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Move Your Career Forward

In today’s job market, employers are seeking candidates with advanced business education and practical skills sets. The in-depth understanding that comes from a high quality, online MBA or master’s program, can help you stand out and thrive in the global economy.

At Capella, you’ll gain the skills to boost your career prospects with a competency-based education that delivers today’s most in-demand skills. Designed to fit the lives of busy professionals, Capella programs are professionally aligned to deliver marketable skills that can be applied immediately on the job.

Save Time and Money with FlexPath



Complete your master's degree on your own schedule, at your own pace, with FlexPath. You can leverage your experience and knowledge to move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates or set class times. This personalized learning approach offers greater freedom, more control, and the potential to save time and money. FlexPath is available for select business programs.

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.

Aligned with Industry Standards

Upwards of 500 organizations invest in their employees by supporting their pursuit of an online business degree from Capella. Because Capella programs are aligned with industry standards, the curriculum of our online business degrees reflects the ongoing changes in the 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 what you learn will help you build a career that just keeps getting better and better.

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 specialization has 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.

Earn a Certificate as you work toward your MBA

Students in a master’s program in business can apply for a graduate certificate in Business Management, an additional benefit that can help you go further in your career. 

Once you have been admitted to the certificate program, you can complete the courses to earn the graduate certificate in as few as 8 months, all while you progress through your MBA program. Email an enrollment counselor to learn more.

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.

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.

Capella met all the criteria I was looking for—it was accredited, it had flexibility. I had such strict criteria for what I needed out of an MBA that it was not a hard choice. I worked well with the administration there that it was a perfect fit.

Dr. Jay Greenspan,Master of Business Administration

Gain International Experience

Take your curriculum far beyond what you can experience with research alone with Capella’s international experiences. Through annual trips, you’ll get a global perspective on operations, supply chain management, and other key aspects of current business practices around the world.