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Business Administration Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Get Ready to Lead in Business

You’re a busy, working adult. If you’re looking for a flexible and affordable way to earn your degree, consider the online Bachelor’s in Business, Business Administration from Capella University. Expand your potential with a foundational degree that explores leadership, accounting, project management, and human resource management, among other focuses, helping prepare you for career and academic options down the road.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8-15 General Education Courses
  • 10 Core Courses
  • 6 Specialization Courses
  • 9-17 Elective Courses
  • Capstone
  • 180 Total Credits (135 Max Transfer)

Classes Start January 7th

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.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

With our self-paced FlexPath format, you can finish the bachelor’s degree you started in 12 months for $10,000.*

*Generally, the fastest 10 percent of students finish in a year. Your program length and cost will vary by your degree program, transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees may apply.

Business Administration Program Highlights

Apply for Scholarships

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

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Expand Your Potential

The Bachelor of Science in Business, Business Administration is a foundational degree that helps build your skills to excel in many professional and academic paths.

Two Flexible Online Learning Formats

To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath and FlexPath.

Find the right path for you »

Get Ahead With Sophia Learning

Sophia Learning, Capella’s learning partner, offers low-cost, self-paced general-education courses designed to be completed in 60 days for $329 per course.

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Generous Transfer Credits

Transfer credits may apply to up to 75% of our total program requirements, with additional opportunities for Capella evaluation of prior learning.

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7 in 10 Capella bachelor’s alumni agree that earning a degree has had a positive impact on their career.

Source: Gallup research study, 2016

Cost & Learning Formats

  • 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. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the Details

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

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.

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

15% Military Discount

Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans could be eligible for a discount.

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

"The FlexPath program gave me flexibility. I had a choice. I’d give up a weekend to complete three assignments. Then the following weekend I could spend with my hubby. The speed is determined by you."

Tarishia Martin, BS in Business
*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.

Bachelor's in Business Administration Sample Courses

The curriculum in our business administration bachelor’s degree can help grow your career. Gain skills in leadership, marketing, project management, and human resource management.

Course Number Course Title
BUS3012 Fundamentals of Leadership
BUS3050 Virtual Team Collaboration
BUS4013 Organizational Structure, Learning, and Performance
BUS4022 E-Marketing
BUS4071 Financial Markets and Institutions

What You'll Learn

Our bachelor’s in business, business administration specialization will help prepare you to make a positive impact on your organization.

  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Organizational solutions

  • Strategic planning
  • Career-relevant knowledge and skills

See more of what you’ll learn »

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.

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


Business Insights

What Is Business Administration?

Learn about potential career paths and the perks of a nonspecialized business degree.

5 Soft Skills in Business Graduates

Discover soft skills that may help you leverage your business degree on the job market.

Completing a Bachelor’s with FlexPath: Mary’s Story

An HR manager shares her career path and why Capella’s FlexPath learning format was the right choice for her.

Bachelor’s in Business Administration Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career paths to explore with our online Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Account manager
  • Business manager
  • Financial planner
  • General manager
  • Human resource 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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Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals.

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