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Gain the Skills to Advance Your Career

Capella's online business degree programs are closely aligned to external, professional standards to ensure that you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performers in your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can immediately use today.


More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their career.CULES, 2010

We Are Professionally-Aligned

Upwards of 500 organizations invest in their employees by supporting their pursuit of an online business degree from Capella. They know Capella is aligned with industry standards. And they know the emphasis we place on making sure the curriculum of our online business degrees reflects the ongoing changes in their field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver competencies you can use immediately. Working with employers and industry organizations, we offer real-world application while deepening your knowledge, enriching your study and making sure that whatever you're learning will help you build a career that just keeps getting better and better.

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

Capella: An Accredited University

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

The following are accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI® Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC):

The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI's legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University’s MBA specialization in HR Management and MS in Human Resource Management fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.


Capella University is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Capella Helps Professionals Reach Their Potential


Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

More than 90% of Capella faculty in the School of Business & Technology hold doctorates. They have deep experience in the areas they teach and bring that real-world expertise to the classroom. Our Business & Technology faculty hold positions in a wide variety of businesses including corporate, small business, government, non-profit, consulting and higher education.

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Dr. Cyd Strickland provided an exemplary teaching model and mentoring skills. The level of professionalism is certainly apparent in how she models Capella's values in interactions with learners and is what I consider the gold standard for the Capella community.

Wes Sherman PhD in Business

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9 Ways to Save

  • 1

    Start Now, Save up to $3,000

    To be eligible for the MBA Grant you must enroll in an eligible MBA program at Capella University by August 25, 2014, and meet all other eligibility requirements.

  • 2

    Take Control and Save with Self-Paced Learning

    FlexPath is a more accessible, flexible, and efficient way to earn your degree – allowing you to complete multiple courses at your own pace while paying one flat tuition rate per quarter.

  • 3

    Start Now, Save up to $10,000

    To be eligible for the Military Advance Doctoral Grant you must have a military affiliation, enroll in an eligible doctoral program at Capella University by December 8, 2014, and meet all other eligibility requirements.

  • 4

    10% Military Discount

    Capella is proud to provide military benefits, including a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs.

  • 5

    Transfer Credits

    Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.

  • 6

    Credit for Real-World Experience

    You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process by demonstrating mastery of competencies, and may be eligible to earn credit for previous coursework, experience and learning.

  • 7

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

  • 8

    Employer & Association Discounts

    Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers and colleges can make your degree more affordable, saving you thousands.

  • 9

    Get Recognized For What You've Already Learned

    Save up to six months and $8,640 on your degree with Capella's MBA Accelerated option for nurses who already have an MSN.

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Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime

At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.

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