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Accounting Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

A Career You Can Count On

Behind every successful business, there are great accountants. That’s why our online Bachelor’s in Accounting degree program helps you build the foundational knowledge you need to prepare financial documents, complete budget analysis and balance the books for businesses. This program will help you sharpen your business acumen while exposing you to financial technology and tools. You’ll also gain the financial skills and the business knowledge needed to become an indispensable part of any business or organization.

What to Expect

  • 100% Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8-15 General Education Courses
  • 10 Core Courses
  • 8 Specialization Courses
  • 7-12 Elective Courses

Classes Start October 9th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

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What You’ll Learn

Find The Right Solutions

Establish accounting systems and strategies for business and organizations.

Understand the Numbers

Organize and interpret financial information. 

Use Industry Technology

Leverage technology in the field of accounting for functional effectiveness and efficiency.

Uphold Ethics & Standards

Apply appropriate professional and ethical standards relevant to accounting.

Share Your Insights

Communicate professionally within the field. 

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Kick-Start Your Next Degree

Potentially save time and money by earning credits toward your Bachelor’s degree and MBA at the same time with our combined degree option. 

Target Your Studies

Gain specialized skills with concentrations including accounting, business intelligence, finance, health care management, management leadership, marketing, and project management.

Full Access to WSJ

We’ve teamed with The Wall Street Journal to give business students full digital access to timely, relevant business news.

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$347 per 1000-2000 level credit $402 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, whenever your schedule allows.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time simultaneously) per 12-week billing session
  • Based on a program point system; 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay one flat-rate tuition fee per session*
$2,300 per quarter, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about learning outcomes and gainful employment with a Bachelor of Science in Business.

*Books, supplies, and other fees may apply. 

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Pathways, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Discover Sophia »

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

The curriculum in our online Bachelor’s in Accounting program focuses on helping you to establish accounting systems, organize and interpret financial information, leverage technology, and apply professional and ethical standards. 

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Description
BUS4060 Financial Accounting Principles
BUS4061 Managerial Accounting Principles
BUS4062 Intermediate Financial Accounting Topics and Trends
BUS4063 Advanced Financial Accounting Topics and Trends
BUS4064 Cost Accounting for Planning and Control

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors–they know all about the details of your program.

Tutoring

Get personalized coursework help from a subject matter expert and one-on-one support for academic skills and specific subjects.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

How to Make the Most of an Online Accounting Degree

Accounting professionals influence a business beyond the balance sheet. Explore four growing areas in the field.

Read the blog post »

Accounting vs. Finance

While the fields of accounting and finance are closely related, there are key differences.

Read the blog post »

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online accounting degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Escrow officer
  • Financial manager
  • Internal auditor
  • Management accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Tax advisor
  • Tax manager
  • Tax managers and revenue agents

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Accounting firm
  • Bank
  • Brokerage house
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Financial services agency
  • Government
  • Health care organization
  • Law firm
  • Mutual fund companies
  • Self-employment
  • Small business

*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.

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