Total program credits needed for graduation: 180
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week
break between each quarter.
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|MAT2001||Statistical Reasoning||6 quarter credits|
|BUS1003†||Developing Business Thinking||6 quarter credits|
42 course quarter credits
|BUS3003‡||Developing a Business Perspective OR||6 quarter credits|
|BUS3007§||Developing a Business Perspective||6 quarter credits|
|BUS3011||Fundamentals of Management||3 quarter credits|
|BUS3012||Fundamentals of Leadership||3 quarter credits|
|BUS3021||Fundamentals of Business Law||3 quarter credits|
|BUS3022||Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management||3 quarter credits|
|BUS3030||Fundamentals of Marketing and Sales||6 quarter credits|
|BUS3040||Fundamentals of Human Resource Management||6 quarter credits|
|BUS3050||Fundamentals of Organizational Communication||6 quarter credits|
|BUS3061||Fundamentals of Accounting||3 quarter credits|
|BUS3062||Fundamentals of Finance||3 quarter credits|
48 course quarter credits
|MAT2001||Statistical Reasoning||6 quarter credits|
|BUS4060||Financial Accounting Principles*||6 quarter credits|
|BUS4061||Managerial Accounting Principles*||6 quarter credits|
|BUS4062||Intermediate Financial Accounting Topics and Trends*||6 quarter credits|
|BUS4063||Advanced Financial Accounting Topics and Trends*||6 quarter credits|
|BUS4064||Cost Accounting for Planning and Control*||6 quarter credits|
|BUS4065||Income Tax Concepts and Strategies*||6 quarter credits|
|BUS4066||Contemporary Auditing: An Ethical Perspective*||6 quarter credits|
|BUS4070||Foundations in Finance*||6 quarter credits|
Choose 39 credits of additional undergraduate courses.
Taken during learner's final quarter.
|BUS4993||Business Capstone Project||6 quarter credits|
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor
or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
†Learners who are determined to need additional support developing academic and professional writing and reading skills based on academic assessment must take BUS1003 during their first quarter.
‡Learners who have completed BUS1003 are required to take BUS3003.
§Learners who are not required to take BUS1003 are placed in BUS3007.
¶ Learners enrolled in the Accounting specialization must complete 39 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses. However, those learners enrolled in the Accounting specialization who have completed BUS1003 choose only 33 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.
Completion of a Capella Accounting or Accounting CPA Pathway degree or certificate alone will not fully meet the educational requirements to prepare graduates to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam or to become licensed certified public accountants. Each state has minimum credit requirements and specific course requirements that may exceed Capella’s graduation requirements; learners seeking a CPA license will need to evaluate their prior coursework and their Capella coursework as a whole to determine how their state’s educational requirements can be fulfilled. Contact your Enrollment Counselor or Academic Advisor for more information on course evaluation. Capella University cannot guarantee eligibility for licensure, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu).
If you’re highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.
There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per session — you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate every 12 weeks.
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.
Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.
If you have elective courses in your specialization, you may be able to use them to fulfill both your degree and concentration requirements at the same time. However, completing a concentration may extend your total credits beyond the requirements of your degree. Concentrations available for this specialization include: