complex Adaptive Systems
Learners in this course examine both seminal and current literature, such as complexity theory, to evaluate the successes and failures of projects and programs in complex and ambiguous environments. This course emphasizes Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling projects and programs based on multidisciplinary theories and applications as defined by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Learners develop their professional, consultative, and leadership skills for successful project and program outcomes. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Advanced Risk Management Systems and Research
In this course, learners evaluate and synthesize the use of multidisciplinary theories based on the research and practice of project and program risk management. Learners explore emerging trends, concepts, and methods of project and program risk management systems and research. Topics include evaluating integrated approaches to identifying, analyzing, mitigating, and managing project risks, and identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in project risk management research. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Dynamics of Program and Portfolio Management
Learners in this course examine emerging trends, concepts, and methods for evaluating and applying program integration and portfolio management techniques and methods used to optimize their overall value. Topics include ethical approaches to program and portfolio management in alignment with business strategic goals and objectives within a global context. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Two doctoral programs focused on business. What are the differences, and which one is right for you?
From entry-level to executive, a look at three career options for project managers.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online project management 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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