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General Business Administration Specialization Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

Find Yourself On Top of Your Game

Even if you were born to lead, you can still sharpen your leadership skills with our online MBA in General Business Administration degree. This program can help you master traditional business disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, operations, strategy, and data analytics. Plus, it offers courses in globalization, ethical leadership, business communication, critical-thinking, collaboration, and technology.

Get the skills needed to be an innovative leader, and prepare your organization for ongoing success.

What to Expect

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 11 Core Courses
  • 4 Elective Courses
  • 1 Capstone Course

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

Master Core Disciplines

Gain a deeper understanding of business systems, processes, and technology within and across core disciplines.

Embrace Collaboration

Find ways to integrate information from across disciplines and from differing perspectives within an organization.

Lead with Insight

Apply innovative, strategic, and sustainable approaches to the way you lead your organization.


Uphold Ethical Principles

Understand and integrate ethical principles into the decisions you make on behalf of your organization.

Harness the Power of Diversity

Embrace new ways to lead and collaborate in virtual, global, and culturally diverse environments.

Let Data Drive Decisions

Discover how to provide evidence-based solutions for business challenges and opportunities.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Benefit Your Career

Earn a graduate certificate in business management—expand your skills while you earn your degree.

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
$780 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 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*
$2,500 per quarter, 24 total program points, 6 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.

Master of Business Administration Degree Online - 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. 

Prior Learning Assessment

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

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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

Our online MBA in Business Administration is designed to prepare you to excel in a competitive business environment by giving you a solid foundation in business combined with a variety of leadership skills.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Description
MBA6242 Building Organizational Effectiveness
MBA6231 Project Planning, Management, and Financial Control
MBA6233 Assessing and Mitigating Risk
MBA6114 Consumer Behavior
MBA6131 Statistical Methods

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.

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.

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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Move Forward in Your Career

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

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief operations officer
  • Development manager
  • Director of operations
  • Finance director
  • Finance manager
  • International business manager
  • Marketing/sales director
  • President

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Financial/banking institution
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance company
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Retail organization
  • Small business
  • Land-based or online college or university

*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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