As your first year draws to a close, you’ll take an important professional step and declare a concentration in at least one of our principal fields of business. If you choose a concentration in accounting, you’ll develop a foundation in financial reporting, managerial accounting, and intermediate accounting. You can explore more specialized studies in strategic cost analysis, auditing and other assurance services, income tax planning, and accounting information systems with additional elective courses.

A dynamic profession, accounting requires people to possess sound technical knowledge, critical thinking skills, superior communication and interpersonal skills. Accountants hold senior management positions in private companies in business or industry, public accounting firms, and government agencies.

Curriculum Details

Find the full set of Accounting concentration requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Concentrations complement the business degree programs offered, the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business

Upper-level students: Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.

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

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

Programs Offering this Concentration

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

D’Amore-McKim’s flagship undergraduate program, the BS in Business Administration can be completed in either four or five years depending on which co-op plan you choose.

Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work across national cultures and differing business practices by immersing yourself in transformative global experiences.

UNDERGRADUATE COMBINED MAJORS

Get your business degree while obtaining a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including statistics and research, social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition, and personality.

Students can complete business major requirements while also focusing on the conceptual and practical computer science skills that will enable them to contribute to ensuring the reliability and security of cyberspace.