FlexPath Master Business Administration

Develop the expertise you need to advance your management career.

Build critical business skills and gain the credentials you need to advance your career with this General MBA specialization. This specialization is designed to provide a thorough study of core business functions, paired with professional effectiveness course work that emphasizes best practices for leading and managing others in such skill areas as change management, team building, and employee development. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing management, director-level, or consulting positions in a wide variety of corporate settings.

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

We have not yet collected enough information to publish learning outcome data for this specialization.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializations

  • Accounting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Business Administration
  • Global Ops & Supply Chain Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • 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 available.
  • Capella's MBA faculty members are also business professionals—bringing a balance of academic expertise and professional experience to the fields in which they teach.
  • Capella's MS, MBA, and BS project management curriculum is designed around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Capella has developed educational alliances with more than 175 corporations, including leading organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Bank, and Farmers Insurance Group.
  • The Human Resource Management MBA specialization has gained acknowledgement from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM®) that the curriculum aligns with SHRM's® HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
  • The Project Management MBA specialization includes courses that are approved for professional development units (PDUs) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Expected Program Outcomes

  1. Apply foundational knowledge and an understanding of business systems, processes, and technology within and across core disciplines.
  2. Integrate information across disciplines and from differing perspectives.
  3. Think critically and analytically to provide evidence-based solutions to business challenges and opportunities.
  4. Apply innovative, strategic, and sustainable approaches to business practice and planning.
  5. Lead and collaborate in virtual, global, and culturally diverse environments.
  6. Integrate principles of ethics and integrity into business decisions.
  7. Communicate clearly and effectively in a business environment.

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.

Satisfaction with Capella Business & Technology Doctoral Graduates

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

Improvements in Skills & Abilities Business & Technology Master's Guide

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

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 Business & Technology Doctoral 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.

Improvements in Skills & Abilities Business & Technology Master's Guide

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 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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