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Overview

A CPA is the most sought-after accounting designation. With this accounting degree program, you’ll start on the path to your CPA while earning a respected, foundational business degree.

This pathway lets you tailor your program to your state’s CPA requirements and offers personalized guidance from Capella’s team of experienced licensure counselors.

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.

Not sure if a CPA is right for you? Check out Capella’s online bachelor’s Accounting specialization.

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.

The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by WSJ, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2016 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, 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.

Degree Outcomes

With your Accounting CPA pathway from Capella, you’ll learn fundamental accounting concepts—budget analysis, investment planning, internal control audits, and more—and gain knowledge in emerging areas that impact the profession today, including accounting ethics, forensic accounting, and international 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

Job openings for accountants are projected to grow 13% by 2022.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online accounting degree and CPA license include: public, tax or forensic accountant, auditor, tax, financial, or risk manager, consultant, fraud investigator, and escrow officer.

Potential workplaces for accountants with a CPA license include: corporations, non-profit, multinational firms, government agencies, accounting firms, banks, and financial service companies.

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