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Accounting CPA
Bachelor of Science in Business

Develop the skills and knowledge to become a valued partner in the world of accounting. With the Capella online bachelor’s in business, accounting CPA program, you can earn a foundational business degree while diving deep into accounting ethics and strategic economic planning. You’ll learn how to leverage the newest accounting technologies to help financial systems function efficiently. You’ll also build skills to organize and interpret financial information for businesses, establish appropriate accounting systems and strategies for organizations and effectively communicate financial information to internal and external clients. 

Aligned to industry standards

We partner with employers and the Capella School of Business, Technology and Health Care Administration Advisory Board (SoBTH) to design programs that align to industry standards. 

Target your studies

Learn how to implement accounting systems and strategies, interpret and communicate financial data and maintain strong ethical standards in the field.

Employer and association discounts

More than 800 organizations – including corporations, health care organizations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Capella University to offer access to tuition savings and other educational benefits.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 8–14 General education courses
  • 10 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 5–9 Elective courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits
  • 135 Max transfer credits

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting CPA.

Job titles to explore

  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounting specialist
  • Accountant
  • Staff accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Accounting manager
  • Tax manager
  • Internal auditor
  • Audit manager
  • Tax professional
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting clerk

Employment settings to explore

  • Financial services organization
  • Bank
  • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services organization
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Insurance carrier
  • Hospital
  • College or university
  • Community or technical college
  • Consulting firm
  • Manufacturing organization
  • Self-employed

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