Program Overview

At Northwood University, individuals may enroll in the Accounting program that will award successful students with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting. Students will explore topics such as cost-cutting initiatives, financial analysis, and profit maximization. Northwood University combines accounting and management courses to ensure students are well-versed in the responsibilities of being both a business advisor and effective accountant. 

This program requires a total of 123 credit hours to graduate. The suggested course schedule for this program has students completing 32 credits their freshman year, 30 during the sophomore year, 31 in their junior year, and 30 credit hours their final year. Some of these courses include Principles of Marketing, Foundations of Modern World I & II, and Philosophy of American Enterprise.

In addition to the accounting-focused courses, students may also have the opportunity to become student members of professional associations such as the Institute of Internal Auditors, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants. 

The careers that may be available to students upon completion of this degree include certified financial manager, certified fraud examiner, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified management accountant, and certified information systems auditor. Some graduates have found positions at KPMG, Deloitte, The Dow Chemical Company, Titan International, Yeo & Yeo, The Rehmann Group, and Walt Disney World.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Northwood University is a private, not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher education, whose main campus is located in Midland, Michigan. In 1959, Arthur E. Turner and R. Gary Stauffer founded Northwood University, then known as Northwood Institute. The school first opened with 100 students in a 19th century mansion in Alma, Michigan. Turner and Stauffer implemented what they called “The Northwood Idea” into their schooling; integrating the lessons of the American free-enterprise society into the classrooms that promoted higher learning.

    The whole of Northwood University’s academics are focused around business-centered learning, awarding associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Currently Northwood offers an Master's of Business Administration degree completely online.

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