Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Project Management program advances your knowledge of and expertise with project leadership. This program covers current and emerging methodologies, risk-management techniques, contemporary leadership theories and practices, and complexity theories for improving project and program results.
With hands-on practice managing virtual teams and a focus on global project-management theory and practice, you can gain the skills necessary to lead projects and programs in a variety of settings, and to conduct appropriate research to improve project-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 Project Management from Capella, you'll have the skills to synthesize multi-disciplinary theories that inform and shape theory and practice of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project. You'll also be able to evaluate functional and cross-functional management approaches, synthesize project management research and practice, and apply ethical leadership strategies to integrate best practices and tools in the field of project management.
Common jobs with an online DBA in Project Management include consultant, program manager, program director, VP of project management, director of project management or faculty member. Potential workplaces include: corporation, consulting firm, community college, land-based or online university, government agency or nonprofit organization.
In addition to your online courses, you will attend three four-day residencies.
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