Capella University Announces PhD Specialization in Strategy and Innovation

  Capella University Announces PhD Specialization in Strategy and Innovation

  The online university now offers 10 specializations in its PhD in Business

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- October 31, 2012

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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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a
member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
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