Bachelor of Science in Business Bachelor of Science in Business

Online Bachelor of Science in Business


Wherever you plan to go in the field of business, earning a BS in Business can help you gain the skills and knowledge to pursue your professional goals. Choose one of eight specialties and build expertise in what matters most to you.

Build professional skills that fit your career goals with a BS in Business

The Capella BS in Business is a flexible, online business degree program designed to help you gain knowledge of the practical application of business fundamentals. Program specializations provide focus on the field you’ve chosen for your career.

BS in Business program overview

This program emphasizes both the fundamental knowledge you need to succeed in business and the practical skills you need to put that knowledge to work. It provides the opportunity to develop a professional, specialized skill set that can help prepare you to make an impact in today’s competitive business environment.

Choosing a BS in Business specialization

Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced expertise for a career in business.*

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.

Which is better for a BS in Business, FlexPath or GuidedPath?

The FlexPath learning format is available for select specializations. Your lifestyle and learning preferences will factor into choosing a path for your bachelor’s degree in business. FlexPath gives you the freedom to set your own deadlines and complete coursework at your own pace. GuidedPath offers a more structured approach with a fixed weekly schedule.


  • Complete your assessments at your own pace
  • Engage one-on-one with faculty to receive feedback
  • Get support from coaches when you need it
  • Pay one tuition fee per 12-week billing session; books, supplies and other fees apply

Learn more about FlexPath


  • Complete weekly assignments with preset deadlines
  • Participate in weekly discussion posts with your classmates and faculty
  • Connect with academic coaches to keep you on track
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or quarter

Learn more about GuidedPath

Why choose the BS in Business at Capella University?

Relevant education

Our competency-based approach is designed to deliver marketable skills that you can apply immediately in your work.

Earn credit for your knowledge

You may be able to earn credits through Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) if you demonstrate mastery of business competencies.* You may also be eligible to earn credit for past coursework and prior learning. Learn more »

Gen ed courses included

Capella students have a great way to complete gen ed requirements with access to ACE® Credit-recommended courses from our affiliate, Sophia Learning. Explore low-cost options »

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund select bachelor’s degrees. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.  Apply now »

*All transfer and CPL credit must be completed prior to starting any program in the FlexPath format. Any professional certification or external courses taken concurrently with FlexPath enrollment cannot be recognized in the Capella degree program.

“It took me 35 years, but I did it through FlexPath. I'm so excited for what the future holds for me, my business and all my community endeavors.”

Gloria Taylor BS in Business, FlexPath graduate
Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials