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Overview

The program is well-suited for those who are interested in improving their accounting skills for a current management or bookkeeping position or for those who are seeking an entry-level position in the accounting field.

Students enrolled in the BS Finance and Accounting degree are not eligible for this certificate.

Curriculum

General Requirements

Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting General Requirements

Prerequisite

MTH 1100 - College Algebra 
3.00 
 

Required courses

ACC 2100 - Financial Accounting 
3.00 
ACC 2200 - Managerial Accounting 
3.00 
ACC 3103 - Cost Accounting 
3.00 
ACC 3201 - Financial Reporting and Analysis 1 
3.00 
ACC 3202 - Financial Reporting and Analysis 2 
3.00 
FIN 2105 - Introduction to Corporate Finance 
3.00 
 

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

Increasing globalization and economic growth are expected to drive demand for accountants and financial professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job prospects for accountants and auditors are outstanding, with faster-than-average growth expected from 2016 to 2026. While job opportunities are expected to be favorable overall, individuals with professional certifications, especially certified public accountants (CPAs), certified management accountants (CMAs), or certified financial analysts (CFAs), are likely to enjoy the best opportunities in the finance and accounting field.

Impressive Numbers

  • A degree in accounting is ranked #1, in terms of in-demand degrees, according to Forbes, 2016.
  • 632,400 new business and financial jobs will be added by 2024 according to BLS, 2015. This is much faster job growth than other occupations.

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Admissions

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid