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Project Management Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Step Into Project Management

Capella University’s online bachelor's in business, project management degree prepares you to support the success of complex business initiatives. You’ll learn to develop project strategies, synthesize project requirements and controls, and assess performance throughout the process. And you’ll gain valuable insights through an interprofessional learning experience that combines business and IT professions.

This degree program is built around the skills in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), a globally recognized standard for project management.

What to Expect

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8–15 General Education Courses              
  • 10 Core Courses
  • 8 Specialization Courses
  • 7–12 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start February 5th

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.

Admissions Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Develop Winning Strategies

Learn to effectively initiate projects and develop a product strategy that works. 

Plan to Succeed

Synthesize project requirements and controls to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Make It Happen

Implement plans and procedures to manage your projects through the development phase.

Evaluate Results

Assess project success through evaluation of relevant performance metrics.

Wrap It Up

Conclude your projects through final approval and closure activities.

Ensure Professional Responsibility

Evaluate individual skills and performance in legal, ethical, and professional arenas.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

PMI® & CompTIA Certification

Gain skills that align with select PMI®* and CompTIA certifications, and receive vouchers to take them for free.

Interprofessional Learning

This program incorporates interprofessional learning to give you a comprehensive view of the business and IT professions.

Unique Program

This is the only online bachelor’s business project management specialization in North America accredited by PMI-GAC.*

Immersive Virtual Simulations

Work with real-life examples and explore problem-solving opportunities to help prepare you for the challenges you may face in your career. 

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
$347 per 1000-2000 level credit $402 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 simultaneously) per 12-week billing session
  • Based on a program point system; 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay one flat-rate tuition fee per session*
$2,300 per quarter, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

Get the Details

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

*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.

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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. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

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

Scholarships for New Students

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

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

The FlexPath options for the project management specializations are not accredited by PMI-GAC.

*Prerequisites in addition to formal education may apply. Visit PMI or CompTIA  for details.

Sample Courses

The curriculum in Capella’s online bachelor’s in business, project management degree focuses on development of technical skills, professional behavior, and strategic awareness that is required to make informed decisions.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PM4010 Process Groups and Knowledge Areas in Project Management
PM4020 Integration and Scope Management
PM4030 Scheduling, Cost, and Quality Management
PM4040 Human Resources and Motivation Management
PM4050 Communication and Stakeholder Management

Specialize Your Learning

Concentrations let you hone in on your specific area of interest that can get you even closer to your exact career goals. The concentrations you earn will be included on your transcript.

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.

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.


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

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Going Above and Beyond: 5 Soft Skills for Every Project Manager

Five "soft skills" project managers need to be competitive in the field.

Different Career Paths in Business Project Management

From entry-level to executive, a look at three career paths for project managers to consider.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online project management degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Project coordinator
  • Project lead
  • Program manager
  • Project manager
  • Project specialist

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Bank and financial institution
  • Corporation
  • Consulting firm
  • Education
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance firm
  • Manufacturing firm
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Technology company

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

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