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Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Northwest University
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Bachelor's degree
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Kirkland
English
29 August 2022
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

About this program

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

The major in Accounting is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the areas of Accounting in the public and private sectors. Like other majors in the College of Business, students take a series of core courses in the fundamentals of economics, accounting, management, marketing and finance. Students then balance the rest of their major with advanced courses in accounting. The curriculum provides an educational experience for leadership positions in the business and professional world, and in various business ministries within the church-related, service-oriented institutions. The Christian value system and perspective, particularly as it relates to the modern business environment, will be integrated throughout the academic program.

Admission requirements

The following information is specific to the traditional undergraduate programs of the University. Admissions to the College of Adult and Professional Studies, Oregon extension, Online Programs, or Graduate Programs are detailed in their respective section of this catalog or student handbooks.

International Students

International applicants must complete the same admissions process as other freshman or transfer students.

English Testing Requirement

Citizens of approved countries with English as an official language and/or the language of academic instruction are exempt from the TOEFL and IELTS. A current list of approved countries is maintained by the Center for English Language Education.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Core Curriculum Requirements

Bible and Theology

  • The Christian Scriptures
  • Work of God, Work of Humanity
  • How to read the Bible
  • Foundations of Christian Faith

Written and Verbal Communications

  • Composition I: Expository Writing
  • Composition II: Rhetoric and Research Writing
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Humanities

  • Any literature course 3 credits
  • Any history course 3 credits
  • 3 credits from: Art, Bible, Drama, English, History, Language, Music or Theology

Social Sciences

  • Minimum 2 courses from the following:
    • Business Administration, Communication, Economics, Education, Geography, Health & Fitness, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, or User Experience Design

Science and Mathematics

  • College-level Mathematics
  • Science course with Lab

Formation and Calling

  • Life Calling
  • Gospel and Culture

Professional Readiness

Two Core Curriculum elective credits are required to be Career Readiness credits. These credits can be earned by taking a combination of Career Readiness Courses and introductory internship and/or job shadowing experiences. 

  • This two-credit requirement is waived for students who transfer 60 or more credits to NU
  • Students with 47-59 transfer credits are required to take one Career Readiness credit

Core Electives

Select any college-level courses

Lower-Level General Business Courses:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Communication

Upper-Level General Business Core Courses:

  • Finance
  • Organization and Management Theory
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing Theory
  • International Business
  • Business Law
  • Business Capstone: Policy and Ethics

Accounting Major Course Requirements:

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Business Internship (Accounting)
  • Accounting Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Total Tuition fee : $33,500

Qualification

Credits: 125 semester

Academic Awards: Bachelor of Arts

Graduates with a degree in Accounting are able to:

  1. Apply business concepts and theories to solve business challenges.
  2. Write a realistic entrepreneurial business plan.
  3. Explain how economic, political, legal and financial environments affect international business operations.
  4. Evaluate ethical dilemmas and other issues in business from a Christian faith perspective.
  5. Analyze the components of an audit plan.
  6. Interpret financial statements and related disclosures employing GAPP principles.
  7. Develop a career strategy in the Accounting field.

Career paths

U.S. News identifies the Accounting field as the #3 "Best Business job" because of its low unemployment (4.2% in 2014), solid growth forecast (13.1%) and robust earning potential ($63,550 median salary in 2014). Some of the positions that a degree in Accounting can open up for you include:

  • Public Accountant / Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Consultant
  • Management Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Government Auditor

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Northwest University

Northwest University was founded on October 1, 1934. We are a Christian co-educational institution accredited at the highest institutional level nationally and regionally. We awards associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 70 programs. Northwest University is a Christian...


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Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE
98003 Kirkland Washington
United States of America

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