MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2006 — Capella University, an accredited online university and a leader in online education, is offering ten $10,000 scholarships good toward project management specializations in the university’s master of information technology program, master of business administration program, and bachelor’s degree in information technology program. Read the rest of this entry »

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MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2006Capella University, an accredited online university and leader in online education, has been named one of the 2006 WebCT Exemplary Course Project winners. The course that was honored, Project Management for IT Professionals, is one of six courses chosen for the award. The course is part of the Master’s in Information Technology program in Capella’s School of Business and Technology.

“The course provides relevant, real-world activities for learners through interactive media and advice from experts,” said Stacey Clawson, the online university’s principal architect. “This form of problem-based learning is important for Capella’s adult learners.”

The award was presented to Clawson, along with course designer Liz Anderson, at Impact 2006, the eighth-annual WebCT user conference. The conference was held July 10-14 in Chicago.

The WebCT Exemplary course project recognizes courses that model best practices in course design, interaction/collaboration, assessment/evaluation, meaningful technology use and learner support.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 77 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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MINNEAPOLIS, May 5, 2006 — To respond to the need for advanced education in three of the nation's fastest growing fields, Capella University has announced that its School of Business and Technology will be offering specializations in project management, IT management, and health care management through its online MBA program. The new specializations will be offered beginning with the online university's July 2006 quarter.

Project management is one of the most sought-after skills in organizations today. In a 2006 survey by the Society for Information Management, skills related to project management and overall business capabilities represented eight of the top 10 IT skills businesses felt were critical to keep in-house. Capella's MBA specialization in project management will provide the marketplace with professionals who not only have project management expertise, but also overall management and leadership skills.

The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rank computer and information systems managers as one of the top two growth areas among management professions, with 36 percent growth predicted by 2012. Capella's MBA specialization in IT management will help meet the growing need for professionals who have both IT and general management skills.

The BLS also ranked medical and health services management as one of the top growth occupations, with a predicted 29 percent growth rate by 2012. Like all Capella MBA specializations, the health care management specialization is designed to provide learners with practical knowledge they can apply to their jobs immediately.

“These new MBA specializations will help address the growing need for project management, IT management, and health care management skills in today's marketplace,” said Barbara Butts Williams, PhD, faculty director of Capella's online MBA program. “It will also leverage the existing strengths that our School of Business and Technology and School of Human Services have in these areas.”

Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for the new MBA specializations. For more information, please call 1-888-CAPELLA or e-mail info@capella.edu. Approval for these specializations is pending in Ohio. Contact an enrollment counselor for current approval status in this state.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 12 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. Capella is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552)

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

MINNEAPOLIS, August 22, 2005 – A new publication, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your MBA Online, praises numerous features of Capella University's online MBA program. In particular, author George Lorenzo cites Capella's "innovative Professional Effectiveness Coaching core," which pairs learners with professional business coaches who help them apply their new knowledge to their current positions and develop and implement career plans.

One of Lorenzo's top criteria for choosing an online MBA program is a "strong focus on gaining practical knowledge that you can immediately use in your workplace." Capella's coaching program is specifically designed to achieve this aim, says Barbara Butts Williams, director of Capella's online MBA program, who is quoted in the book: "The intent of the personal coaching relationship is to help learners stretch their skills in key areas of performance improvement and apply what they learn right away, so they can demonstrate an impact on results within their organizations and help reposition themselves for success."

Capella's focus on competency-based learning is also cited in the book, along with its "sophisticated online admission process" and its online Career Center, which provides job-search and career-advancement information, as well as an "Ask a Career Counselor" email service. "Career services is one area of online MBA programs where students generally lose out," says Lorenzo, before offering Capella's Career Center as an example of some of the few "very sophisticated career-development services" offered by online programs.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your MBA Online, published in July 2005, is one of the newest releases in the popular "Complete Idiot's Guide" book series, which offers how-to information on such topic areas as business and personal finance, personal enrichment, and science and technology.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited * online university. Capella University offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, plus a Bachelor of Science program with 10 specializations in business and information technology. The university currently serves nearly 13,000 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 55 countries. Central to Capella's approach are achievement-oriented learners, expert faculty, and a university staff that is passionate about each individual's success. Capella is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis . For more information, visit www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.