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Accounting Concentration

Master Accounting and Stay in High Demand

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. Accountants hold senior management positions in private companies in business or industry, public accounting firms, and government agencies. To prepare for an accounting career, D'Amore-McKim students who concentrate in the discipline will 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.


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


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