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Build critical business skills and gain the credentials you need to advance your career with the MBA program. The MBA provides broad exposure to core business disciplines and values guiding those disciplines and the opportunity to increase the depth of competency in specific areas. The curriculum presents practical and relevant content integrated across functional business areas. It emphasizes a holistic and values-based approach to business and leadership. People who choose this program are often pursuing management, director-level, or consulting positions in a wide variety of corporate settings.

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.

2015-2016 Demonstration of Program Outcomes Master of Business Administration

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Integrate principles of ethics and integrity into business decisions.

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Integrate information across disciplines from differing perspectives.

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Think critically and analytically to provide evidence-based solutions to business challenges and opportunities

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Communicate clearly and effectively in a business environment

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Apply leadership and collaboration principles and strategies for virtual, global, and culturally diverse environments.

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Apply innovative, strategic, and sustainable approaches to business practice and planning.

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Apply foundational knowledge and an understanding of business systems, processes, and technology within and across core disciplines.

Outcome Demonstrations
Source: Aggregated faculty judgments of learner demonstration of program outcomes from Q3 2015 - Q2 2016 capstone courses

Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializations

  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Self-Designed

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 available. Organizational 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.
  • Our MS, MBA, and BS project management curricula are designed around PMI GAC comprehensive Core Areas of Focus for Program Learning Outcomes.
  • More than 600 organizations—including corporations, health care organizations, and community colleges—invest in their employees by partnering with Capella to offer discounted education programs.
  • 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.

Master of Business Administration Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Business Administration 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
Master Of Business Administration Graduates   

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Career Preparation
Master of Business Administration Graduates

  The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career: 62%

  My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions: 66%

  Capella's competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession: 76%

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  & Professional Accomplishments
 Master of Business Administration Graduates

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Career and Professional Accomplishments
Master of Business Adinistration Graduates

 Made a significant contribution to my profession: 49%

 Successfully changed jobs and-or-careers: 55%

 Assumed leadership responsibilities: 51%

 Received a salary increase: 33%

 Received a promotion: 53%

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.

Master of Business Administration Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Business Administration 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
Master of Business Administration Graduates

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Satisfaction with Capella
Master of Business Administration Graduates

I have or intend to recommend Capella: 79%

I am satisfied with my Capella education: 90%

Capella gave me the most efficient direct path to completing my degree: 87%

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
Master of Business Administration Graduates

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Skills & Abilities
 Master of Business Administration Graduates

Write clearly, accurately, and professionally; use sources appropriately : 93%

Communicate thoughts and ideas in varied settings : 97%

Show ethical conduct reflecting values and beliefs of discipline : 96%

Show knowledge of field; respect contributions of other fields : 93%

Analyze theoretical issues or investigate real-world phenomena, create knowledge : 97%

Locate, evaluate and communicate information; address legal, professional, other issues : 93%

Critically examine, analyze, and evaluate thinking using intellectual standards and creativity : 90%

Critically evaluate, select, and use discipline-appropriate technology : 93%

Show appreciation for group and individual differences : 97%

Demonstrate effective leadership in diverse environments : 93%

Apply the specialized knowledge associated with professional practice area : 97%

 

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "distinguished" 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 - Q1 2018.

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