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Advance Your Career with the Right Education

As the global business climate becomes increasingly complex, business professionals need foundational knowledge and specialized skills to get ahead. Invest in your future with an online business degree or certificate program that is flexible enough to fit in your busy life.

At Capella, you’ll receive a competency-based education and build the job-ready skills to meet employers’ needs in the job market and keep your career moving toward your highest goals.


Oversee personnel and staff management and contribute to organizational success


Leverage financial understanding and technology to create actionable business insights


Support the success of complex, cross-functional business initiatives


Improve patient care and outcomes through effective leadership in health care

Save Time and Money with FlexPath

Earn your degree on your schedule with FlexPath, Capella’s self-paced learning option. You’ll complete your coursework without set class times or weekly due dates, allowing you to leverage your knowledge and experience to move quickly through familiar areas and take more time when you need. FlexPath is available for select business programs.

Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six 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 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.

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

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*The FlexPath format for the Project Management specializations is not accredited by Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC).

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

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.

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

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal 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.

The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2017 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit The Wall Street Journal headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, participate in the NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony, and much more.

Deadline to apply is June 12.

Want to know more? Learn about the 2016 Capella Business Leader Award recipients that were recognized for demonstrating ambition, academic excellence, and a comprehensive understanding of the current business environment.

Get Credit for Your Knowledge

Earn credit for the knowledge you’ve gained for your certifications — including the CPA®, PMP®, SHRM-CP® — with Capella’s Prior Learning Assessment. You can accelerate your degree progress, potentially saving you significant time and money.

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Skills You Can Use Immediately

At Capella, you’ll receive a competency-based education, meaning every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the skills required for on-the-job success. Your business program will offer insights, lessons, and practical competencies that can be immediately applied to boost your skills and career prospects—even before your program is complete.

Nearly every one of my final projects through my masters and then on into the doctoral program has tied directly into what I was doing at work. To me, that was just tremendously rewarding because I was able to see, every time I turned around, that what I was learning was going right to work.

Major Cliff Gilmore,Master’s Degree, Organization and Management, Doctoral student

Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

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

Meet the faculty