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Business Management Graduate Certificate

School of Business and Technology

Strengthen Leadership Skills

Capella University's online business management graduate certificate gives you a flexible way to deepen your knowledge of leadership principles, and gain insights into business communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. You'll learn the relevant skills you need to advance your career and achieve your goals.

Comprised entirely of MBA courses, the business management graduate certificate offers an opportunity to earn a marketable credential through just five courses–and earn credits that can be applied to Capella's MBA program.

What to Expect

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 5 Core Courses 

Classes Start January 8th

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

Research, Innovate, & Lead

Research the global leadership models and practices that drive innovation and enhance competitive advantage.

Unlock Marketing

Understand marketing methods used by business organizations around the world.

Account for It

Learn and apply the tools, techniques, and methods of financial accounting and how they apply to business.

Broaden Your Understanding

Get a firm grasp on the financial structures of firms, global financial markets, and tax ethics.

Manage Systems

Apply process design; quality, capacity, and inventory management; and strategic considerations to operations management.

Analyze Business Functions

Examine and evaluate the core functions of competitive local and global business organizations.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Kickstart Your Next Degree

This certificate program allows you to earn a marketable credential and credits that can be applied to Capella's MBA program.

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
$4,680$11,700*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$780 per credit, 15 total quarter credits, 0 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*
$5,682$11,364*   ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,500 per quarter, 8 total program points, 0 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.

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. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Employer & Association Discounts

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

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 business management graduate certificate includes exposure to traditional business disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and strategy.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
MBA6006 Leading Innovation in the Global Organization
MBA6026 The Global Leader
MBA6012 Integrated Global Marketing
MBA6014 Financial Accounting
MBA6016 Finance and Value Creation

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.  

Advisors

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

Faculty

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.

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