Bachelor of Science in Business

Enhance personal and organizational effectiveness in your chosen business field

This program delivers business fundamentals alongside practical applications in an interactive learning environment. The curriculum takes an integrated approach to complex organizational systems, to help you prepare to collaborate with diverse work groups.

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.

2014-2015 Demonstration of Program Outcomes BS in Business

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Communicate effectively.
Create organizational value.
Employ high-performing business management techniques.
Participate collaboratively and respectfully.
Plan strategically.
Solve problems within professional standards.
Use appropriate financial models and principles to support decisions and recommendations.


Outcome Demonstrations
Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from Q2 2014 – Q1 2015 capstone courses



Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business specializations

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

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Minors

  • BS in Business, minor in Business Intelligence

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • 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. Enrollment and graduation data are available.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Satisfaction with Job Bachelor's Degree Graduates

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.


Career & Professional Accomplishments Bachelor's Degree Graduates

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

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 Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.


Improvement in Skills and Abilities Bachelor's  Degree Graduates

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

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 based on learners who graduated between July 2013 and June 2014. 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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See Gainful Employment data for this program's specializations

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