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Continue to Build Your Business Skills

Whether you’re interested in specific business topics or need to fulfill requirements for licensure, you can enroll in individual courses without committing to a degree program. Our courses can help you achieve educational and professional goals, such as:

  • Gain applicable, job-ready skills through true-to-life assignments and assessments
  • Achieve industry-recognized education prerequisites for the CPA exam or earn credits to keep other HR or Project Management professional certifications current
  • Advance your general business and accounting knowledge
  • Earn credits to apply to a Capella degree or certificate program*

To learn more, call 1.877.295.6791, request information, or apply now. We'll connect you with an enrollment specialist trained in your area of interest who can assist you with any questions you may have.

*A maximum of three courses taken as a Capella non-degree learner can be applied to a subsequent Capella degree program.

Available Business Courses

Bachelor's Courses

BUS3016 – Fundamentals of Accounting: This course is an introduction to the accounting function in modern business organizations.

BUS4043 – Compensation and Benefits Management: Students focus on theories related to compensation and reward systems in organizations and the practices used to create and maintain these systems.

BUS4060 – Financial Accounting Principles: This course focuses on financial accounting principles and ways accounting information is used to assess an organization's financial performance.

BUS4807 – Strategic Planning and Implementation: Students will develop an understanding of strategic planning and implementation by participating in case studies and simulations of various business planning processes.

Master's Courses

MBA6006 - Leading Innovation in Global Organization: Research the global leadership models and practices that drive innovation and enhance competitive advantage in complex and diverse environments

MBA6012 – Integrated Global Marketing: Examine tools, techniques, methods, and emerging marketing thought employed by organizations that market goods, services, and ideas in local and global environments.

MBA6016 Finance and Value Creation: This course addresses the tools, techniques, and methods of finance and their applications in business.

MBA6026 - The Global Leader: This course addresses the purpose, function, and responsibility of leaders in complex global business environments.

Make the Most of Your Credits

If you plan to take more than three courses, consider pursuing a business undergraduate or graduate certificate. Some can be obtained with just four or five courses.  Or keep the momentum going by pursuing your business degree in a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral program.*

Business Certificates include:

Your graduate or undergraduate certificate can stand alone to demonstrate your specialized knowledge, but because each certificate program is comprised of master's or bachelor's-level courses, you can apply the credits you earn to a degree program in the same area.*

*A maximum of three courses taken as a Capella non-degree learner can be applied to a subsequent Capella degree program.

We're With You Every Step of the Way

Capella is more than a place to learn new skills—it’s where you find the support and tools needed to help you succeed. From sitting for the CPA licensure exam to earning Professional Development Credits—Capella can help you get there.

Capella University is recognized by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM™) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Each course is valid for 40 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Accreditations apply to individual courses. Capella University accreditations can be found here.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Get started—there’s no application fee when applying to take an individual course as a non-degree student.