Cory Vitale, DMSB'17, Accounting

The Language of Business

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As your freshman 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. D’Amore-McKim students who concentrate in Accounting 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.

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.

Curriculum Details

Find the full set of Accounting concentration requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Concentrations are taken as a complement to one of the business degree programs offered, including the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business. Upperclassmen: 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