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GAIN THE SKILLS TO Advance Your Career

Capella's online business degree programs are closely aligned to external, professional standards to ensure that you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performers in your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can immediately use today.


More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their career. Cules, 2010

Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

As one of the many ways we support the business learning experience, the annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, offers three eligible business students the chance to visit the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2015 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, ring the bell on the NASDAQ, and much more!

*To be eligible for full digital access to, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.

We Are Professionally-Aligned

Upwards of 500 organizations invest in their employees by supporting their pursuit of an online business degree from Capella. They know Capella is aligned with industry standards. And they know the emphasis we place on making sure the curriculum of our online business degrees reflects the ongoing changes in their field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver competencies you can use immediately. Working with employers and industry organizations, we offer real-world application while deepening your knowledge, enriching your study and making sure that whatever you're learning will help you build a career that just keeps getting better and better.  

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


The following specializations have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC)*

BS in Business, Project Management
MBA, Project Management

*The PMI Global Accreditation Center Logo is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University MBA specialization in HR Management and MS in Human Resource Management fully align with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. ​

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. The full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations is available here. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.

Capella Helps Professionals Reach Their Potential



Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

More than 90% of Capella faculty in the School of Business & Technology hold doctorates. They have deep experience in the areas they teach and bring that real-world expertise to the classroom. Our Business & Technology faculty hold positions in a wide variety of businesses including corporate, small business, government, non-profit, consulting and higher education.

Dr. Cyd Strickland provided an exemplary teaching model and mentoring skills. The level of professionalism is certainly apparent in how she models Capella's values in interactions with learners and is what I consider the gold standard for the Capella community.

Wes ShermanPhD in Business

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Earn Credit For Your Knowledge

The knowledge you gained for your certifications — including CPA®, PMP®, SHRM-CP®, and more — can help you earn college credit toward a Capella MBA or master’s business program, saving you time and up to $12,000.

Explore qualified programs.

Ways to Save

  1. 1

    Start Now, Save up to $10,000

    To be eligible for the $10,000 Military Advance Doctoral Doctorate Scholarship you must enroll in a qualifying master's program by December 7, 2015, pass your first course, and meet all other eligibility requirements.

  2. 2

    Credit for Real-World Experience

    You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process by demonstrating mastery of competencies, and may be eligible to earn credit for previous coursework, experience and learning.

  3. 3

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — - even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime

At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.