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This program delivers business fundamentals alongside practical applications in an interactive learning environment. The curriculum takes an integrated approach to complex organizational systems. It is designed to help you to create organizational value, communicate effectively, plan strategically, understand business management techniques and use appropriate financial models and principles.

The FlexPath option offers the potential to significantly reduce the cost of earning your degree, accelerate the time required for degree completion, and better align your learning to the needs of employers and society. Traditionally, degree programs are constructed around credit hours that measure the time required to complete specific courses. Under, FlexPath, degree programs are constructed around the direct assessment of demonstrated competencies. While resources will be recommended, you can use any materials and resources you choose, including textbooks, eBooks, simulations, videos, articles, and work experiences. This new competency-based format allows you to complete course work at your own pace throughout each quarter. Once you believe you have mastered the course concepts, you will complete activities to demonstrate specific competencies by the end of the quarter.

Outcome goals and graduates' proficiency levels

These results show recent Capella graduates' proficiency levels in the expected learning outcomes for this program. Faculty make this assessment in the capstone course—the final course in which Capella students demonstrate what they’ve learned.

2017-2018 Demonstration of Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Business Flexpath

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Communicate effectively

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Create organizational value.

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Employ high-performing business management techniques.

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Participate collaboratively and respectfully.

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Plan strategically.

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Solve problems within professional standards

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Use appropriate financial models and principles to support decisions and recommendations.

Capella Learning and Career Outcomes - BS in Business Outcomes (FlexPath)

Outcome Demonstrations
Source: Aggregated faculty judgments of learner demonstration of program outcomes from Q2 2017 — Q1 2018 capstone courses.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business specializations

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Leadership
  • Project Management

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and specializations. Full accreditation statement including list of programs and specializations is availableOrganizational Performance Results are available.
  • The Project Management (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC) has accredited the Project Management specializations in the following degree programs: BS-IT, BS-Business, MBA, MS-ISTM, and PhD IT. Enrollment and graduation data are available.
  • The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) report shows that Capella seniors score significantly higher in critical thinking and written communication compared to seniors from non-proprietary and other proprietary institutions. The full CLA+ report is available.
  • Our MS, MBA, and BS project management curriculum is designed around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Bank, and Farmers Insurance Group are among more than 175 leading organizations that recommend Capella to their employees.
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has affirmed that 3 Capella Human Resource Management specializations fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. This demonstrates that Capella’s HR specializations at the MS, MBA, and BS levels reflect the guidelines outlined by the leading association for HR professionals.
  • Capella was the first university to align with SHRM guidelines in three degree programs—MS, MBA, and BS.

Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career Preparation

Bachelor's in Business Graduates

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Career Preparation
Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Program Graduates

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career: 79%

My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions: 83%

Capella's competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession: 77%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 - Q1 2018.

Career and Professional Accomplishments

Bachelor's in Business Graduates

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Career and Professional Accomplishments
Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Program Graduates

Made a significant contribution to my profession: 39%

Successfully changed jobs and-or-careers: 41%

Assumed leadership responsibilities: 40%

Received a salary increase: 39%

Received a promotion: 37%

Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business degree program have been combined for these Student Experience results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni feel about Capella and what general skills and abilities they gained.

Satisfaction with Capella

Bachelor's in Business Graduates

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Satisfaction with Capella
Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Program Graduates

I have or intend to recommend Capella: 83%

I am satisfied with my Capella education: 87%

apella gave me the most efficient direct path to completing my degree: 80%

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Skills & Abilities
Bachelor's in Business Graduates

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Skills & Abilities
Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Program Graduates

Write clearly, accurately, and professionally; use sources appropriately: 96%

Communicate thoughts and ideas in varied settings : 94%

Show ethical conduct reflecting values and beliefs of discipline : 93%

Show knowledge of field; respect contributions of other fields : 96%

Analyze theoretical issues or investigate real-world phenomena, create knowledge : 96%

Locate, evaluate and communicate information; address legal, professional, other issues: 96%

Critically examine, analyze, and evaluate thinking using intellectual standards and creativity: 94%

Critically evaluate, select, and use discipline-appropriate technology : 96%

Show appreciation for group and individual differences : 94%

Demonstrate effective leadership in diverse environments : 96%

Apply the specialized knowledge associated with professional practice area : 94%

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "exceptional" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q2 2018.

Expense, completion, & career information (Gainful Employment)

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6), provide some information about completion, expenses, and occupations. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The ED has defined time to complete for a bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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