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Capella University, Minneapolis,Minnesota, USA

November 18th, 2020 Capella University

Year of Establishment:1993

Location: Minneapolis,Minnesota, USA

 Brief History

Capella University was earlier known as the Graduate School of America and was founded by Dr. Harold Abel and Stephen Shank. One special feature that distinguishes Capella University from others is that even all the under graduate courses are offered online in this university and are legitimate.


The Capella University offers a special feature for every course. They are the GuidedPath model and FlexPath model. Although course syllabus, books etc are same for both types some differences arise in the study mode. The Flexpath model is designed for self-motivated individual and is offered in completely online mode. The GuidedPath is little more interactive with weekly assignments and discussions.


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This is a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The MBA programs are also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

State-of-the-Art Campus

The online MBA programs can be accomplished in two different modes-GuidedPath and FlexPath. Here comes the differences between the two.

More structured. Compulsorily attend 3 classes per quarter each within a weekly set deadline. Not structures and can be done in one’s own pace
There are deadlines for assignmentsNo deadlines and is flexible
Fees to be paid every quarter for each creditPay flat rate tuition fees yearly
Fees fall in between $26,268-$35,820Fee falls in between $10,600-$23,850

Important Details

Begins in:7th Jan 2019

Program Framework

  Core Syllabus

The key feature of Capella MBA degree is that it also offers a self-designed MBA.

Capella offers following diversities in online MBA.

  • Self-designed MBA: This is a special feature offered by Capella where you can pick your own courses. The specifications include finance, marketing, strategy and business analytics. This program offers a deep dive into a particular subject.
  • Health Care Management
  • HR
  • Project Management

Program Duration

Part-time – 12 months

Study period


Program held

Completely online




With FlexPath, MBA can be learnt in 12 months under $11,000.

While GuidedPath the fee is higher and falls in between $26,268-$35,820.

Academic Requirements

  • English proficiency is a must.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • minimum college GPA: 3.0. A lower GPA student will be considered by providing additional documentation.
    The program allows to transfer to a FlexPath model on completion of a predefined set of courses in GuidedPath model with 3.0 GPA
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Essay or writing sample
  • Faculty interview
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Forms and documents disclosing license information, background, and work experience
  • Registration acknowledgement form
  • GRE, GMAT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission

Placement Assistance / Career Development

At Capella, students are offered a personalized career counselling. The students also get in touch with alumni to advance in their career or find new career paths. They are also given valuable interview tip lessons at Capella.


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