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Accounting Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Courses

Total program credits needed for graduation: 180

Online Accounting Degree Program | Courses - Capella University

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Online Accounting Degree Program | Courses - Capella University

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Required Courses

MAT2001 Statistical Reasoning 6 quarter credits

Additional Program Requirements

BUS1003† Developing Business Thinking 6 quarter credits

Core Courses

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

Specialization Courses

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

Elective Courses

Choose 39 credits of additional undergraduate courses.

Capstone 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).

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FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

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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.

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What Can I Expect?

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 week.

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.

Online Accounting Degree Program | Courses - Capella University

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 135 credits into this specialization.

Online Accounting Degree Program | Courses - Capella University

Take an Individual Course

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.

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Concentrations

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:

  • Accounting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

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