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Overview

New government regulations, greater scrutiny of corporate finances, and continued business growth continue to fuel the need for accounting professionals. An online accounting degree provides you with the fundamental knowledge required to help businesses balance their books. From providing tax advice, to preparing financial paperwork, accountants are an indispensable part of any business. Capella University's online accounting degree builds your ability to leverage functional, financial technology for businesses and organizations, so that you are well versed in the cutting-edge financial skills, and business knowledge necessary to succeed in this field. 

Flexible: We offer flexible and personalized online learning options, including the FlexPath route, that allow you to take the most direct path to your goals. Calculate My Costs & Graduation Date.

Credible: Capella is an accredited and nationally recognized university. Our academic offerings are professionally aligned and many are accredited. Moreover, our collaboration with The Wall Street Journal allows you to enhance your knowledge while giving you a competitive edge.

Is CPA licensure your long-term goal? Check out Capella’s online bachelor’s Accounting CPA pathway.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you


Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

As one of the many ways we support the business learning experience, the annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, offers three eligible business students the chance to visit the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2015 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, ring the bell on the NASDAQ, and much more!

*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.

FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as the structured version of your degree program, only in a more efficient, more personalized way. Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning.

Degree Outcomes

With your Bachelor's in Accounting from Capella, you'll learn how to establish accounting systems for business and organizations, organize and interpret financial information, leverage functional technology, and apply appropriate professional and ethical standards relevant to accounting. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com

People with Bachelor's degrees in Business from Capella earn an average of $36,000 more per year than high school graduates.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online accounting degree include: public, tax or forensic accountant, tax preparer, and escrow officer. Potential workplaces include: corporations, accounting firms, banks, and financial service companies.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. An enrollment counselor can walk you through the details at your convenience, or read up on our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5835, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest