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General Business Administration Specialization Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology


Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

MBA courses are 6 weeks in duration. If you take the recommended 2 courses per quarter your term will be 12 weeks of courses with 1 week off in-between quarters.

Core Courses

33 course quarter credits.

MBA6004 Foundational Skills for Business Leaders 3 quarter credits
MBA6006* Leading Innovation in the Global Organization 3 quarter credits
MBA6008 Global Economic Environment 3 quarter credits
MBA6012 Integrated Global Marketing 3 quarter credits
MBA6014 Financial Accounting 3 quarter credits
MBA6016* Financial and Value Creation 3 quarter credits
MBA6018 Data Analysis for Business Decisions 3 quarter credits
MBA6022* Strategic Operations Management 3 quarter credits
MBA6024* Organizational Strategy 3 quarter credits
MBA6026 The Global Leader 3 quarter credits
MBA6028* Business Integration Skills 3 quarter credits

Elective Courses

12 quarter credits.

Choose four MBA courses. Learners with four previously earned graduate-level courses from within a single, non-business area of study (totaling a minimum of 12 quarter credits), may be able to use this block of four courses to fulfill their elective course requirements, with MBA faculty chair approval.

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

MBA6900* MBA Capstone 3 quarter credits

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

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International Experience

Capella’s International Experience takes your curriculum far beyond what you can experience with research alone. Students who join one of the annual trips gain an international perspective on global operations, supply chain management, and other key aspects of current business practices around the world.

During this one-week trip, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet industry leaders and discuss global and regional business concerns
  • Develop key job skills, such as adaptability, global understanding, tolerance, and leadership
  • Engage in dialogue with senior executives of leading companies with global reach
  • Meet successful entrepreneurs
  • Gain first-hand experience in the many ways culture impacts the challenges and complexities of global business operations

Participants are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food and other associated expenses.

Call 866.933.5840 to speak with a Capella Counselor to learn more about the International Experience.

"Traveling to Chile was life-changing—the business, economic, societal, and global knowledge I gained was extraordinary. Before, during, and after each business visit we spent time conversing with faculty about each business, the industry, governmental policy impacts, and their financial status. I would recommend the International Experience to everyone. The investment you make in yourself as a professional is second to none."
– Tina Thompson, 2014 International Experience participant

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What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

If you’re highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.

There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per session — you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate every 12 weeks.

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Graduate Certificate Options

Students in Capella’s MBA with a specialization in General Business Administration program have the opportunity to earn Graduate Certificates in Business IntelligenceBusiness ManagementEntrepreneurship, and Management Consulting while enrolled their program. Each of these certificates is comprised entirely of MBA courses and has the potential to be earned depending on the specialization courses taken.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which may help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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