Capella University

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3389

BS - Accounting CPA Pathway

Program Details

A CPA is the most sought-after accounting designation. With this accounting degree program, you’ll start on the path to your CPA while earning a respected, foundational business degree.

This pathway lets you tailor your program to your state’s CPA requirements and offers personalized guidance from Capella’s team of experienced licensure counselors.

To support your goals even after you earn your degree, Capella has partnered with Roger CPA Review to offer its industry-leading CPA exam-prep course at a significant discount.

With your Accounting CPA pathway from Capella, you’ll learn fundamental accounting concepts—budget analysis, investment planning, internal control audits, and more—and gain knowledge in emerging areas that impact the profession today, including accounting ethics, forensic accounting, and international accounting.

Common jobs with an online accounting degree and CPA license include: public, tax or forensic accountant, auditor, tax, financial, or risk manager, consultant, fraud investigator, and escrow officer. Potential workplaces for accountants with a CPA license include: corporations, non-profit, multinational firms, government agencies, accounting firms, banks, and financial service companies.

Furthermore, 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.

Program Overview:

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery Format:
    100% Online
  • Completion Time:
    180
  • Tuition Basis :
    Per Quarter Credit
  • In State Rate:
    $367.00
  • Out of State Rate:
    $367.00
  • Additional Fees :
    $1,800.00
  • Fees Overview :
    • Tuition per lower division credit (1000-2000 level): $340
    • Tuition per upper division credit (3000-3000 level): $394
    • Resource Kit (per quarter): $150

    *Tuition per credit is average, based on 90 lower and 90 upper division credits.

  • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
    $67,860.00
  • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
    $67,860.00
  • International Students Accepted:
    Yes
  • Accelerated Degree:
    Yes

Requirements

Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
  • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

Minimum level of education required:

  • Bachelor’s students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be least 24 years old (may be waived for military applicants, veterans, and those with at least 24 quarter credits of prior college/university coursework)

Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org.
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations.

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Disclosure

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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