Accounting Major - Bachelor of Science
The accounting major is designed to prepare students for careers as professional certified public accountants, corporate controllers, financial officers, internal auditors, governmental accountants, or accountants in charitable organizations. The degree is granted upon completion of 136 credits as specified in the catalog (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses).
What will I study?
As an accounting major, you will study broad areas of accounting such as the accounting information system, financial statements, the accounting cycle, corporate accounting, present value techniques, long-term debt, investments, financial statement analysis, managerial accounting principles and systems, the techniques and methods of job order costing, standards, ethics, and legal responsibilities of an auditor.
Many accounting classes take a case study approach that involves a less-structured classroom environment that utilizes small groups and discussion. The approach is interactive, requiring students to take responsibility for investigating aspects of the case. Accounting students are regularly exposed to interesting resources, literature and accountants in the field. The department keeps up with current trends and advancements in accounting while maintaining its roots in more traditional areas, allowing for a well-rounded education.
What makes Northwestern College a great place to study Accounting?
Accounting Major – 150 Credit Rule
The State of Minnesota requires the completion of 150 credits to be licensed as CPA. A 150-credit major is not required. One option would be to complete 18 additional credits at NWC. It is suggested that FIN3225 Investments and FIN3226 Money and Banking be included in these 18 additional credits.
Note: WCE=Written Communication Emphasis; OCE=Oral Communication Emphasis. See the catalog for explanation and prerequisites.
What interesting classes might I take?
What can I do with this major?