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PhD - Business Management

Capella University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in General Business Management program is designed to teach students advanced research, communication, and management skills for diversified business environments. Learn more about Capella's online PhD in Business Management program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in General Business Management

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Program Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Students thinking of applying to the online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in General Business Management program at Capella University should have experience or a strong understanding of business leadership and management. Potential students should also have demonstrated communication, research, and analytical skills. Applicants to doctorate programs at Capella University must hold a master's degree from an accredited university; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in General Business Management program at Capella University is designed to teach business professionals how to implement the best theories and practices in business management. Students may learn to use ethical communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills to enhance and effect change in diverse business environments. Students also have the chance to learn how to conduct scholarly research to examine rising business trends, technologies, and principles. Learners will explore subjects like research processes, ethics in leadership, accounting and finance, and strategic management. Students enrolled in the PhD in Business Management, General Business Management program at Capella University may also be asked to participate in a residency program as part of their dissertation process.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in General Business Management:

Students enrolled in the online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in General Business Management program at Capella University are asked to complete 70 credits in required courses and 20 credits in elective courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (70 credits)

  • Research Processes, Theory and Practice in Global Business
  • Business Principle and Practices
  • Ethics and Leadership in Global Environments
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Economics in Global Environments
    • Accounting and Finance Principles and Practice
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Marketing Principles and Practice
    • Strategic Management and Practice
  • Business Dissertation Specialization Literature
  • Foundations of Research, Scholarly Literature, and Theory in Management
  • Survey of Applied Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Techniques
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Advanced Qualitative Research
    • Quantitative Research Techniques 2
  • Business Special Topics: Literature Review
  • Students take the following upon completion of all required coursework:
    • Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
  • Students must register for this course a minimum of four times:
    • Dissertation Courseroom

Elective Courses (20 credits)

  • Students choose one course from any business management classes and any four graduate courses

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management with a specialization in General Business Management from Capella University should be able to use advanced research, communication, and critical thinking skills to understand ethical leadership and progress in various business environments. They should have expertise in new theories and trends to enhance business management. Graduates may be able to teach management techniques, work in any for-profit or non-profit sector, become a consultant, or even work in government. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Dean / associate dean within a business school
  • Chief executive officer
  • Business consultant
  • President / vice-president
  • Director

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