With an accounting degree from Northern, you'll be ready to become a key player helping organizations make the most impact with their resources.

Explore More Degrees

Outer Wrapper

About The Program
School of Business


As a student in our accounting program, 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.


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.

Academics at Northern