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Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management — Online

Finish your bachelor’s degree in the Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management and accelerate your finance and accounting career by gaining the skills you need and applying your academic coursework in real-world projects.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Overview

With an eye on the bottom line, competitive businesses are always looking for talented workers with the tools to enhance and control their performance. The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management bachelor's degree completion program will align your skills with the demands of employers, integrating finance, accounting, technology, globalization, sustainability, and the impact of new forms of regulation with an experiential learning experience in the financial and accounting industries. You’ll examine how companies in different sectors choose goals and strategies, improving your analytical skills with learning opportunities that range from integrated reporting and analysis to international finance and investments. As you explore issues such as long-term planning, corporate social responsibility, and diversification, you’ll learn how to prepare and interpret financial statements, create and manage budgets, measure and report important metrics and information, leverage assets, and maximize investments. You’ll also gain insight on multiple business disciplines—including marketing, organizational behavior, operations, and management information systems—equipping you to pursue a career in the field of finance or accounting.

This is an online program.


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Accreditation Description

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

For International Students

Summer 2020 intake term is available for international students matriculating into this program. View application deadlines...

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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$71,550

Mean salary of accountants and auditors

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

5%

Projected growth for business and financial operations occupations between 2019 and 2029.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

54 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following courses with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Introductory Course Work 

3.00
3.00
 

Mathematics

3.00
3.00
 

Economics and Marketing 

3.00
3.00
3.00
 

Ethics and Law 

3.00
3.00
 

Accounting and Finance

3.00
3.00
3.00
 

Information Management and Technology

Choose one of the following: 

3.00
3.00
 

Choose one of the following: 

3.00
3.00
 

Major Courses

28 semester hours required

Accounting and Analysis

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
 

Finance

3.00
3.00
3.00

Capstone

4.00
 

Major Elective Courses/Optional Concentration

Complete one of the following options to reach 120 semester hours.

Major Electives

Complete 9 semester hours from the following and an additional 29 general elective semester hours to reach 120 semester hours. 

Complete 9 semester hours from the following: ACC, FIN (4000 level)

or

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Note: Please consult with your advisor.
Complete the 15 semester hours listed below and an additional 23 general elective semester hours to reach 120 semester hours. Courses from the major may not double count in the concentration.

Required Courses

Complete the following four courses:

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Elective Courses

Complete one of the following elective courses:

3.00
3.00
3.00

Follow our leaders

Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.

"We build on the role of Finance and Accounting in contributing to inclusive prosperity for global communities. In fact, people don’t often think about the impact of accounting rules and financial systems underlying our economy. Without clear performance frameworks, markets cannot be efficient. Practitioners in accounting and finance can thrive in their career and have a profound impact on business and society." - Dr. Monica Borgida, Faculty Lead 

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"Choosing Northeastern to complete my bachelor's degree was the best decision I have made in my life so far. The flexibility of the online option has allowed me to embrace being able to work and go to school. My professors are so passionate about what they teach, which can be hard to find sometimes in online classes. I love how involved everyone is. This program has helped me in my line of work. I've found a lot of what I learn can be applied directly to my actual job. I'm so proud to be a part of this school, it really has changed my life."

Jacquelyn Collins Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management, 2019

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Are ready to engage with the world and push the boundaries of education? If so, take the next step.

Prior Learning Assessment/Transfer Credits

Northeastern knows it's experience that makes the difference. It’s why we work with applicants to determine how we can turn their prior classroom learning and work experience into transfer credit – up to 60 credits. Here are a couple of transfer credit opportunities for students entering the BS in Finance and Accounting Management:

  • Accredited Institutions—Students can transfer previously earned credits (up to 60 credits) from a regionally accredited institution such as a community college.
  • Beijing College of Finance and Commerce – Receive up to 50 credits toward the BS in Finance at Accounting Management at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies for your Diploma in International Finance from the Beijing College of Finance and Commerce.

Learn more about these and other transfer credit for CPS bachelor’s completion programs

Prior Learning Assessments

Some courses in this program offer transfer credit for students’ experience through prior learning assessments and professional certifications.  View the full list of eligible certifications and transfer credits.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Entry Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester

Fall 2021 Deadlines if Transferring Credit Deadline
August 12, 2021September 9, 2021
September 29, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadlines if not Transferring Credit Deadline
September 2, 2021September 9, 2021
October 20, 2021October 27, 2021

Student Body Profile

Increasing globalization and economic growth are expected to drive demand for accountants and financial professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job prospects for accountants and auditors are outstanding, with faster-than-average growth expected over the next ten years. While job opportunities are expected to be favorable overall, individuals with professional certifications, especially certified public accountants (CPAs), certified management accountants (CMAs), or certified financial analysts (CFAs), are likely to enjoy the best opportunities in the finance and accounting field.

Impressive Numbers

  • A degree in accounting is ranked #1, in terms of in-demand degrees, according to Forbes, 2016.
  • 632,400 new business and financial jobs will be added by 2024 according to BLS, 2015. This is much faster job growth than other occupations.

What can you do with your degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management program is designed for students who desire to work in accounting- and finance-related positions. Careers to consider include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial specialist
  • Accounting clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Real estate appraiser or assessor
  • Budget analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Claims adjustor/examiner
  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Loan officer
  • Management analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Tax examiner
  • Revenue agent

Career Opportunities and Services

Overview

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From Our Students

"This program has helped me in my line of work. I've found a lot of what I learn can be applied directly to my actual job. I'm so proud to be a part of this school, it really has changed my life." - Jacquelyn Collins

Did You Know?

Many of our admitted students receive scholarships worth up to $10,000.

Did You Know?

The median annual wage for financial managers was $127K+ in May 2018. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

From Our Students

“I knew if I was going to remain competitive in my career, I needed to complete my undergraduate degree.” — Bachelor's Completion Graduate

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What scholarship opportunities are available for bachelor’s completion students in the BS in Finance and Accounting Management program?

Scholarships up to $10,000 are available for students in the BS in Finance and Accounting Management program. These include:

  • Professional Advancement Scholarship (average award $6,000 - $10,000)
  • Dean’s “Break Through” Scholarship (up to $10,000)
  • Community College Scholarship (up to $5,000)

Learn more about these and other scholarship opportunities