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 2017 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 2017 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.... [-]