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Capella University Launches PhD in Business Management Specialization in Strategy and Innovation and New Nursing Leadership Certificate


Capella University, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs for working adults, has announced a new Strategy and Innovation specialization within its online PhD in Business Management as well as a post-bachelor's certificate in Nursing Leadership. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at

Online PhD specialization develops innovation leaders, educators of future innovators, and advanced researchers

Whether the goal is a faculty, leadership, consulting, or research role, Capella's new PhD specialization in Strategy and Innovation is designed to build deep theoretical and practical knowledge of the strategies successful organizations use to create and sustain innovation. The curriculum emphasizes evidence-based, multi-disciplined research for analyzing global trends and building the skills needed to recognize opportunities and develop strategies for future-state products. With an emphasis on innovation leadership, the curriculum also develops the insights needed to lead and influence at all levels of an organization. A strong focus on research techniques plus in-person learning experiences builds skills in conducting global research.

Strategy and Innovation is the 10th specialization offered in Capella's PhD in Business Management program. The online university also offers 10 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) specializations.

New certificate offers an affordable pathway to nursing leadership

Capella's five-course Nursing Leadership certificate is designed for nurses with a BSN looking for an affordable way to expand their knowledge of nursing leadership and administration. For those who eventually want to earn an MSN, these courses transfer directly into Capella's Nursing Leadership and Administration MSN specialization, as well as certain emphases in the General MSN specialization. The certificate would also be valuable to nurses who already hold an MSN or DNP and want to add to their knowledge of nursing leadership.

The Nursing Leadership certificate uses an evidence-based approach that provides current and aspiring nurse executives the opportunity to explore and further develop the skills and knowledge needed to oversee quality and safety, manage finances and operations, lead innovations, and respond to challenges and trends within a health care organization.

Capella's range of educational offerings in the nursing profession also includes a CCNE-accredited** Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) focused on administrative, organizational, and systems leadership in the nursing field; a CCNE-accredited MSN program with 11 MSN and RN-to-MSN specializations; a CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); and a post-bachelor's Diabetes Nursing certificate.

Enrollment now open

Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its new educational offerings. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email

For the Nursing Leadership certificate:

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:

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education (DOE) new advance notice requirements, a notification for this certificate will be submitted to the DOE. This certificate may be subject to additional review and approval by the DOE, which could result in a potential delay in learners being able to start the certificate. If this certificate is subject to additional review, the DOE will notify Capella University at least 30 days prior to the scheduled start date. Capella University proactively will keep applicants and learners enrolled in this certificate fully informed of any actions taken by the DOE that may affect their ability to successfully begin classes as originally scheduled.

About Capella University

Capella University ( is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 148 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 22 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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