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Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business

Leverage your talent to help protect the financial interests of businesses and organizations today. The online bachelor’s in business, accounting degree helps you build the foundational knowledge you need to prepare financial documents, complete budget analysis and balance the books in a diverse range of professional settings. This program will help sharpen your business acumen while exposing you to critical accounting technology and tools. Prepare to enter a dynamic field as you develop the financial experience and business skills to become an indispensable part of any organization.

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. 

Two flexible online learning formats

To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two 100% competency-based online learning formats – GuidedPath and FlexPath. Is FlexPath right for you?

Target your studies

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

Classes start June 6

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

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8–14 General education courses
  • 10 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 7–13 Elective courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits
  • 135 Max transfer credits

FlexPath lets you finish the degree you started, with a bachelor’s in business in 18 months and under $18,000.*

*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

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.

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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