NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 27, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Accounting (BS)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus, Online

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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the appropriate accounting and auditing standards to financial information and financial statements. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Analyze financial data and tax rules in order to prepare tax returns for individuals and businesses. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry & Analysis)
  • Identify and analyze data needed to create reports for managerial decisions. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking skills to research an accounting situation and provide proper accounting treatment. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Apply ethical dimension(s) to accounting situations. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)

Exit Requirements for Business Majors

In addition to Northern State University graduation requirements, baccalaureate business majors must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work in the School of Business at Northern State University. Acceptance of course work completed at other colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Dean.
  • Take School of Business exit exam

Coursework Required

Students majoring in accounting must also complete business core courses and meet School of Business exit requirements.

Recommendation for General Education Goal #5 (MATH 114):

It is recommended that MATH 114  or higher be taken to fulfill GE Goal #5.

General Education Requirements - Baccalaureate (30 credits)

Please see General Education & Degree Requirements  for specific information about each SGR.

SGR #1 - 6 credits

SGR #4 - 6 credits in two disciplines

SGR #6 - 6 credits

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits

Human Values (3 credits)

Additional Course (3 credits)

  • Course with MATH prefix above the level of College Algebra* OR
  • Third course in Natural Sciences OR
  • 3 credits
  • NOTE: MATH 103 , MATH 104 , and MATH 115  are considered to be at the same level as College Algebra and therefore may not be used to satisfy this requirement.


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