MINNEAPOLIS, August 3, 2007 – Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* online university based in Minneapolis, announced that it has added Project Management specializations to both its PhD in Organization and Management (OM), and its PhD in Information Technology (IT) online degree programs. The online university also announced a new Information Security specialization within its PhD in Information Technology program. The new specializations are designed to meet the growing need for expertise in project management and information security, both of which were identified among the top five “hottest skills” sought by IT executives in a survey conducted by Computerworld. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »

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.