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DBA - Leadership

Develop the advanced skills and knowledge to lead organizations, educate the next generation of business leaders or provide high-value consulting services. This online doctoral leadership specialization features a comprehensive core curriculum of leadership, research, strategy, technology and ethics, plus intensive course work designed to help you develop skills in systems, critical, creative, reflective and statistical thinking. Synthesize established theory with your own values and goals to build leadership skills benefitting your organization and the broader business community.

With your DBA in Leadership from Capella, you'll have the skills to evaluate the historical and theoretical bases of leadership, analyze leadership in an introspective way, and integrate multiple ways of thinking including creative thinking, reflective thinking, statistical thinking, critical thinking, and systems thinking, to inform leaders' decision making. Additionally, you'll be able to synthesize multi-disciplinary scholarly literature and emerging trends and exhibit proficiency in academic research, writing, and critical-thinking skills.

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.

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.

Common jobs with an online DBA in leadership include consultant, vice president/director of leadership development, director off talent management, CEO, COO, CLO, president, director or faculty member. Potential workplaces include: corporation, consulting firm, community college, land-based or online university, government agency or nonprofit organization.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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AccreditationCapella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
RequirementsDoctoral 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.
Education LevelDoctorate
LanguageEnglish
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.