Capella University Reviews of Bachelor's in Business

  • 26 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,540
65% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
69% of 26 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 12/28/2022
  • Degree: Business
"Capella is disorganized. You can never get help from anyone. When you reach out they are rude. They don’t actually seek to help, they just try to pass the buck and make you jump through hoops to accommodate their overall incompetence as a university. The professors don’t care about students, and the staff is incredibly unkind to learners. If you have a major, time sensitive issue, they will fully allow you to be dropped from classes due to an “admin error” on their part, and then take their sweet time getting back to you. In addition to this, over the phone and in email they promise to get back with you and call back, email back within a certain time frame. They always take longer and that is if they ever get back to you at all. They try to blame you for things that they also admitted are their fault, the training must be terrible. I’ve had an issue every single time I register in a new set of courses, I hate it here."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2020
  • Degree: Business
"The FlexPath program is perfect for my schedule as I work full time and prefer to learn online rather than physically in a classroom. The only complaint I have is the communication with financial aid and counselors. My personal counselor was always either "on vacation" or never responded to my emails. If I needed anything I would have to call Capella University and they would transfer me to another counselor to help me, usually having to wait on hold for long periods of time while being transferred from department to department. My counselor was also pretty rude if he did respond to an email and was never able to actually help me with anything besides registering for classes when I needed assistance with that. I don't understand why his role is needed at all since he obviously doesn't do anything. The financial aid department was also impossible to get in touch with. Every semester I had some kind of issue with them and would be on hold trying to resolve something for hours at a time. There where quite a few times the person assisting me had no idea how to help me and had to transfer to a supervisor. There where also quite a few times my call was lost and I had to start the process all over again. The actual academic part of the program I had no problem with, but financial aid and counseling where a nightmare every semester. If you are able to figure things out on your own, I suggest enrolling. But if you need any hand holding, this university is not for you."
Lavelle Hamilton
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2019
  • Degree: Business
"I have been enrolled at Capella University with the FlexPath program for almost one year now. I am pursuing a B.S. Degree in Business focusing on Management and Leadership. I do not understand the bad reviews. It is not the responsibility of the school to keep up with how much a student has in financial aid. It's the responsibility of the student to make sure the finances are there and to keep track of how much the student may need to pay out of pocket. They have chat available and a phone number for students to call. I never had any problems with financial aid or the military aid I receive. Next, my instructors have been amazing and if I needed help I would reach out to my tutor in which I had a response within a couple of hours. I work really hard on my assignments and my professors have always detailed what I could have done better in my papers if needed. However, because I strive and work hard to do my best, I really didn't need a lot of feedback. I am looking towards a Masters Degree or another B.S. Degree with Capella University because they have been incredible and I can't thank this school enough. As far as opinions on a degree mill? Universities such as UF, UCF, FSU, all reputable colleges accept credits from Capella University. Be responsible with making sure your financial aid is accurate. Work hard on your assignments, and reach out to your tutors. They are here to help and will help you! I am truly blessed that God placed me in the hands of Capella University."
Anthony Parrish-Ross
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Business
"My experience with attending Capella University was great. The classes were very helpful and tought me new things about business, business managment, and leadership. My business managment studies also gave me educational knowledge of life experiences in the workforce about the different departments and how they operate. The final task of earning my bachelor degree entailed doing a GLO-BUS project. The projected was based off of information already setup by the a third-party website where students made their decisions based on real-life experiences and research to deter your company towards success in different avenues. From my experience taking business courses, talking to staff over the phone who were quick to resolve my situations, great financial services and rewards, and work flexibility I would higely recommend Capella University to any friend and family member."
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2019
  • Degree: Business
"I was skeptical of Capella because of the old saying, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is". I had early access before class started on April 8th and completed 2 assessments for one of my classes. Once I received feedback and saw how well I was progressing I picked up another class. Less than a week in and I've finished the first class and I'm 1 assessment away from finishing the second. FlexPath is IDEAL for me. I work full time, have two children, a husband, and a very busy life. I am able to complete these courses so quickly. Going into the program I had my Associate's in Arts Degree, and ALL of my credits transferred, leaving me with only 20 class requirements to get my Bachelor's. I cannot wait to see what else this program has in store for me. For those of you interested, just know that it's not easy material but draws from real life experience in the business world and hands on tasks."
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2019
  • Degree: Business
"From attending a community college in Los Angeles to attending another college online, Capella accepted most of my credits I earned through an Associates Degree. Before enrolling, I was given information about their guided program and flexpath program. They were honest from the beginning and I decided to enroll in their flexpath program which was life changing for me because it was extremely flexible and cost effective. Initially, I had to take two guided courses and pass them which was explained to me at the beginning. During my time in the flexpath program, I did a lot of research. I feel that I gained a substantial amount of knowledge. Every time I had questions , I received prompt responses from financial aid or the student advisors. Overall, it was great experience for me. I do not regret attending this school at all."
Alnisa N. Musinguzi
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2018
  • Degree: Business
"Before enrolling at Capella University, my vision was frosted. I did not know where to start or how to start but I started. Capella helped with everything from financial assistance to advising. Since then, I own 2 companies, one of which is a consulting firm, Ezra Blaze Consulting Firm, LLC North Charleston, South Carolina, and Entebbe, Uganda and GonZaga International Company, Ltd., Headquartered in Entebbe, Uganda. In addition, I started my studies in Spring 2011 and graduated Fall 2018, I do not believe I would have been able to accomplish what I have accomplished without Capella and its support staff. The classes were relevant to my goals and I am still able to use the resources that were introduced by Capella in my business today. To anyone that is thinking of attending Capella University, I say go for it. All the best!"
Nadralee Walker
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2018
  • Degree: Business
"I was enrolled in the flex path program from 2016-2018, I had very little guidance. Also, whenever I reached out to the staff members I was met with condescending attitudes. As though I was a bother, I believe because I am a working professional the instructors assumed that I should know the material. Which was an insane notion. Honestly, what got me through the program was self motivation. This is not a program for students of diversity, which is the population the program is geared towards."
Great education for working professional
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2018
  • Degree: Business
"I really liked my experience with Capella. It was a nice compromise between independent learning and traditional education. The professors were knowledgeable in their fields, and offered great guidance. After three years, I had very few negative interactions. I also found that when students were unnecessarily unpleasant, they seemed to have been weeded out, which is great. The basic format of the school is that a professional tells you what to learn, you learn it, and you write a paper showing that you learned the material every week. You definitely need some self-discipline, but it's better than traffic and parking passes, especially for a full-time student and full-time professional."
Ashley Branson
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2017
  • Degree: Business
"My experience has been amazing from the very beginning. My Enrollment Counselor, S.S., was beyond helpful and amazing to work with. My Academic Advisor, M.G. is very helpful and always answers any question I manage to come up with. The instructors are always trying to be as helpful as possible to help you succeed and pass the course. The BS/MBA combined degree option is not available for FlexPath. So if you are in FlexPath you will have to go to GuidedPath to complete the last few courses that are Master's level. The other thing I want to point out is the Scholarship disbursement. If you are awarded a Scholarship through Capella, they decide how it's disbursed through the quarters. I don't necessarily agree with that. I think if you are awarded a Scholarship, you should have the right to choose how you want it disbursed in your quarters."
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I would NOT recommend this school to ANYONE. I withdrew from classes and they still charged me. They have me a ton of problems with financial aid, problems that I never had with my other university. They will not release my transcripts making it IMPOSSIBLE for me to get into a program elsewhere. Absolutely would not attend here and would not recommend anyone else to. Find a school that actually cares about their students instead of the money."
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Capella University is a joke! Their Flex Path program is a huge waste of money. I tried to withdraw and they ignored me and still charged me for classes. I would not recommend this school to anyone! They say I owe them money and will not release my transcripts. BAD BAD SCHOOL DO NOT GO TO CAPELLA UNIVERSITY!!!"
Olusegun Awoyemi
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Business
"As a matter of fact, I have received my Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Finance program at Capella University. Capella University is one path that leads to many destinations. Capella coursework has helped me to understand the mechanics of leadership, become more resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person for my family; and my community. On the balance, so much has changed in the second half of my life."
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I feel anyone should re-think taking the Flex Path Program. I work full-time Project Manager and had completed all 3 my assessments and the last one I was in progress and I had gotten really ill was unable to submit by the deadline date. So, therefore, they withdraw me from the school. I felt all this was unfair. I had turned in all my assignments with a Proficient score."
Laurel, Capella staff
Responded: 1/13/2017

Hi, Matt. Thank you for sharing your concerns. Im sorry to hear that youve been ill and hope you are feeling better. With the FlexPath program, learners need to complete all assessments within 12 weeks, though in certain circumstances can request an extension at the discretion of the professor if requested before the course ends. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you. Please send us an email at and include your full name and learner ID number and we will have a team member reach out to you.

Roland Baylous II
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2016
  • Degree: Business
"Being a parent and a full time employee, Capella made going to school manageable. The courses added to my skill set which make me marketable and competitive. What I have walked away with is an understanding that even in the midst of what life brings, I am capable."
Julie C
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2016
  • Degree: Business
"I started at Capella in July of 2011, transferred from Devry - BEST decision I made during my college career. Mid-January of 2016 I started in the FlexPath Program - OUTSTANDING!! I finished 6 courses in 10 months!! FlexPath is the perfect way to get your degree if you have a busy personal and work schedule. I was able to move my assessment dates up or back depending on what was happening in my life. It really fit MY schedule. No discussions, no deadlines. I worked at my own pace and loved it!! The tutors and professors were GREAT at answering questions and my adviser was amazing! She knew exactly what I needed to get the most out of my education dollars. I also have huge respect for the financial team at Capella - during my years with Capella, when finances were tough for me, they were understanding and flexible. THANK YOU!! I am #CapellaProud."
Michael Parker
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2016
  • Degree: Business
"Good School, good program. I tried other online schools this one worked the best for me. I've worked in the industry for 26 years and still got plenty out of the program. I started the MS IAS Program and have 6 classes left on that, good school, good programs... Excellent value."
Andrea Phillop
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2016
  • Degree: Business
"Having just completed numerous courses with Capella, I can honestly say the courses and instructors fully prepared me for the advancement of my career with real world assessments and projects. In addition, I was fully supported by coaches and instructors to succeed. I have been a regular student on a regular campus, an online student and a Flexpath student and had found all avenues to be equally challenging and rewarding. I cannot emphasize the strong support and ease with which to navigate the site and courses with Capella. I realize online schooling is becoming more acceptable and also believe that being able to navigate large projects and communications online is a great benefit in the world or ever-growing and changing technology. Best schooling experience I've ever had, and I'm fully prepared to achieve my career goals."
Satisfied Learner
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2016
  • Degree: Business
"I am a current learner at Capella University and I felt compelled to write a review after reading the negative comments. Although everyone's experience is different, some good and others bad, it really depends on the dedication and consistency of the student. In my experience I had medical complications and had to leave the school. When attempting to return two academic advisors guided me through every step until I was re-enrolled. They even took extra time to email and call me just to see how things were going. I was septical about taking online classes but the feedback that the advisors gave boosted my level of confidence. I have never experienced that before. I thank God for another opportunity to obtain my degree and if these advisors who have never met me but only know my name and Student ID number can take time to care, I think it's safe to say that Capella cares about their learners. Also, one review spoke about the college scamming for money. As I recall my advisor recommended a cheaper course to me so that I could have more money refunded from my loan. She also recommended I take particular courses that would help me finish quicker and be applied to two required courses instead of one. Finally, the navigation though the website and course material is easy to follow. The classes are not boring either, they mix media, text and visual components in the coursework, so your not just reading through a text book day and night. I have enjoyed my experience and there are two others that I know personally, one who is a current learner and another who has graduated, they have good feedback as well. The current learner is working on a master's degree and was able to get a job in the IT field just from using the new knowledge learned in the course room. That job makes him $95k a year. He's my husband so beleive me it is beneficial. I Hope this review helps those who are looking for a fresh new start!"
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2016
  • Degree: Business
"Do not go here. They are uninformative and all about making a dollar, your education is not a concern of the teachers or staff. I went here for two years and thought when I understood the process it would get better, but it only gets worst. This school will not last much longer due to their un-useful staff. The students are not very educated or ready for the work world after graduation. This is my personal experience, which is identical to many others I know that attended this school."