Capella University

Introduction

University Mission

The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high quality bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of adult learners and involve active, engaging, challenging, and relevant learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery modes.

History of Capella University

Capella University was the inspiration of Stephen Shank, former CEO of Tonka Corporation, who felt that many adults were underserved by traditional universities. He envisioned a high-quality university that people could attend from any location.

In 1991, Shank established the corporate entity that would become Capella Education Company. In 1993, Dr. Harold Abel, an experienced leader in higher education and former president of three universities, joined Shank to found The Graduate School of America, now called Capella University. Originally, the university offered online master's and doctoral degrees in management, education, and human services.

Today, Capella University offers more than 870 online courses and 19 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 116 specialized areas of study. Capella's more than 19,900 learners include a diverse group of adults from all 50 states and 56 countries.

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Programs

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Master

MSIT - Project Management and Leadership Specialization

Online Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

This online project management master's specialization is mapped to "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and includes Capella’s award-winning course in Project Management for Technology Professionals [+]

With today's smaller budgets and tighter deadlines, IT project managers who can deliver the desired results, on time and on budget, are a valuable business resource, especially those with the advanced skills needed to oversee multiple projects spanning a range of geographic locations. This online project management master's specialization is mapped to "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and includes Capella’s award-winning course in Project Management for Technology Professionals. Because Capella is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI), you can earn your master's in project management from Capella and professional development units (PDUs) from PMI at the same time. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing management, director-level, or consulting positions overseeing and managing technology projects and teams.... [-]


MSIT - System Design and Development Specialization

Online Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

This system design and development specialization helps equip technical leaders with the skills necessary to design and implement high-quality applications that meet business needs [+]

Many companies forecast their greatest IT demands in the areas of systems integration, information management, software engineering, software development. This system design and development specialization helps equip technical leaders with the skills necessary to design and implement high-quality applications that meet business needs. It includes and expands upon the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) body of knowledge frameworks. The curriculum is also built around the competencies contained in leading IT certifications, including CISCO and Microsoft, and is continually updated to include practical applications of today's technologies, including .NET, SQL, and JAVA. You may choose from a wide range of electives that allow you to focus on a particular application or develop a broad understanding of a variety of applications. Capella's Virtual Lab Environment allows you to develop and test technology projects in an environment that closely mirrors real-life settings, and to create a professional portfolio that demonstrates your master’s level competencies to current and future employers. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing management and director-level technical positions within programming, software engineering, Web services, and data base development teams.... [-]


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MS in Information Technology - Health Information Management Specialization

Online Part time 2 years September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Health Information Management master’s specialization offers health care-focused course work on information systems, databases, system security, data analysis, system support, and strategic management, along with overviews of important IT and business topics. [+]

Electronic recordkeeping and patient privacy mandates have created an increased demand for IT professionals in health care settings. This Health Information Management master’s specialization offers health care-focused course work on information systems, databases, system security, data analysis, system support, and strategic management, along with overviews of important IT and business topics. The curriculum follows the model curriculum of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the approval criteria of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Information and Information Management (CAHIIM). , It is designed to help you use information management and security to support efficient, accurate health care delivery and management. People who choose this specialization are often IT professionals pursuing health information management or consulting positions in hospitals, clinics, and health care systems.... [-]


MS in Information Technology - Information Security Specialization

Online Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

This online master's in information security, designed around the domains of knowledge in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, combines technical and policy-focused course work designed to provide the skills you need to protect the security of information systems while supporting organizational goals. [+]

The need to protect enterprises against threats to information system availability, integrity, and confidentiality has made information security expertise a valuable skill within businesses, government agencies, and military organizations. This online master's in information security, designed around the domains of knowledge in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, combines technical and policy-focused course work designed to provide the skills you need to protect the security of information systems while supporting organizational goals. It also features a Virtual Lab Environment that allows you to test open vulnerabilities and simulate and protect against attacks on system design, and to create a professional project portfolio that demonstrates your master’s level competencies to current and future employers. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing information security management or consulting positions in businesses, government, and the military.... [-]


MS in Organization and Management-- General Business Specialization

Online Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Design a master's specialization in organization and management that reflects your career interests and goals. Required courses provide an overview of important business functions and skills, including marketing, finance, data analysis, and strategic planning, emphasizing the critical thinking and analytical skills you need to manage real-world business situations. [+]

Design a master's specialization in organization and management that reflects your career interests and goals. Required courses provide an overview of important business functions and skills, including marketing, finance, data analysis, and strategic planning, emphasizing the critical thinking and analytical skills you need to manage real-world business situations. Elective course allow you to focus your study in such areas as leadership or human resources to develop deep subject matter expertise. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing management positions in a variety of business, government, and military settings.

 

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MS in Organization and Management - Human Resource Management

Online Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

This human resource management specialization is designed to help you deepen your subject matter expertise and strengthen your ability to think beyond functional boundaries, positioning yourself to become an important partner in developing and implementing workplace strategies that deliver business results. [+]

Today’s human resource managers are expected to bring both specialized knowledge and a broad understanding of business needs and strategies.

This human resource management specialization is designed to help you deepen your subject matter expertise and strengthen your ability to think beyond functional boundaries, positioning yourself to become an important partner in developing and implementing workplace strategies that deliver business results. Capella's curriculum is mapped to the competencies identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) in "The Competency Model for the New HR."  People who choose this specialization are often pursuing management positions in recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee development, labor relations, and other human resources fields.... [-]


MS in Organization and Management - Specialization in Leadership

Online Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

This leadership master’s specialization offers an in-depth study of leading theories and best practices that successful leaders employ to manage change and achieve organizational objectives [+]

Leaders who understand change management and the importance of ethical conduct position themselves to thrive in today’s complex and global business environment. This leadership master’s specialization offers an in-depth study of leading theories and best practices that successful leaders employ to manage change and achieve organizational objectives. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing leadership or management positions in military, government, business, and nonprofit settings.

 

 

Core Courses 

- People at Work - 4 credits  - Marketing - 4 credits  - Accounting and Finance in Organizations - 4 credits  - Corporate Social Responsibility and Managerial Ethics - 4 credits  - Data Analysis and Decision Making for Managers - 4 credits  - Strategic Planning - 4 credits... [-]