PhD Degree in Project Management: Business (Capella University)

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. This online PhD program in Project Management features a comprehensive core of courses focused on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, technology and a systems-thinking approach. 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.

With your PhD in Project Management from Capella, you’ll evaluate functional and cross functional management approaches appropriate for project, programs and portfolios ranging from operational to strategic, small to complex, and local to global. You’ll also learn to synthesize multi-disciplinary theories that inform and shape theory and practice of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing the project.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Project Management include director of project management, director of program office, program manager, program director, senior project manager or vice president of project management. Potential workplaces include community college, consulting firm, corporation, government 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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