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You’re a busy, working adult with a passion for business. If you’re looking for a flexible and affordable way to earn a degree in the field, consider the online bachelor’s in business with a specialization in business administration. You can work to expand your career potential with a foundational degree that explores leadership, accounting, project management, human resource management and other key areas of business operations today. Pursue your vision to help organizations succeed and take the next step on your career path.
Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee.
*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.
Fundamentals of Leadership
This course is an introduction to principles of leadership behavior and their application in business and community settings. Learners develop and demonstrate awareness of the characteristics, styles, and practices necessary for effective leadership. Learners who have received credit for BUS3010 may not take BUS3012.
|3 quarter credits|
Fundamentals of Organizational Communication
This course helps learners understand and apply the fundamentals of organizational communication. Learners analyze the interrelationship of organizational communication, symbols, culture, performance, and effective communication practices in relationships internal and external to the enterprise. Learners also examine how effective organizational communication contributes to successful organizational performance and the ways elements of organizational communication interact and function in an enterprise.
|6 quarter credits|
Organizational Structure, Learning, and Performance
Learners in this course analyze organizational structures and their influence on organizational intelligence, learning ability, and the practical performance of an enterprise. The course includes an emphasis on the adaptive and responsive organization and its relationship to enterprise stakeholders and environment. Learners evaluate a case study that illustrates the interrelatedness of organizational structure, learning, and performance in order to create a model of a high-performance organization. Prerequisite(s): BUS3010, or BUS3011 and BUS3012.
|6 quarter credits|
Learners in this course examine the integrated and interrelated factors involved in e-marketing, including sourcing and sales. Throughout the course, learners gain an understanding of how to most effectively use e-marketing and e-business approaches to manage strategy, operations, supply chains, logistics, online customer profiling, and the sales cycle. Building on this knowledge, learners prepare a sourcing, marketing, and sales plan for an enterprise. Prerequisite(s): BUS3030.
|6 quarter credits|
Financial Markets and Institutions
In this course, learners build a conceptual framework of financial markets and examine their roles in the global financial environment. Learners also evaluate the macroeconomic variables and monetary policies that affect financial markets and assess the role of the central bank and banking system in the financial environment. Prerequisite(s): BUS4070.
|6 quarter credits|
*Course has prerequisite(s). See catalog for details.
In our nongraded, noncredit-bearing FlexPath Trial Course, you’ll explore online self-paced learning, experience the courseroom and view a sample assessment.
The business administration specialization helps you develop and demonstrate a wide range of business, interpersonal and professional knowledge, skills and abilities to help manufacturing, service, professional and government organizations become more effective across all functional levels. Students select elective courses based on their individual professional needs.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career paths to explore.
The total cost of your degree will depend on your learning format, academic performance and other factors. See FlexPath and GuidedPath cost information below.
A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits
*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 (75th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.
Connect with an enrollment counselor to further discuss the cost of the program and explore your eligibility for scholarships and discounts.
*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2020–2021
“After years of working through traditional school, I was ready to quit. I had to balance the time between my family, my work and my studies. It was taking me a long time to get to where I wanted to be until I discovered FlexPath.”
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Applicants to the BS in Business, Business Administration program must provide the following information for admission:
SAT and ACT are not required for admission.
FlexPath admission requirements
Applicants for our FlexPath self-paced learning option must also meet the following criteria:
Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our GuidedPath learning format and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course, at a 2.8 GPA or higher.
International student requirements
If you live outside the U.S. or aren’t a U.S. citizen, you may be considered an international student.
To meet the requirements for Capella admission, you must:
Learn more about international student admissions.
Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Business Administration.
Job titles to explore
Employment settings to explore
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