Business Individual Courses

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.

The most direct path to your goals

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*

*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


BUS3011 - Fundamentals of Management.  In this course, learners examine the fundamental principles of management and the characteristics that make an effective manager. Learners then apply these principles in management decision-making roles of planner, organizer, controller, and communicator. Learners who have received credit for BUS3010 may not take BUS3011.

BUS3012 - Fundamentals of Leadership. This course is an introduction to principles and theories of leadership behavior and their application in business and community settings. Learners develop and demonstrate awareness of the characteristics, styles, and practices necessary for effective leadership. Learners who have received credit for BUS3010 may not take BUS3012.

BUS3022 - Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management. This course is an introduction to modern concepts and practices of efficient supply chain management. Learners build their knowledge of and demonstrate the relevance of supply chain design in support of organizational strategy and explore ways to manage an effective supply chain. Through the use of case studies, learners also analyze existing supply chain systems and recommend improvements.


Master's courses


MBA5008 - Applied Business Analytics. This course introduces learners to business analytics and its role in evidence-based decision making. Learners examine data and analytics techniques that create relevant, actionable, and meaningful information.

MBA5010 - Accounting Methods for Leaders. Learners in this course gain an understanding of how methods of financial and managerial accounting are used to analyze business performance and make evidence-based business decisions. Learners examine tax, ethical, and legal implications of accounting methods.

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'smaster's, or doctoral program.*

Business certificates include:

Accounting - Undergrad Certificate
Human Resources Management - Graduate Certificate

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

Ready to take the next step?

Get started—there’s no application fee when applying for an individual course as a non-degree learner. We'll connect you with an enrollment specialist trained in your area of interest who can assist you with any questions you may have.