PhD – Strategy and Innovation
Capella University

Program Details

Capella University's online PhD in Strategy program prepares you to become a leader in creating and sustaining organizational innovation.

Designed for students who wish to become scholars, with the skills and knowledge to teach, consult or lead, this program features a curriculum that emphasizes evidence-based, multi-disciplined research for analyzing global trends.

You'll build the skills to recognize opportunities and develop strategies for future-state products, and with an emphasis on innovation leadership, you'll also gain the insights to lead and influence at any level of your organization.

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 Strategy and Innovation from Capella, you'll be able to apply strategy and innovation theory research, assess the information needs for effective strategy and innovation and leverage accepted and emerging strategy and innovation theories. Additionally, you'll learn to integrate data needed to support evidence-based strategy and innovation with an emphasis on emerging trends and technological influences in a global environment.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Strategy and Innovation include faculty member, dean or associate dean of a business program, chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO) or president. Potential workplaces include: land-based or online college or university, community college, corporation, consulting firm, nonprofit or government agency.

Requirements

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

Special Accreditation

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

School Accreditation Statement

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • 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