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Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Analytics and Data Science

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Earn a doctorate degree in business analytics and data science, advance both your scholarly research and your career

In a competitive world, success depends on finding and maintaining an edge – and that requires making data-driven decisions. Organizations in an ever-expanding array of industries – from sports, to health care, to cybersecurity – are seeking out professionals with the expertise needed to utilize data effectively.

The Ph.D. in Business Analytics and Data Science program is designed to prepare accomplished professionals for senior positions in either public or private sectors. The mission of the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Analytics and Data Science degree is to enable professionals from the field to understand and evaluate the scope and impact of decision sciences and associated technology from the institutional as well as from an industry and global perspective. The program will provide the student an academic environment to support the development of high-level critical thinking and leadership skills as they relate to management and decision sciences, to develop high-level decision science technical skills, and to provide doctoral level research experience allowing innovative and practical contributions to the management and decision sciences body of knowledge.

Why Capitol?

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Learn around your busy schedule

Our low residency requirement takes in consideration the time commitment of your established career.

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Online format

The majority of our business analytics and data science doctorate is offered online.

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Our classes are taught by working professionals

Capitol’s faculty are working professionals in the field – subject matter experts who apply their knowledge on a daily basis and are up to speed on emerging developments.

Faculty

Key Faculty

Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dean of Doctoral Programs

An internationally recognized leader in aerodynamics research and expert on low-speed flight, Dr. McAndrew has five degrees: a PhD, two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. McAndrew chairs several international conferences and journals and is invited to give keynote speeches all over the world. He started his career in the automotive industry as an engine designer, and has worked at several universities across the globe. Dr. McAndrew is dean of doctoral programs at Capitol.

Robert Leonard

Dr. Robert Leonard

Assistant Professor in Business Analytics and Data Science

Management and Decision Sciences professor Dr. Robert Leonard joined the doctoral faculty at Capitol Technology University in Fall 2016. With thirty years of experience as a corporate marketing and communications professional in addition to degrees from three colleges, Leonard aims to build synergy in the classroom by drawing from both his business experience and academic interests.

Career Opportunities

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Market demand for business analytics and data science (PhD)

You’ll have the necessary credentials to lead local, national or global organizations & provide expert guidance on using organizational information assets.

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A degree that is relevant to any and every organization

This doctorate will teach how analytics helps shape strategic plans in whatever business you are involved in.

Degree Details


The Doctorate degree in Business Analytics and Data Science is a total of 54-66 credits, which covers a literature review, professional research and theory, professional ethics and leadership, dissertation preparation, and other topics. Students can select from several electives based on their personal focus.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning in Fall 2019 and continuing through Summer 2020:

  • The application fee is $100
  • The per-credit charge for doctorate courses is $915. This is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Effective Fall 2020 active duty military receive a $100 per credit hour tuition discount for doctorate level coursework.
  • Community College faculty and staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for PhD or DSc programs started by January 2021.

For 2020-2021 doctorate tuition and fees, click here.

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