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DBA in General Management
Doctor of Business Administration

Address the challenges and opportunities in managing, organizing and structuring organizations with an online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) General Management from Capella, available in both FlexPath and GuidedPath learning formats.

Within the specialization, you’ll examine scholarly and practitioner literature in the field of management to gain an understanding of decision-making using relevant data and methods. You’ll also learn how to incorporate supply chains into organizational planning and consider how mergers, acquisitions or coopetition may boost organizational success.

Industry-inspired curriculum

The Doctor of Business Administration curriculum is based on input and advice from industry leaders and in consultation with the Capella School of Business, Technology, and Health Administration Advisory Board.

Integrated capstone

You’ll begin your capstone early in the program with the guidance of faculty mentors, building real-world knowledge you can apply in today’s business and management settings.

Support along the way

Start and advance through your doctoral journey with support from faculty and academic coaches.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • Capstone
  • 24 Max transfer credits

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $45,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with a DBA in General Management degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Doctor of Business Administration in General Management.

Related job titles to explore

  • Executive officer
  • Director
  • Chief operating officer
  • Strategy manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Contracts manager
  • Manager analyst
  • Adjunct, part-time, full-time business faculty

Employment settings to explore

  • Finance and insurance
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Information – publishing, broadcasting and telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Educational Services
  • Land-based or online colleges or universities
  • Government – local, state and federal 
  • Hospitals or medical providers

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

DBA as a Springboard for Future Success

Doctor of Business Administration program participants help advance their careers with terminal degrees.

How is a DBA different from a PhD in Business Management?

A DBA is a practitioner-based degree that utilizes existing knowledge to develop hands-on, practical solutions to problems in the workplace.

DBA program guide

Get details on the Doctor of Business Administration program at Capella University, learning formats, financing options, and more, all in one place.