Between today's focus on globalization and an increase in regulations, there's a new complexity to the role of accountant, requiring both deep skills and broad business knowledge in order to succeed. To fully prepare accounting professionals, the online Capella Universityhas launched anAccounting CPA pathway specializationas part of its Bachelor of Science in Business online degree program.

The new pathway provides many of the specialized accounting credits needed to prepare for licensure as a CPA. Capella University is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers.

“Capella’s Accounting CPA pathway includes fundamental accounting concepts, such as budget analysis, investment planning, and internal control audits, plus deep knowledge in emerging areas that impact the profession today, including accounting ethics, forensic accounting, and international accounting,” said Barbara Butts Williams, dean of Business at Capella University’s School of Business and Technology, in a statement. “The program is also designed to help students develop the management, interpersonal, and professional skills required to advance in business—while also earning a significant portion of the credits necessary to sit for the CPA exam. Within the accounting profession, CPA licensure is the gold standard that can open up a wide range of career opportunities, and we want to help prepare our students to take that next step.”

Because the educational requirements for CPA licensure vary from state to state, Capella’s Accounting CPA pathway includes built-in flexibility that enables students to tailor their program to their respective state’s requirements. Students will also have access to personalized help from Capella’s team of licensure support counselors, who help students navigate their state’s educational requirements for the CPA exam.

Additionally, Capella has partnered withRoger CPA Reviewto offer its CPA exam prep course at a significant discount, available to all students and alumni of Capella’s bachelor’s and master’s accounting specializations.

For more information on the accounting CPA pathway, head to Capella's sitehere.