Accounting Undergraduate Certificate
Capella University

Program Details

Gain the foundational accounting knowledge you need to prepare for career opportunities such as accountant, CPA, accounting analyst, auditor, or controller. The online Accounting certificate provides an opportunity to earn an academic credential in less than 1.5 years, which can later be applied to a bachelor's degree.

When combined with an undergraduate degree in business, the credits from this certificate can help you meet the accounting-specific qualifications to sit for the CPA exam.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Applicants must be at least 24 years old (may be waived for military applicants, veterans, and applicants with 24 or more quarter credits of prior college/university coursework)
  • Applicants who do not have any credits eligible for college/university transfer must successfully complete a university-approved examination

School Accreditation Statement

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),