Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Strategy program prepares you to drive innovation and lead strategic results. Through a strong focus on research techniques, plus in-person learning experiences, you'll gain the skills to implement change and conduct global research that is directly applicable to real-world business issues.
This curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practices for analyzing global trends, leveraging competitive information, seeking innovation opportunities, developing future-oriented product strategies, and learning to lead and influence from any level in your organization.
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 Strategy and Innovation from Capella, you'll have the skills to assess the information needs for effective strategy and innovation and identify, access, and collaborate on the appropriate sources for that information. Additionally, you'll be able to integrate data needed to support evidence-based strategy and innovation, analyze information gathered for strategy and innovation using the appropriate research techniques, and demonstrate ethical, effective, and sustainable approaches to strategy and innovation.
Common jobs with an online DBA in Strategy and Innovation include chief executive officer, president, vice president, director, business consultant, and adjunct or part-time faculty (practitioner-focused teaching). 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
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.