Accounting Concentration

More Than Numbers Accounting is a dynamic profession that requires people to possess sound technical knowledge, critical thinking skills, superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively.

Roopali Shreedhar, DMSB'17"For my first co-op, I dealt with pricing securities and evaluating variances for engagement teams at KPMG. I was communicating directly with audit managers and partners, which introduced me to the auditing field and sparked my initial interest."— Roopali Shreedhar, BSBA'17

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Corey Vitale, BSBA'17"When I started taking upper-level accounting classes, professors encouraged us to share our co-op experiences as they related to the material, which granted us a much stronger collective intelligence." — Cory Vitale, BSBA'17

Master Accounting and Stay in High Demand

A concentration in accounting aims to prepare the graduate for entry into public accounting or private industry in a highly valued career. Accountants hold senior management positions in private companies in business or industry, public accounting firms, and government agencies.

To prepare for an accounting career, students take courses in financial reporting, managerial accounting, and intermediate accounting, with additional elective courses available for more specialized studies in strategic cost analysis, auditing and other assurance services, income tax planning, and accounting information systems. Students wishing to sit for the CPA exam may combine the BSBA with a concentration in accounting with the Master of Science in Accounting (five-year BSBA/MSA program).


Curriculum Details

Find the full set of program requirements for our BSBA/Accounting and BSIB/Accounting degrees, including sample plans of study and co-op requirements, in Northeastern's 2016-17 Course Catalog. Upperclassmen: You should consult previous catalogs and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.

Required Accounting Concentration Courses Credits
ACCT 3401 — Financial Reporting and Analysis 1 4
ACCT 4501 — Financial Reporting and Analysis 2 4
Complete 8 Credits in Accounting Electives Credits
ACCT 3403 — Accounting Information Systems 4
ACCT 3416 — Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making 4
ACCT 4412 — Auditing and Other Assurance Services 4
ACCT 4414 — Income Tax Determination and Planning 4