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Overview

New government regulations, greater scrutiny of corporate finances, and continued business growth are are all fueling the demand for accounting professionals who can bring their wealth of knowledge and insight and apply it to corporate decision-making. Capella University's online MBA in Accounting program allows you to do just that. We'll help you expand your understanding of budgets, auditing, and other systems across a range of business entities, making you more marketable to companies who are looking for the candidate who has it all.

Starting with a solid foundation of business knowledge before adding high-level, highly marketable skills, our online MBA in Accounting program offers:

  • Integrated business disciplines to prepare you to excel in a cross-functional business environment
  • Simulation scenarios and a personalized Capstone project that allows you to blend knowledge gained throughout the program and apply it to a project meaningful to your career
  • MBA Central, your gateway to program news and resources, including current business information, events, networking, and exchanges with experts, faculty, and peers
  • Mobile-access learning that fits into your busy lifestyle

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 is collaborating 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.

Students in Capella’s MBA program also will have easy access to weekly article summaries—curated content, selected by experts at WSJ—in 16 business disciplines. They contain questions designed to develop the critical-thinking skills that you can leverage in your course work and on the job. It’s insight you can use at every step of your career – from impressing interviewers with your knowledge of business trends and company information to providing thought leadership in business roles.

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

Earn a Marketable Credential Along the Way

Students in Capella’s MBA with a specialization in Accounting program have the opportunity to earn a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Management. Comprised entirely of MBA courses, this certificate provides an opportunity to earn a marketable credential in as little as 8 months—while you progress through your program. Whether you’re making a career change or looking for advancement in your current field, Capella’s Business Management certificate will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and academic credential to support your goals.

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

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 MBA in Accounting from Capella, you'll develop and manage a budgeting process, employ data-driven decision-making and apply audit and control processes. You'll also learn to demonstrate ethical and legal accounting practices and, apply information technologies to accounting management practices. 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 Master's degrees in business from Capella earn an average of $28,000 more per year than people who only hold a Bachelor's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in accounting include: accountant, chief financial officer, controller, independent or internal auditor, purchasing manager, and treasurer. Potential workplaces include: accounting firm, bank, financial services agency, government, and small business.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor, or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.