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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management degree program is designed to align your skills with the evolving professions in the field of accounting and finance. Our AACSB–accredited curriculum integrates finance, accounting, technology, globalization, sustainability, and the impact of new forms of regulation with an experiential learning experience in the financial and accounting industries. You will understand the language of financial markets and will discuss best practices of financial and nonfinancial transparency and disclosure. 
 
Competitive businesses are constantly looking for new talent able to enhance and control their performance. The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management degree program will develop your understanding of how to prepare and interpret financial statements, create and manage budgets, measure and disclosure important metrics and information, leverage assets, and maximize investments. With learning opportunities ranging from integrated reporting and analysis to international finance and investments, this bachelor’s degree program in finance and accounting management will develop your analytical capabilities—equipping you to pursue a career in the field of finance or accounting.


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Accreditation Description

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Curriculum

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

54 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 
3.00 
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103 
1.00 
 

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1107 - College Writing 2 
3.00 
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107 
1.00 
ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences 
3.00 
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107 
1.00 
 

Introductory Course Work 

MGT 1100 - Introduction to Business 
3.00 
MGT 2310 - Organizational Behavior 
3.00 
 

Mathematics

MTH 1100 - College Algebra 
3.00 
MTH 2300 - Business Statistics 
3.00 
 

Economics and Marketing 

ECN 1100 - Principles of Microeconomics 
3.00 
ECN 1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
3.00 
MKT 2100 - Principles of Marketing 
3.00 
 

Ethics and Law 

MGT 2330 - Business Law 
3.00 
PHL 2100 - Business Ethics 
3.00 
 

Accounting and Finance

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

Information Management and Technology

Choose one of the following: 

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications 
3.00 
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools 
3.00 
 

and 

MGT 2210 - Information within the Enterprise 
3.00 
 

Major Courses

28 semester hours required

Accounting and Analysis

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 
 

Finance

FIN 3310 - Financial Institutions and Markets 
3.00 
FIN 3330 - Risk Management and Insurance 
3.00 
FIN 3340 - Investments 
3.00 
Capstone

MGT 4850 - Business Strategy 
4.00 
 

Major Elective Courses

9 semester hours required 

Complete 9 semester hours from the following:

ACC, FIN (4000 level)

Electives

Complete a minimum of 29 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

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 over the next ten years. 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.

What can you do with your degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management program is designed for students who desire to work in accounting- and finance-related positions. Careers to consider include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial specialist
  • Accounting clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Real estate appraiser or assessor
  • Budget analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Claims adjustor/examiner
  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Loan officer
  • Management analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Tax examiner
  • Revenue agent

Industry-Aligned Faculty

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

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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