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Accounting Specialization Master of Business Administration

School of Business and Technology


Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

MBA courses are 6 weeks in duration. If you take the recommended 2 courses per quarter your term will be 12 weeks of courses with 1 week off in-between quarters.

Core Courses

33 course quarter credits

MBA6004 Foundational Skills for Business Leaders 3 quarter credits
MBA6006* Leading Innovation in the Global Organization 3 quarter credits
MBA6008 Global Economic Environment 3 quarter credits
MBA6012 Integrated Global Marketing 3 quarter credits
MBA6014 Financial Accounting 3 quarter credits
MBA6016* Finance and Value Creation 3 quarter credits
MBA6018 Data Analysis for Business Decisions 3 quarter credits
MBA6022* Strategic Operations Management 3 quarter credits
MBA6024* Organizational Strategy 3 quarter credits
MBA6026 The Global Leader 3 quarter credits
MBA6028* Business Integration Skills 3 quarter credits

Specialization Courses

12 course quarter credits

MBA6152* Advanced Accounting 3 quarter credits
MBA6154* Budget Planning and Control 3 quarter credits
MBA6156* Audit and Control of Accounting Information Systems 3 quarter credits
MBA6158* Accounting Information for Decision Making 3 quarter credits

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

MBA6900* MBA Capstone 3 quarter credits

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 (

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.


FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

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.

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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.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which may help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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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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Graduate Certificate Option

Students in Capella’s MBA with a specialization in Accounting program have the opportunity to earn a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Business Management. Comprised entirely of MBA courses, this certificate provides an opportunity to earn a marketable credential in as little as 8 months—while you progress through your program.

To learn more about this certificate option and how to enroll, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

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