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If you like analyzing numbers, finding solutions to problems and getting organized, the accounting major might be for you. Read more information about this program below!

Why Study Accounting at Northwest

Companies need people who are good with numbers. It's a skill not many people have! Throughout this program, you'll learn the accounting basics including taxation, accounting principles, business finance and more. We offer two track options: public accounting or managerial accounting. More information about these tracks is available at the bottom of this page. 

You may be wondering what makes our accounting program so special. Faculty are true experts and have years of experience in the accounting field. You'll also have the option to get involved with other accounting students by joining groups like the Accounting Society and National Society of Leadership and Success.

Interested in taking the CPA exam? Note that state legislation requires some students to complete a minimum of 150 credit hours before taking the exam. This requirement varies by state. Want to pursue an online program? Check out our online options below.

Did you know? Northwest's managerial accounting major is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Interested in our online program?

Earn your bachelor's degree on a schedule that works for you. Online programs are available in two track options: public accounting or the managerial accounting track.


Managerial Accounting

Make a smart investment in your future with an online Bachelor of Science in accounting–managerial from Northwest. Become an expert at analyzing an organization’s operational metrics and turning data into useful information to assist management in making critical business decisions.

 managerial accounting 4-year plan 

Public Accounting

Become an asset to any organization with the analytical, technical and practical accounting skills you will develop through the Bachelor of Science in accounting–public online from Northwest. This 100% online program is designed to provide a complete understanding of accounting while successfully preparing you for the CPA exam. The pass rate on the CPA exam for Northwest students is about 15% higher than the state average

public accounting 4-year plan 

Career Ready
Public Accounting

“I gained several transferable skills in my time at Northwest. My class work pushed me to be a better problem solver by using analytical reasoning as well as critical thinking.” — Claire Stuedle

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Loan processor
  • Auditor
  • Accountants payable clerk
  • Tax and audit associate
  • Payroll

What Can I Do With a Major in Accounting?

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