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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning
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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Adult Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program

Available blended only

Minor Available

125 credits

125 credits

required for program

Available blended only

Minor Available

Learn conceptual knowledge of accounting and develop specialized skills in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and information systems while learning to integrate a Christian perspective into the business setting. You will learn about taxation, auditing, non-profit, and governmental accounting. This program prepares you to serve in careers as corporate controllers, financial officers, internal auditors, governmental accountants, or accountants in charitable organizations.


of Northwestern’s adult undergraduates felt professionally prepared by their education

Why study accounting at Northwestern?

Many classes utilize case studies to highlight real-world application of business principles. At Northwestern, our small classes enable faculty to personally engage with you and pass on insights to thrive in a business environment, prepare for graduate programs, and serve the Lord in any profession.

If you have strong numerical, math, and organizational skills, desire to learn and apply practical business knowledge to help businesses, nonprofits, and other entities operate more effectively, using God's resources wisely and with integrity, and are interested in a career that offers the flexibility to work in any industry, this might be the right degree for you.

What will you learn?

You will analyze data, develop critical thinking skills, and learn to communicate effectively.

Some classes include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Finance
  • Income Taxation
  • Auditing

Accounting major 150 credit rule: This program meets the education requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. The State of Minnesota requires the completion of 150 credits to be “licensed” as a CPA; however, a 150-credit major is not required.

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As a CPA with over 30 years’ experience in the Accounting field, I am excited that there are opportunities for students in the Adult Undergraduate program to continue their education. Having an accounting degree is critical to promotion opportunities within the field. The program is excellent in connecting education to relevant job-related experiences. It provides opportunities to grow in skills that can be applied to the job and open doors for the next promotion. It is unique in also tying in the critical role of faith and ministry application within the Accounting field. I would highly recommend this program!
Twila Jensen
Adjunct Instructor

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