DBA – Organizational Leadership & Development (ACBSP-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

The DBA in Organizational Leadership and Development from Capella University guides students through cultivating their own leadership style. Students in this online Organizational Leadership degree program learn strategies and techniques to inspire, motivate, and mobilize their workplace.

Courses incorporate current topics in leadership theory and practice, high-performance leadership, and positive change models. Hands-on assignments involve designing projects for improving organizational effectiveness. Students will also study emerging trends in leadership and human resources. The DBA program is available in Capella’s groundbreaking FlexPath learning format, allowing you to move at your own pace, as well as GuidedPath, which provides a structured learning format with an active peer community.

Skilled and effective leaders are highly sought after in every industry. Graduates can consider employment in settings such as:

  • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services
  • Banks and financial firms
  • Data processing and hosting services
  • Insurance carriers
  • Colleges and universities 
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and development services

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • 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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. For full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations, go to www.capella.edu/university-accreditation.