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Overview

This program can be paired with additional coursework to meet the minimum CPA educational requirements for those possessing an approved bachelor's degree and meeting all other CPA exam requirements. In addition, the certificate provides non-accounting managers with a solid foundation in accounting practices relative to new legislation that requires executives to be responsible for the financial statements and internal controls of their organizations.

Curriculum

General Requirements

Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Accounting General Requirements

Prerequisites

ACC 2100 - Financial Accounting 
3.00 
ACC 2200 - Managerial Accounting 
3.00 
FIN 2105 - Introduction to Corporate Finance 
3.00 
 

Required Courses

ACC 3103 - Cost Accounting 
3.00 
ACC 3201 - Financial Reporting and Analysis 1 
3.00 
ACC 3202 - Financial Reporting and Analysis 2 
3.00 
ACC 3410 - Principles of Taxation 
3.00 
ACC 4320 - Financial Statement Analysis 
3.00 
ACC 4330 - Principles of Auditing 
3.00 
ACC 4410 - Advanced Taxation 
3.00 
ACC 4420 - Advanced Accounting 
3.00 
MGT 2330 - Business Law 
3.00 
PHL 2100 - Business Ethics 
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

    Fall, Spring, Summer
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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