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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.

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

Master of Business Administration Degree Program Graduates

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

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

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

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

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%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.