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Business Administration Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Find Your Path as a Business Leader

Whether you’re starting a new career or looking to advance, it’s important to stand out from your competition. Our online bachelor's in business, business administration degree can help you do just that. This program provides you with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of topics including leadership, accounting, ethics, marketing, sales, and human resource management. Plus, you can design your program by choosing elective courses in managerial, interpersonal, and professional skills.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8–15 General Education Courses
  • 10 Core Courses 
  • 6 Specialization Courses
  • 9 – 17 Elective Courses
  •  1 Capstone  

Classes Start August 6th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee (waived w/promo SUMMER)

What You’ll Learn

Add Even More Value

The knowledge you gain from this degree program can be applied right away to immediately benefit you on the job. 

Open the Dialogue

Communicate effectively while participating collaboratively and respectfully.

Become a Strategic Planner

Apply your knowledge to help develop plans that will benefit your company in the future.


Lead Into the Future

Employ high-performing, business management techniques to help meet operational goals. 

Find the Right Solutions

Understand professional standards and ensure they are met when solving problems for your organization. 

Make Data-Driven Decisions

Use appropriate financial models and principles to support decisions.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Target Your Studies

Gain specialized skills with concentrations, including: accounting, business intelligence, finance, health care management, management leadership, marketing, and project management.

Full Access to WSJ

We’ve teamed with The Wall Street Journal to give business students full digital access to timely, relevant business news.

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100 percent competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$354 per 1000-2000 level credit $410 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,400 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs.

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Bachelor of Business Administration Online Degree - Capella University

Ask our Alumni

Have questions about our programs and what actual alumni have done with their degree? Ask our alumni about their experiences, and see if Capella is a fit for you.


Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, offers self-paced, online options for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

The curriculum in our business administration bachelor's degree is designed to help you develop a wealth of knowledge in a variety of topics including leadership, accounting, ethics, marketing, sales, and human resource management.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
BUS4011 Virtual Team Collaboration
BUS4012 Leadership in Organizations
BUS4034 Marketing Strategy
PM4010 Process Groups and Knowledge Areas in Project Management

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Get personalized coursework help from a subject matter expert and one—on-one support for academic skills and specific subjects.

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Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online BS in Business, Business Administration degree. 

Related Job Titles to Explore

  • Account manager
  • Business manager
  • Financial planner
  • General manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Operations manager
  • Production planner
  • Project coordinator
  • Property manager
  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager
  • Small business owner

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Corporation
  • Consulting firm
  • Government-local, state, and federal
  • Health care organization
  • Hospitality industry
  • Human resources
  • Manufacturing firm
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Retail organization
  • Small business

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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Ready for the Next Step?

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