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Management and Leadership Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Move Up in the World of Business

When you see yourself as leadership material, it’s important to have the right degree to back it up. Our online bachelor's in business, management leadership degree can give you tools to help you stand out as a leader in your career. You’ll learn effective management techniques and strategic planning skills so you’ll be ready to make an impact in your career while playing a critical role at your current company or your future company.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8–15 General Education Courses
  • 10 Core Courses
  • 8 Specialization Courses
  • 7–13 Elective Courses
  • 1 Capstone Course 

Classes Start March 4th

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)

What You’ll Learn

Make a Positive Impact

Discover how to effectively apply management principles in your work place.

Take the Reins

Practice applying leadership skills and techniques to an organization.

Bring People Together

Build a sustainable advantage through the management of human capital.

Make Data-Driven Decisions

Use information and technology to productively achieve organizational goals.

Meet Organizational Objectives

Demonstrate the ability to positively affect the goals and objectives of an organization.

Bachelor's in Business 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% 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. 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.

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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. 

Reduce Your Tuition with $8K

Enroll in your bachelor's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $8K.

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Need to fill in some gaps? Our learning partner, Sophia, has a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Transfer Credits

Depending on the program and school, you may be able to apply transfer credits to your Capella education.

Accredited & Recognized

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

Management Leadership Sample Courses

The curriculum in our management leadership bachelor's degree focuses on the management, interpersonal, and professional thinking skills needed to impact organizations as a leader or manager at all levels.

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BUS4011 *
Virtual Team Collaboration

Learners gain knowledge of and examine practical communication and collaboration skills necessary for effective participation in and leadership of teams in a virtual networked context. Learners also analyze various forms of collaborative leadership and participate in collaborative leadership experiences within a virtual networked organizational setting. Prerequisite(s): BUS3010, or BUS3011 and BUS3012.

6 quarter credits
BUS4012 *
Leadership in Organizations

In this course, learners create effective theories of leadership in the networked enterprise at different organizational levels and from different perspectives. Learners develop and demonstrate their knowledge of the skills that support personal characteristics of effective leaders, such as coaching strategies, personal integrity, trustworthiness, courage and generosity, and an ability to encourage others to participate in leadership. Prerequisite(s): BUS3010, or BUS3011 and BUS3012.

6 quarter credits
BUS4013 *
Organizational Structure, Learning, and Performance

Learners in this course analyze organizational structures and their influence on organizational intelligence, learning ability, and the practical performance of an enterprise. The course includes an emphasis on the adaptive and responsive organization and its relationship to enterprise stakeholders and environment. Learners evaluate a case study that illustrates the interrelatedness of organizational structure, learning, and performance in order to create a model of a high-performance organization. Prerequisite(s): BUS3010, or BUS3011 and BUS3012.

6 quarter credits
BUS4014 *
Operations Management for Competitive Advantage

This course is a survey of operations management. Learners analyze strategic product and service design, major capacity and location decision making processes, and process and control system operations. Learners use case studies to build a working knowledge of the important concepts and decision-making tools. Prerequisite(s): BUS3010, or BUS3011 and BUS3012.

6 quarter credits
BUS4015 *
Strategic Planning and Implementation

Learners develop their understanding of strategic planning and implementation using case studies and simulations of various business planning processes and by exploring the unpredictable dimension of strategic business planning. Learners show how integrating unplanned developments into existing strategy is an important part of real-world strategic planning. Prerequisite(s): BUS3010, or BUS3011 and BUS3012.

6 quarter credits

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 courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Enrollment Counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.


Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.


Need help with a particular topic? Struggling with a concept? We offer subject matter experts and one-on-one support for academic skills and specific subjects.

Management Career Insights

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BS in Business, Management Leadership Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our BS in Business Management Leadership degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Account supervisor
  • Business manager
  • Credit manager
  • General manager
  • Management/leadership trainee
  • Office manager
  • Operations manager
  • Production supervisor
  • Program manager
  • Project manager
  • Property manager
  • Sales manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Bank or financial firm
  • Charitable organization
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Government—local, state, and federal
  • Health care organization
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Hospitality company
  • Manufacturing firm
  • Military
  • 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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