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Capella University Announces PhD Specialization in Strategy and Innovation


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. Capella now offers 10 specializations within its PhD in Business Management. The majority of these specializations, including Strategy and Innovation, share specialization courses with their counterparts in Capella's 10 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) specializations. A snapshot of Capella and what makes it unique is available through the university's infographic. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at

New 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, building the skills business leaders need 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.

A wide range of doctoral business programs
“The variety of business doctoral choices we offer at Capella helps our adult students achieve a wide range of professional and personal goals within the business field,” said William Reed, PhD, dean of Capella's School of Business and Technology. “Our PhD in Business Management focuses on scholarly research and writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, technology, and a systems-thinking approach. It's most often the choice of those seeking faculty positions, as well as leadership, advanced research, or consulting positions.

“Our DBA is often chosen by those looking to conduct applied research, teach, consult or lead. It features a prescribed course sequence, an applied dissertation project, and built-in dissertation milestones designed to provide students with a clear path toward completing their DBA in three years. By sharing specialization courses between corresponding PhD and DBA specializations, we expose our students to a wider range of colleagues, expanding their ability to share knowledge and explore differing viewpoints.”

Enrollment now open
Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for the PhD in Business Management specialization in Strategy and Innovation. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email

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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