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Accounting Specialization Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology

Overview

New government regulations, greater scrutiny of corporate finances, and continued business growth are all fueling the demand for accounting professionals who can bring their wealth of knowledge and insight and apply it to corporate decision-making. Capella University's online MBA in Accounting program allows you to do just that. We'll help you expand your understanding of budgets, auditing, and other systems across a range of business entities, making you more marketable to companies who are looking for the candidate who has it all.

Starting with a solid foundation of business knowledge before adding high-level, highly marketable skills, our online MBA in Accounting program offers:

  • Integrated business disciplines to prepare you to excel in a cross-functional business environment
  • Simulation scenarios and a personalized Capstone project that allows you to blend knowledge gained throughout the program and apply it to a project meaningful to your career
  • MBA Central, your gateway to program news and resources, including current business information, events, networking, and exchanges with experts, faculty, and peers
  • Mobile-access learning that fits into your busy lifestyle.

Earn a Certificate as you work toward your MBA

Students in Capella’s MBA program with a specialization in Accounting can apply for a graduate certificate in Business Management, 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.

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.

FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as our GuidedPath learning format, only in a more efficient, more personalized way. 

Degree Outcomes

With your MBA in Accounting 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. 

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in accounting include: accountant, chief financial officer, controller, independent or internal auditor, purchasing manager, and treasurer. Potential workplaces include: accounting firm, bank, financial services agency, government, and small business.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Download the GuidedPath Specialization Guide »

Download the FlexPath Specialization Guide »

Classes Start November 6th

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. 

Admission Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

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 online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 2 courses per 12 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
$28,080$37,440*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$780 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, whenever your schedule allows.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time simultaneously) per 12-week billing session
  • Based on a program point system; 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay one flat-rate tuition fee per session
$12,295$25,424*   ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,500 per quarter, 24 total program points, 6 max transfer points

Get the Details

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

*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.

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. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Learn about PLA »

$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
MBA6014 Financial Accounting
MBA6152 Advanced Accounting
MBA6154 Budget Planning and Control
MBA6156 Audit and Control of Accounting Information Systems
MBA6158 Accounting Information for Decision Making

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 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.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.

Coaches

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

Faculty

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

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.