Build the advanced skills to develop successful project management approaches that support organizational goals in diverse, global settings. This online DBA includes current and emerging methodologies; risk management; leadership; contemporary leadership theories and practices; and complexity theories for improving project and program results. With hands-on practice managing virtual teams and a focus on global project management theory and practice, you can gain the skills necessary to lead projects and programs in a variety of settings, and to conduct appropriate research to improve project management practices. You’ll build the skills to research, analyze and evaluate current project management methods, anticipate new developments in project management and lead the field in new directions.
With your DBA in Project Management from Capella, you’ll have the skills to synthesize multi-disciplinary theories that inform and shape theory and practice of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project. You’ll also be able to evaluate functional and cross-functional management approaches, synthesize project management research and practice, and apply ethical leadership strategies to integrate best practices and tools in the field of project management.
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 Project Management include consultant, program manager, program director, VP of project management, director of project management or faculty member. Potential workplaces include: corporation, consulting firm, community college, land-based or online university, government agency or nonprofit organization.