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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who pursue an online accounting degree often pursue supervisory or management positions in accounting, auditing, and other financial recording and reporting functions.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Accounting firm
  • Bank
  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Financial services agency
  • Government (IRS, SEC, DOD)
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance firm
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Mortgage company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Self-employment
  • Small business

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Accountant
  • Accounting manager/director
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assistant or divisional controller
  • Assistant treasurer
  • Billing manager/supervisor
  • Chief financial officer
  • Consultant
  • Controller
  • Forensic accountant
  • Independent auditor
  • Internal auditor
  • Manager, financial service
  • Purchasing manager
  • Senior tax accountant
  • Treasurer
  • Treasury analyst

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Business and Technology MBA Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Business and Technology masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Our School of Business and Technology MBA graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. The majority of graduates work in higher education, government/public sector, healthcare, information technology, aerospace, or consulting.

Career growth potential 42%Promotional opportunities 34%Salary and benefits 55%Tasks and responsibilites 60%


Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many MBA degree graduates from the School of Business and Technology report advancing in their careers and receiving a salary increase, leadership role or promotion. They also say their Capella degrees garner recognition from employers.

Advanced in career or profession 24%Successfully changed careers 13% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 2% Assumed a leadership role 19% Received a promotion 22% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 35% Received award 3% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 6%Conducted a research project 3%Served as a professional consultant 14%


Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012