Capella University

PhD - General Business

Gain a deep understanding of business theory, research, and practice with this doctoral specialization in General Business. The curriculum is based on recognized industry standards, and reflects key learning competencies from academic and professional associations. Courses are designed to help you become a strategic thinker and leader in today‘s complex global business environment, able to address contemporary business issues from both a scholarly and practical perspective. You will also develop advanced knowledge and skills in research design and application to enable you to contribute to your field through doctoral research. This specialization prepares you to meet the critical need for business faculty, or to pursue business leadership, research, or consulting positions.

The residential colloquia experience: As a PhD learner, you will attend three five-day colloquia at specific stages in your program, in addition to your online courses. These energizing residencies provide you with insights and knowledge that will be valuable during your doctoral studies and beyond.


Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.

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