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Accounting CPA Pathway Graduate Certificate

School of Business and Technology

Overview

Set your career trajectory to gain a competitive edge with Capella's online Graduate Certificate in Accounting CPA Pathway. This 5-course graduate certificate incorporates the Wiley CPAexcel® exam preparation program into the curriculum. You'll get everything you need to prepare for your CPA exam, plus earn college credits you can apply to a full Capella MBA Accounting program.

Gain knowledge in audit, taxation, ethics and business law, and financial cost accounting while you receive support from Capella's experienced faculty. Move confidently toward a sought-after position in a profession projected to grow 13% by 2022*.

Even after graduation, you'll retain access to Wiley CPAexcel® materials and support until you pass all four test modules. Our enrollment counselors specializing in accounting and business have a wealth of information about how this certificate is beneficial in meeting your career goals. They can match Capella curriculum with the educational requirements you need to sit for the CPA exam in your state.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Accountants and Auditors

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Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start August 7th

Accounting CPA Pathway Certificate Online - Capella University

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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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy–you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

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
$780 per credit, 15 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

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. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

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.

Faculty

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

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.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Accounting CPA Pathway Certificate Online - Capella University

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.