About Capella University

An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelors, masters/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

Respected programs that move you forward

Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella's commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, and recognitions and designations. Right now, more than 35,000 students—from all 50 states and more than 61 countries around the world—are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs. Explore options in key professions:

  • Business and technology
  • Health care and nursing
  • Education
  • Counseling and psychology
  • Public service

Multiple ways to save

  • Employer discounts
  • Military discounts
  • Transfer credit
  • Scholarships
  • Streamlined programs
  • E-books
  • Credit for real-world learning

Online flexibility and personalized support

At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, at the times and places that fit your life. And if you need backup, there are support services available every step of the way.

FlexPath: A New way to earn your degree

Earn a degree that delivers the skills and knowledge for long-term career success—in a more efficient, flexible way.

  • Work at your own pace, moving quickly through subjects you’re already familiar with or more slowly as needed
  • Complete assessments that measure your demonstration of real-world skills
  • Complete as many courses as you can while paying one flat tuition rate per quarter

You’ll earn the same respected degree, but through a personalized, self-paced learning approach that can help accelerate your professional success. Capella University is one of the first to offer this innovative new way to earn your bachelor’s or master's degree.

Learn with confidence

  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University's BS in Business specialization in HR Management fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
  • The following specializations have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC): BS in Information Technology, Project Management; BS in Business, Project Management; MBA – Project Management
  • Capella University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Advance your career in business management

Capella's degree programs are designed around external, professional standards to ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge you need to reach the top of your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can use immediately—taking practical solutions directly from your courses into the workplace. Move forward with BS, MS, MBA, DBA, PhD, and certificate options:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration (Also available: FlexPath option)
  • Business Intelligence (Also available: FlexPath option)
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship (Also available: FlexPath option)
  • Finance
  • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Health Care Management (Also available: FlexPath option)
  • Human Resource Management (Also available: FlexPath option)
  • Information Technology Management
  • Leadership
  • Management and Leadership (Also available: FlexPath option)
  • Management Education
  • Marketing
  • Project Management (Also available: FlexPath option)
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • PHR®/SPHR® Preparation Course

Accredited. Respected.

  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University’s BS in Business specialization in HR Management, MBA specialization in HR Management, and MS in Human Resource Management fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
  • The following specializations are accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC): BS in Information Technology, Project Management; BS in Business, Project Management; MBA – Project Management; MS in Information Systems and Technology Management, Project Management
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. For full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations, go to www.capella.edu/university-accreditation.

Earn credit for your knowledge

To recognize what you’ve already accomplished, Capella offers opportunities to earn credit with your previous knowledge and industry certifications—including PMP®, PHR®, CPA® and more—to save you time and money on your degree.

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

Capella University is collaborating with The Wall Street Journal 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. It’s insight you can use at every step of your career – from impressing interviewers with your knowledge of business trends to providing thought leadership in business roles.

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


Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

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Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

Nursing Program Disclaimer

RN license verification required. This program is not designed to prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced practice licensure as a nurse.