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Capella University's online MBA in Business Intelligence degree program prepares you to develop meaningful business insights from multiple data sources. Specifically, you will focus on the statistical methods, modeling tools, and data collection and reporting techniques needed to practice successful business intelligence.

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The professors leading our business intelligence degree program set their sights on helping you develop a strategic, insightful business acumen. Highlights of the program include:

  • Integrated business disciplines to prepare you to excel in a cross-functional business environment
  • Simulation scenarios and a personalized capstone project that allows you to blend knowledge gained throughout the program and apply it to a project meaningful to your career
  • MBA Central, your gateway to program news and resources, including current business information, events, networking, and exchanges with experts, faculty, and peers
  • Mobile-access learning that fits into your busy lifestyle

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by WSJ, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2016 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, and much more.

*To be eligible for full digital access to, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.

Earn a Certificate as you work toward your MBA

Students in Capella’s MBA program with a specialization in Business Intelligence can apply for graduate certificates in Business Management and Business Intelligence, an additional benefit that can help you go further in your career.

Once you’ve been admitted to the certificate program, you will be eligible to take MBA courses that can be applied toward these marketable credentials. You can complete the courses to earn graduate certificates in as few as 8 months, all while you progress through your MBA program.

Email an enrollment counselor to learn more about requirement to apply for this great opportunity to earn graduate certificates.

FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as the structured version of your degree program, only in a more efficient, more personalized way. Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning.

Degree Outcomes

With your MBA in Business Intelligence degree from Capella, you'll assess the information needs for a global business decision situation and identify and access the appropriate sources for that information. You'll also learn to integrate quantitative and qualitative data needed to support evidence-based decision making. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

People with Master's degrees in business from Capella earn an average of $28,000 more per year than people who only hold a Bachelor's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in business intelligence include adjunct or part-time faculty, business analyst, business information director, business intelligence director or data analyst. Potential workplaces include consulting firm, corporation, financial services, government, information services, land-based or online college or university, or manufacturing.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.