With Northern's accounting major - available both online and on campus - you'll be ready to become a key player helping organizations make the most impact with their resources.

Format: Online or On Campus


As a student in our accounting major, offered online or on campus, you’ll develop the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to manage financial transactions and prepare financial reports, and use those reports to make good real-world business decisions. Our caring, supportive faculty and comprehensive coursework will build your skills so you're prepared to apply for professional certification and sit for these exams:

  • Certified Bookkeeper (CB)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Northern’s Accounting Club offers opportunities for professional networking, industry knowledge and charitable work to extend the impact of your education into the community.


From NSU to CPA

Attending Northern will lead you directly to your CPA exam! If you earn your accounting degree at Northern, then complete our new master’s degree in accounting analytics, you'll be thoroughly prepared to sit for the exam. Conveniently, both the bachelor's and master's programs are available online and on campus.

One college, five years - that's all it takes to enter your dream career. Enroll today!



You’ll find career opportunities in a variety of fields, including private industry accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, financial analysis and bookkeeping.  

For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.



Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, blue letters beneath an orange pyramid


The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. 



Northern's accounting program supports career readiness through internships that give you a chance to apply your skills in the workplace and gain real-world experience in a variety of fields, such as auditing and taxation, banking and finance, and management.


Northern students have interned with public accounting and private industry firms as well as government agencies.  As an intern, you also can earn academic credit towards completion of your degree.


Our School of Business shares internship opportunities through postings and on-campus presentations and interviews.



Business Scholarships

NSU Scholarships



Accounting (BS) Course Requirements and Student Learning Outcomes

Accounting Minor Course Requirements


Plans of Study

Accounting (BS) Plan of Study

Accounting BS + MS (4+1) Plan of Study