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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 business, accounting degree 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.

At a Glance

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

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Classes Start October 7th

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.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo SUMMER)

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. 

BS in Business, Accounting Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Aligned With Industry Standards

We partner with employers, key professional organizations, and an external advisory council to design programs that align with industry standards.

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 original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet 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
$18,495$39,306* MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 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, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$10,000$25,000* ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

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

Bachelor's in Accounting Online Degree Program | Capella University

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Have questions about our programs and what actual alumni have done with their degree? Ask our alumni about their experiences, and see if Capella is a fit for you.

 

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. 

Reduce your tuition with $8K

Enroll in your bachelor's degree, apply for the $8K scholarship, and meet eligibility requirements.

Transfer credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

Low-cost gen-ed courses

Our external partner, Sophia Learning, offers a low-cost way to earn gen-ed credits.

Accredited & recognized

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

Bachelor's in Accounting Sample Courses

The curriculum in our online accounting bachelor's degree focuses on helping you to establish accounting systems, organize and interpret financial information, leverage technology, and apply professional and ethical standards.

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BUS4060 *
Financial Accounting Principles

This course focuses on financial accounting principles and ways accounting information is used to assess an organization’s financial performance. Learners evaluate the relationship between business events and accounting systems and analyze an organization’s financial structure. Prerequisite(s): BUS3060 or BUS3061.

6 quarter credits
BUS4061 *
Managerial Accounting Principles

In this course, learners identify the role of accounting as it relates to managing an organization, then analyze accounting systems and financial statements. Learners also apply sound budgeting and time value of money principles from a managerial perspective. Prerequisite(s): BUS4060.

6 quarter credits
BUS4062 *
Intermediate Financial Accounting Topics and Trends

Learners in this course develop and exercise a working knowledge of financial accounting theory and practice using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements. Learners acquire financial reporting skills and apply financial statement conceptual frameworks to prepare financial statements. Prerequisite(s): BUS4060.

6 quarter credits
BUS4063 *
Advanced Financial Accounting Topics and Trends

In this course, learners analyze and apply advanced financial accounting concepts and consolidated financial statement information. Learners also evaluate the influence of global money markets and demonstrate knowledge of partnership and corporate accounting issues and governmental entities. Prerequisite(s): BUS4062.

6 quarter credits
BUS4064 *
Cost Accounting for Planning and Control

This course emphasizes the role of cost and managerial accounting in the planning, control, and performance evaluation of business organizations. Learners examine the theory and practice of business control and identify strategic aspects within business decision cycles. Prerequisite(s): BUS4061.

6 quarter credits

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 experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

Advisors

Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Tutoring

Need help with a particular topic? Struggling with a concept? We offer subject matter experts and one-on-one support for academic skills and specific subjects.

Faculty

Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Accounting Career Insights

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Accounting Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our BS in Business Accounting degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

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

Related 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

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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