Capella University's online PhD in Human Resource Management program advances your knowledge of and expertise in global workforce issues. Designed for students who wish to become scholars, with the skills and knowledge to teach, consult or lead, this program builds on a curriculum of leadership, research, strategy, and ethics. You'll focus 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.
The coursework will challenge you to gain an international, multi-disciplinary perspective, enabling you to integrate theory and practice to address global workforce issues or to form a basis for your own research. You will also explore research and study best practices that foster innovative workplaces and attract, develop, and retain top talent.
You'll also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking, increased cultural literacy and global operations learning experience.
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 PhD 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 work force. You'll also assess emerging trends and technological influences to advance the theory and practice of global Human Resource Management.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Human Resource Management include adjunct or part-time faculty, business researcher, director/vice president compensation and benefits, director/vice president human resources, human capital manager, human resource manager or independent/free agent consultant. Potential workplaces include consulting firm, corporation, government, land-based or online college or university, non-governmental organization or public and private education.
In addition to your online courses, you will attend three on-campus 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
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
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.