Capella University Reviews of Bachelor's in Business Administration

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,579
79% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
76% of 21 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Business Administration

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Emily L
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I applied to Capella right before the pandemic and shut downs, my first class started in that April. My organization I worked for was greatly impacted by the pandemic and I received news I had to move me and my child to another state to keep my job at another facility. Capella was so unsupportive. I was trying to get out of a lease, organize a move and everything was shut down, in addition to leaving family behind. I was fighting back so much emotion explaining all this to my counselor and he said "do the best you can do". I asked if I could change my start date but he said it was after the drop date and there was nothing I could do. Simultaneously I was receiving emails from Capella stating how they were helping students that were effected by the pandemic. Not in the least. I wrote multiple emails to the administration, and left 2 voice messages on a line they never answered. I never got one call back. I now have the bill for the entire first quarter even though I had to just drop out of the class. My coach would be typing as I was talking and hardly hearing or listening while I was in this situation. It was horrible."
Bri Coleman
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Capella University refuses to help struggling students by denying options for aid. I lost my job due to COVID, therefore, I lost tuition assistance from my employer. Capella University sends out communication that says they are helping students by suspending billing. I applied for Financial aid from Department of Education and was awaiting my award. Capella dropped me from classes in November because of $2k past due balance (but billing suspended). In December my financial aid was approved. Capella University sent me an award that would have covered my past due balance so I could continue my education. I went online and signed the awards. The next day I get a notice showing there was no signature, the past due balance will not be included in the award, and the award is significantly lower. After speaking to a financial aid staff member, I was told that because I was not enrolled during the financial final decision, I cannot be given financial aid for the previous balance (I was enrolled continuously until I was dropped by the school in November). The school refuses to do anything to help. At this point I'll have to drop out of school with only a few months left before graduating."
Alicia
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I don't understand the complaints from all these reviews. I entered the FlexPath program for my bachelors with my AA from a local state college. In only 5 months I completed my degree. If you have no real work experience in your field of study you may struggle...if you are not motivated to work quickly and complete assignments you will struggle....if you are unable to write papers and complete lengthy research assignments at times, you are not in the right program. I absolutely loved my experience, my professor were great and I not only related to the material but I learned so much that I was not aware of. If you work in a business office setting this program is very helpful. It takes a lot of motivation and dedication, you can't expect stellar results for mediocre effort!"
Vitaliy
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Worst school to deal with. I started school here and had to figure everything out on my own. After a semester, my wife lost her job and we moved states. I didn't attend for a year. When we settled, i started back up, but was forced to reenroll. I was then told that since I was still paying off my tuition from prior semester, I cant register for classes until late September (wasting whole summer semester). Due to timing, i enrolled at a different college to be able to continue with school faster. They are not refusing to release my transcript to my new school due to the same reason. I even offered to roll the remaining balance into my student loan, and they refused that too. Have been completely unwilling to even listen to my requests. Will definitely not be continuing my education here!"
Aaron
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The whole process is completely streamlined. From beginning to end, all expectations, requirements, and tools needed to complete course are provided. The FlexPath learning platform requires you to have a very motivated and overachieving approach to the completion of course assessments to make the best use of it. I came in with partial credit transfers (not all credits were able to be transferred from applicability of degree program) from a previous Associate's degree, and was able to finish the course in about 18 months, which cost me around $16,000. I definitely have to be pleased with the overall cost, considering I paid double for my Associate's program at another school. I don't like how with the FlexPath program you are not able to get recognition for outstanding performance (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, etc.), as there are no letter grades or G.P.A. however, it is all about what you get out of the program in the end. Overall, I can say it was a great experience, I learned a lot, and I can say the program will definitely impact my professional future in a positive way."
6 Year Graduate
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"It took me 6 year to complete my B.S Business Administration. My whole Capella experience was amazing. I can only speak of my own experience however the class rooms, staff, administrators, class mates were amazing. It took me 6 years because I worked long hours but committed almost every night to complete my degree. I made a commitment to complete my degree not make excuses why the school, professors, etc were to blame for my failures. I earned my degree, period. Finally, I am so proud to be a Capella Alumni. Oh yeah, this degree helped me to pay off my school debt."
Capella Grad
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Outstanding experience! I completed the flex path program at Capella achieving a bachelors in business administration. If you are accountable and motivated to further advance your academic studies this is the right choice for you. There is no hand holding - you are responsible for completing the coursework and following the academic policies. However, if you do find yourself in need of advice my "coach" aka adviser was more than helpful with any issue. With my degree in hand, many doors have been opened that weren't open before and I am making $15k more annually."
Hortense Rattler
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Excellent school. Excellent! FlexPath is the bomb way to get your degree and still manage life!!! The flexibility that it gives makes getting your degree more manageable. I would recommend this school to my family and friends! Capella University is all right with me!"
Flexpath Student
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"If you are smart and determined ignore these crazy reviewers. I am in the flexpath program and am leaving a review because it seems most of the reviewers here either were pathetic in there attempts at higher education or simply lying. My fafsa pays for 2/3 of the cost. I started last February with less than 20 credits and will be done by this summer with 160 credits. Flexpath allows you to take 2 courses at a time although I'm usually only in one. I use the second slot as an option from time to time. I have had zero trouble with anyone within the advising community. If you feel like you will need a tutor than don't pick this school because it is the one area that they are legitimately terrible. I am in numerous facebook communities that all testify to how much the appreciate the school, minus the tutors. I will have spent less than 10k in the end and already have job opportunities that will make up the difference in no time. Of course you will be frustrated but treat your education like its a 9-5 and this university can take you from 28 year old with no skills to your entry into a career field in less than 2 years.. I just wanted to say that because I appreciate what the school has done for my life."
Troy
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Capella University is simply amazing! When I first began this journey in January 2017 I had no idea what I would experience. Being in a professional senior level management job means I have a lot of pressure during my daily activities and I had no idea how I would balance my family, career and college all while my wife was completing a doctorate. Yet, with the great addition of the Sophia courses I was able to get in and jump right into the degree program. Once I had completed just about all of the Sophia courses I could, I began to inquire about FlexPath. FlexPath is really incredible! Paying just one fee for a 12 week cycle and being able to complete as many classes as I could in that time really helped me get to the finish line much quicker than I ever imagined. Every night when my family went to bed I went into the basement and would work until I could not stay up any longer and just cranked out the papers. This was a daunting task but I finished in literally no time at all! The instructors were quick to grade the papers and very often with just one attempt I would exceed the expectations and would be ready to move on to the next assessment. The navigation of courses was so easy as the plan would show me the upcoming classes and would allow me to make changes as needed. I don't know why anyone would go anywhere else for college!! Capella University is simply the all around best experience from all the supportive staff to the flexibility and ease of navigation this school has it all. I really cannot wait to begin my MBA program through Capella in less that a month!"
Melinda T.
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Capella University Guided path was just what I needed. I was 45 years of age when I decided to go back and get a degree and with a busy full time job and full time parenting, I was a little worried on how I could get a degree during everything else. The school advisors walked me through the first year of how to set up courses and determined what was best for me to teach me how to plan out my future success. It was a huge help. With Capella's writing assessments, it meant I didn't have to sit and cram for an exam, so it speak, or memorize unnecessary works. I simply had to take what I have learned and write a specific topic to complete a course. Oh! and the courses are designed with the adult learner in mind. Everything about this school has led to my success, not just as a student, but in my career."
mika spencer
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"In the summer and fall quarter of 2014 i went to capella and taken a couple of course a passed them with A's and B's, after that quarter had ended i had to leave due to family emergency which was something serious, ok i comes back november 21, 2017, which i supposed to started november 7, 2018, but call my academic advisor a week before that start date and explained the reason i can't start on that date and it will be better for me to start on the next date available she said that it will be fine and wont go against me because i made them aware a week before time so i start a couple weeks later that month with no problems financial aid coming in with no problems or anything. ok in march i decided that the degree i was taking up at the time wasn't for me and had a lot of changes where you need to go maybe 4 more years in school so i changed over to another that i was interested, but my advisor told me that i had to wait 2 weeks to start school because they have to get my program changed over which didnt click right there because they could have just put me in class that was open that is required of that program ok i started my first class in that program i changed over to and maybe a month later i seen on my account summary that i owed $2,290 for what they stated that i took breaks and on november 7 2017 when i supposed to start i didnt i explain to the buiness office that i spoke with my advisor way before my classes suppose to start and she said i will be fine and register me for the next session start date and also made them aware that it wasnt my fought that they set me out to wait until they do my degree change when they could have put me in class that they see open that will go towards that degree change but they didn't want to hear that i kept going back and forth with theses people at this school i spoke with my advisor a couple of times and she also stated that she does not see where they talking about i took breaks and she tried reaching out to the business office but they was not hear that so now i'm trying to see what i need to do to get this balance cleared up because i feel i'm not responsible for that they are trying bet me out some money this school is horrible and sad"
Alexis Wilson
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I was enrolled in the FlexPath Program at Capella and it was the best decision I have ever made in my life. This program allows you to have almost all the control over the pace you complete the courses. During my time at Capella, I have learned a plethora of information that will help me become successful in the business world. If you are considering attending Capella, I strongly suggest you do. The staff is very helpful and the professors grade fairly. I enjoyed my time as an undergrad student at Capella."
Alethea Andrade
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Applying to Capella University was the best decision I made in 2017. I am a Part Time Learner and the flexibility of the glasses, and the content is very easy to follow and the concepts have all helped with my career to include career advancement. I'm a future graduate."
Harley
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Needed to finish my undergrad and wouldnt have been admitted to traditional programs due to poor academics from the inital college experience. Employer also offered discounts for Capella so applied and was accepted. For those that are in the same situation and need a BA/BS, schools like Capella are the only viable option even if they arent seen as real schools. Courses are what you make of them. For someone who enjoys writing, they were very easy. Not sure if it was just my instructors but grading seemed less than critical. In courses where we shared assignments, I was a bit aghast by how poorly written assignments were yet assumed they were graded well regardless. Had one extremely poor instructor and luckily dropped their course. For the most part their instructors seem to be engaged with teaching but like everything, there can be a bad apple in the bunch. The only real negative I can think of is that the school does not take plagiarism seriously. Small infractions are not seen as an issue so someone plagiarizing a paragraph from another students paper isnt going to turn heads."
Anon
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Every representative in every department is unhelpful, and some are actually extremely combative and rude. They completely lied about my transfer credit evaluation, stating that I could complete the degree in a year because of my previous coursework. As it turned out, it would have taken me over 2 years. They automatically enroll you in courses that you do not choose, and then refuse to withdraw you from them when you request it. Then they charge you for the courses. You get zero help with your courses. The tutors just tell you to use the library. They use Turnitin for their papers, which causes the instructors to automatically reject papers they feel are plagiarized, even if you have valid citations. The tuition is EXPENSIVE and the quality is POOR."
Horrible practices!
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"As far as their classes - they have a pretty good curriculum. I wanted to change programs to Human services and was told not to do that. I then decided to go to a school that was located in my city, that was when the financial part went crazy. As for the financial department, they are by far below standard.These people are horrible in their billing practices. One they send dispersments out then two weeks later send a letter stating you now have to pay you tuition. This was because they can not "officially" charge FASFA again for the semester- illegal! Second My new school received a flag on my FASFA, come to find out they are STILL billing me for a class I never attended and I had already filled out the paperwork to transfer. These people are a joke and should not be trusted with anyone's money!"
L. Clements - Capella Ambassador
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I was looking for an online school that was military friendly and offered the degree course that I wanted. Capella turned out to be that school. The staff is so helpful and my fellow students are amazing and hardworking students. I would highly recommend Capella University to anyone!"
LiAnne B.
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I have had a very positive and productive experience with Capella University. I found the Admissions process to be pretty quick and straightforward. With the academic plan tool on iGuide, I always knew where I was with my degree plan, and the sequencing of courses. Once I decided that I wanted to change to add a concentration, I was able to get that approved pretty seamlessly. Academic advisors have, over the 4 years I have been a student, nothing but courteous, understanding, empathic, knowledgeable, and helpful. Any time I started feeling discouraged about my progress, or when I had to take a couple of quarters off while dealing with a terminally ill parent, they were so responsive and helpful. Same iwth the financial aid department. Never got any run around, only clear answers to my questions so I always knew what to expect. Advisors would call to check my progress, or if I got a late start, would check with me to make sure everything was okay and remind me to login and post to my course. The modular structure of the courses is SO great. Very predictable, which I really needed as a working mom of three with a full time day and part time teaching job. As a teacher in higher ed myself (workforce ed), I had high expectations, and Capella exceeded my expectations in terms of providing me with a quality experience each course. I only had one negative faculty experience - all the rest have been positive. I just completed by undergrad, and have enrolled in an MEd program that begins in June. Love my Capella U Experience!!! Have recommended it to several colleagues and students."
Capella University - Flexpath
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I was skeptical about starting Capella University in November 2016 after seeing so many negative comments. My instincts told me to move forward after doing my own research, and I am happy I did. I recently relocated to another country after marrying and am currently out of the workforce until I am sorted to work. I used this time finish my degree which I started at a brick and mortar university. I decided to utilize the Flexpath program to move at an accelerated pace and was able to complete about 18 courses in one quarter. I worked day and night, studied and read. And now I am 3 courses away from completing. I thought Capella would hold me back to make more money. But after spending $2,200 for my first quarter and now $2,200 for my current and last quarter I am in awe. With myself for the hard work and Capella for the support and curriculum. I have learned so much that I am using in everyday life, and I know once I rejoin the workforce this is invaluable. And because I have to rely more on myself in my studies, my grades and understanding are better than when I was in a traditional university. Honestly, I believe Capella is the future for higher learning. And students that complain are merely not driven, has poor time management, or are not simply cut out for online university. The Flexpath program leaves you flying solo and I am okay with that. Most people are not and require explanation for every detail and assignment. If you are challenged in some way, this is not the University for you. But if you are driven and focused, you can excel. And another thing, those complaining that classmates are writing below their standard, that is at all universities. I do not believe it waters down my degree because there are always students barely moving along whether online or brick and mortar. So stop being bitter if you are not cutting it. Look at what you are doing wrong. This university has more accreditations than some brick and mortar so stop nit-picking! I will be wrapping up my bachelors in a few weeks and starting my MBA. My advice is to do your own research and not rely on these comments by people, some of whom are by disgruntled students that expected online to be easier. Online is harder! But it can be convenient and if you work hard, you will get results."