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Program Details

Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Human Resource Management program prepares you to foster innovative workplaces. Expand your opportunities and enhance the performance of organizations by gaining the knowledge and skills needed to teach, consult, lead, practice, and conduct research in the field of human resource management.

Building on a comprehensive core curriculum of leadership, research, strategy, and ethics, this program focuses on diverse demographic and cultural perspectives, the influence of new technologies on the workplace, and the impact of the dynamic external work environment on human-resource management practices.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international learning experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking opportunities, increased cultural literacy, and a global perspective.

Online courseroom discussions, specially designed networking sites, and face-to-face weekend residencies provide ongoing opportunities to build professional relationships and share knowledge with other business leaders around the country. A prescribed course sequence, built-in dissertation milestones, and supportive mentoring create a clear path toward completing the program in 3 years.

Furthermore, 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.

With your DBA in Human Resource Management from Capella, you'll learn to synthesize multidisciplinary theories that inform and shape theory and practice to attract, develop, and retain a global workforce. Additionally, you'll be able to synthesize emerging trends and technological influences, evaluate ethical theories and frameworks that guide human resources practices in the 21st century and integrate research and practices into the development of adaptive and innovative global workplace environments.

Common jobs with an online DBA in Human Resource Management include HR consultant, manager, generalist, director, vice president, adjunct or part-time faculty. Potential workplaces include: corporation, manufacturing, land-based or online college or university, government agency or consulting firm.

Requirements

In addition to your online courses, you will attend three four-day residencies.

Admission Requirements
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
  • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

Minimum level of education required:

  • Doctoral students must have a master’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution

Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Disclosure

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, job placement or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the school’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University at 1.866.679.9687 for more information.

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