PhD – Strategy and Innovation
Capella University

Program Details

With a program grounded in dissertation success, Capella offers this online PhD in Strategy and Innovation. You’ll benefit from a unique program structure that is taught by dedicated faculty, along with comprehensive online resources. These will give you the tools to keep your momentum going throughout the dissertation process. In this specialization, you’ll concentrate on a multidisciplinary approach to contemporary business theory, research and practice to integrate change and innovation into your organization to drive sustainability and success. Curriculum, which involves a few on-campus residencies, usually offers the following classes:

  • Foresight: Anticipating the Future
  • Identifying Opportunities for Innovation
  • Competing with Disruptive Innovation
  • Building an Innovation Strategy

% Online

Mostly 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:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

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

  • This program requires 3 residencies.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP, has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations.