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A CPA is the most sought-after accounting designation, giving you a level of expertise that sets you apart from your peers. Capella's online MBA Accounting CPA Pathway specialization can help you prepare for your CPA licensure while setting your career trajectory by earning an MBA at the same time.

Wiley CPAexcel® Exam Preparation

The Wiley CPAexcel® exam preparation program is integrated into the MBA curriculum, to help you prepare for licensure on the path to your degree. Even after graduation, you'll receive ongoing assistance from the Wiley CPAexcel® academic support team to ensure that you can sit for the exam with confidence. With the proven Wiley Efficient Learning platform, 9 of 10 students pass the CPA exam.

If your goal isn't a CPA, check out Capella's online MBA Accounting specialization.

Our enrollment counselors specializing in accounting and business have a wealth of information about how this program can be beneficial in meeting your career goals. Using our robust licensure support tool, enrollment counselors can match Capella curriculum with the educational requirements you need to sit for the CPA exam in your state. Contact us today, and we'll help you choose the direct path to move forward.

Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by WSJ, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business.

Earn a Certificate as you work toward your MBA

Students in Capella’s MBA program with a specialization in Accounting CPA Pathway can apply for graduate certificates in Business Management and Accounting CPA Pathway, an additional benefit that can help you go further in your career.

Once you’ve been admitted to the certificate program, you will be eligible to take MBA courses that can be applied toward this marketable credential. You can complete the courses to earn graduate certificates in as few as 8 months, all while you progress through your MBA program.


Email an enrollment counselor to learn more about requirement to apply for this great opportunity to earn graduate certificates.


Degree Outcomes

With your MBA in Accounting CPA Pathway from Capella, you'll develop and manage a budgeting process, employ data-driven decision-making and apply audit and control processes. You'll also learn to demonstrate ethical and legal accounting practices and, apply information technologies to accounting management practices. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

People with Master's degrees in business from Capella earn an average of $28,000 more per year than people who only hold a Bachelor's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in accounting include: accountant, director of finance, chief internal auditor, tax accountant or manager, and financial analyst. Potential workplaces include: accounting firm, bank, financial services agency, government, and small business.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor, or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.