Capella University Launches New Management Consulting Certificate and Redesigns Seven Online MS in Psychology Specializations

The online certificate is the result of an exclusive partnership with international consulting organization CIMC

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Capella University, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs for working adults, has announced a new Management Consulting certificate developed in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Management Consultants® (CIMC), as well as the redesign of seven Master of Science in Psychology specializations to help students achieve their educational goals in less time and at lower cost. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at

Management Consulting certificate delivers academic content for ChMC certification

Capella University’s new Management Consulting certificate is the only CIMC-endorsed program that provides the academic background for Chartered Management Consultant® (ChMC) certification. CIMC is an internationally recognized professional association that developed and oversees ChMC certification as a global management credential.

“We wanted to offer our members an all-inclusive program that would deliver the academic background required for ChMC certification,” said Linda Bird, administrator of CIMC. “We selected Capella as our partner because we wanted an accredited institution with an excellent academic reputation, expertise in online, post-graduate education, and strong business management programs that reflect the current business climate.”

Streamlined MS in Psychology curriculum delivers learning outcomes with greater efficiency and affordability

The curriculum for many of Capella’s MS in Psychology specializations has been streamlined to maximize efficiency while delivering the same learning outcomes. The MS specializations include General Psychology; Educational Psychology; Child and Adolescent Development; Evaluation, Research, and Measurement; Leadership Coaching Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; and Sport Psychology. Students who complete their entire program save up to $6,450 and nine months time compared to the previous Capella curriculum for these specializations and up to $7,000 over the cost of comparable online programs.

“This redesign demonstrates our ongoing commitment to helping students earn a degree in the most affordable way possible, without sacrificing the academic quality for which Capella has become known,” said Scott Kinney, president of Capella University. “We surveyed current and prospective students, and got a clear message that while affordability is important, academic quality is paramount. Our goal is also to improve our students’ chances of earning their MS in Psychology by making it possible for them to achieve the same learning outcomes in less time.”

Enrollment now open

Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its new educational offerings. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email

Review of the Management Consulting certificate is pending in AL, KS, and KY.

Capella University cannot guarantee certification, other professional credential, or salary advancement. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for certification, including consulting experience. For more information, see Chartered Institute of Management Consultants’ website (

About Capella University

Capella University ( is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 145 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 23 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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