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Self-Designed MBA
Master of Business Administration

Pave your own career path with a Self-Designed Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Capella. This program lets you customize your MBA to focus on business disciplines such as finance, marketing, strategy, and business analytics. Tailor your program to fit your goals. Choose from an array of business courses and eligible graduate-level courses. Your abilities and ambitions are unique—your MBA can be too.

Customizable to your goals

Experience the freedom to personalize your MBA to fit your career plans, and explore your interests with an array of elective courses.

Driven by business data

Learn to shape organizational decisions with analytics and data storytelling – two critical skills developed throughout your program.

Professional leadership skills

Throughout your program you’ll expand your ability to see the big picture, think strategically, find solutions, and lead teams.

Classes start October 10

Use the code SUMMER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 7 Core courses
  • 3 Elective courses
  • Capstone
  • 45 Total credits (12 max transfer)

With FlexPath, you can earn your MBA in 12 months and under $12,000.*

*Based on the fastest 25% 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.

What can you do with an MBA degree?

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 Self-Designed MBA.

Job titles to explore

  • Marketing manager
  • Product marketing manager
  • Director of marketing
  • Senior financial analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Account manager
  • Director of finance
  • Sales manager/director
  • Human resources manager/director
  • Project manager
  • Vice president of operations
  • C-level officer (CEO, CFO, CLO, COO)

Potential employment settings to explore

  • Health care organization
  • Bank
  • Financial services organization
  • Manufacturing organization
  • Consulting firm
  • Insurance agency
  • Software publisher
  • College or university
  • Community or technical college

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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