Accounting Major (Online)

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.

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About The Program
School of Business

Accounting Major (Online)

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!



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




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 the NSU Career Center.


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.

Contact Information 

For more information about this degree, offered online or on campus, contact Jennifer Bengs or call 605-626-7725. Or, contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or



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