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B.S. Accounting, Managerial Accounting
B.S. Accounting, Managerial Accounting

B.S. Accounting, Managerial Accounting

  • ID:NMS10001
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Freshman admission for international students is evaluated on an individual basis. Admission is offered to those students who possess academic qualifications equivalent to those required for domestic first-time freshmen. Consideration is given to the courses taken and grades received in secondary school, as well as to results of school leaving examinations and certificates. The integrity of the student’s native educational system is respected in regard to the university entrance requirements in the native country; students not eligible for university admission in their native country will not likely be granted admission to Northwest.

  • For comparison purposes, admission requirements for domestic first-time freshmen must include the following:

    • A minimum high school grade point average of 2.00 or “C” average and;

    • A college-preparatory curriculum in secondary school, including courses in mathematics, science, language and social studies.

English Requirements

  • Students entering Northwest are required to have a reading, writing, and conversational knowledge of the English language. If the student's native language is not English, he or she must submit a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). Undergraduates should have a minimum score of 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a 5.5 on the Academic IELTS or a 44 on the PTE Academic. 

  • English proficiency scores must be less than two years old at the time the student starts classes. Additional options used to verify English Proficiency include C1 Advanced, Duolingo, EIKEN, GTEC, iTEP, SAKAE SEPT, and TOEIC. The Northwest website may be referenced for score requirements.

Course Information

Accounting majors at Northwest have the choice of two accounting tracks, one for students who wish to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and the other for students wishing to work in managerial accounting. The courses offer the highest quality education to prepare students for employment in public accounting, managerial accounting, financial services and corporate finance.

Depending on the state in which students reside, legislation has made it mandatory for students to complete a minimum of 150 credit hours prior to taking the CPA exam. Most states, including Missouri, have passed this legislation, known as the 150-hour requirement. At Northwest, however, students are not required to complete 150 credit hours to obtain an accounting degree.

Northwest recognizes that public accounting isn’t for all students and therefore you may tailor classes toward your own interests through the private industry track as an alternative. Many accountants have chosen careers outside public accounting (income tax, auditing and management services), which prove to be extremely successful, rewarding and satisfying. However, students interested in public accounting, you are encouraged to fulfill the 150-hour requirement.

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First Year

  • First Semester Second Semester

  • 10-111 Composition I 3 10-112 Composition II 3

  • 33-155/156 The United States to 1877/since 1877 3 52-150 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

  • 17-114 General Statistics 3 17-116 Mathematical Modeling 3

  • 44-130 Computers and Information Technology 3 34-102 Intro to American Government and Politics 3

  • 29-102 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 Life Science & Lab 4

  • 77-101 University Seminar 1

  • Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16

Second Year

  • First Semester Second Semester

  • 51-201 Accounting I 3 51-202 Accounting II 3

  • 54-313 Principles of Management 3 Fine Arts Choice 3

  • 52-151 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Humanities Choice 2 3

  • Physical Science & Lab 4 54-315 Operations Management 3

  • Humanities Choice 1 3 55-330 Principles of Marketing 3

  • Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15

Third Year

  • First Semester Second Semester

  • 51-301 Cost Accounting 3 51-402 Advanced Cost Accounting 3

  • 51-306 Intermediate Accounting I 3 51-307 Intermediate Accounting II 3

  • 53-311 Business Law I 3 53-324 Fundamentals of Business Finance 3

  • 10-220 Introduction to Literature 3 44-317 Management Information Systems 3

  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Choice 3 54-310 Managerial Communication 3

  • Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15

Fourth Year

  • First Semester Second Semester

  • 55-438 International Business 3 51-304 Business Taxation 3

  • 51-403 Advanced Accounting 3 51-308 Accounting Information Systems 3

  • 51-404 Auditing 3 Electives 3

  • 53-327 Intermediate Financial Management 3 54-417 Org. Policy and Decision Making 3

  • Approved Elective 3 Prerequisite: All Com Prof Comp courses

  • Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

More than 97% of the accounting graduates have either found employment or continued their education within six months of graduation. Below is a list of job titles:

  • Tax Accountant

  • Accounting/Pricing Specialist

  • Risk Assurance Associate

  • Accountant

  • Publisher

  • Assistant Auditor

  • Staff Accountant

  • Loan Processor

  • Staff Accountant          

  • Tax & Audit Associate

  • Account Liaison

  • Accountants Payable Clerk

  • Auditor

  • Office Claims Adjuster

  • Mutual Fund Specialist

  • Procurement

  • Payroll

  • Consultant

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