Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s) Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management
Credits Required for Graduation 60
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes


Understand the Numbers Behind the Business

To achieve their financial goals, companies rely on qualified finance professionals to make important economic decisions. The 20-month Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management degree program is designed to prepare you to better leverage assets, manage budgets, achieve financial efficiencies, and maximize investments. With courses ranging from financial reporting and analysis to international finance and investments, this bachelor’s degree program in finance and accounting management provides you the opportunity to develop your analytical and quantitative capabilities—equipping you to pursue a career in the field of finance or accounting.

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business  (AACSB).

This program is designed for students who have completed an associate degree or equivalent credits, and who would like to complete their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. While students can transfer previous credits from any discipline, admission to the program requires successful completion of a course in financial accounting, college algebra, or college-level math, and Introduction to Business.

Formats: The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is also available for students who would like to complete this degree at their own pace. Visit our Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management web page. 

Career Outlook 

Increasing globalization and economic growth are expected to drive demand for accountants and financial professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for accountants and auditors are outstanding, with faster-than-average growth expected over the next ten years. While job opportunities are expected to be favorable overall, individuals with professional certifications, especially certified public accountants (CPAs) or certified financial analysts (CFAs), are likely to enjoy the best opportunities in the finance and accounting field.

Interested in Learning More?

Trying to determine if a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is a good fit for you? View our webinar on the degree.

Learn more about the benefits of the program or watch the Undergraduate Fast-Track webinar.


Required Courses

This program is AACSB Accredited.

Semester 1 (13 s.h.)

ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions–Business and Social Sciences  3 s.h. 
ENG 3108 Lab for ENG 3107 1 s.h.
ACC 2200 Managerial Accounting 3 s.h.
ECN 1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
MGT 2330 Business Law 3 s.h.

Semester 2 (12 s.h.)

FIN 2105 Introduction to Corporate Finance 3 s.h.
MTH 2300 Business Statistics 3 s.h.
ACC 3201 Financial Reporting & Analysis 1 3 s.h.
ACC 3103 Cost Accounting 3 s.h.

Semester 3 (12 s.h.)

FIN 3330 Risk Management and Insurance 3 s.h.
ACC 3202 Financial Reporting & Analysis 2 3 s.h.
PHL 2100 Business Ethics 3 s.h.
FIN 3310 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 s.h.

Semester 4 (12 s.h.)

MGT 2210 Information within the Enterprise 3 s.h.
ACC 4320 Financial Statement Analysis 3 s.h.
FIN 3340 Investments 3 s.h.
ACC 3410 Principles of Taxation 3 s.h.

Semester 5 (11 s.h.)

MGT 4850 Business Strategy 4 s.h.
  Finance or Accounting Elective 3 s.h.
  Finance or Accounting Elective 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.

Required minimum credit hours: 60 s.h.


Elective Options

Choose three of the following courses for electives in semesters 4 and 5.

ACC 4330 Principles of Auditing 3 s.h.
ACC 4410 Advanced Taxation 3 s.h.
ACC 4420 Advanced Accounting 3 s.h.
FIN 4220 Working Capital Management 3 s.h.
FIN 4230 International Finance 3 s.h.
FIN 4240 Personal Financial Planning 3 s.h.
FIN 4250 Real Estate Finance 3 s.h.



Admissions Requirements

Admissions Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants need to have completed an associate degree or 60 semester hours of transferrable college credit. For more information about prerequisite courses, please contact an admissions representative at 1.877.668.7727. We look forward to hearing from you!

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Academic transcript(s): must submit one of the following
    • Official associate degree stating conferral and date
    • Official high school transcript or GED and
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended- must be equal to 80quarter hours (60 semester hours) for transfer credit evaluation
  • Prerequisite coursework: applicants must have completed the following:
    • Financial Accounting I
    • Financial Accounting II
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Dynamics of Business or Introduction to Management
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $31,140.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017-18 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be? 

The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management program is designed for students who desire to work in accounting- and finance-related positions.

Careers to consider include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial specialist
  • Accounting clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Real estate appraiser or assessor
  • Budget analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Claims adjustor/examiner
  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Loan officer
  • Management analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Tax examiner
  • Revenue agent

Program Format

This program is designed for students who have earned an associate degree or the equivalent number of credits (80 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) and are looking to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. The office of admissions will work with applicants to evaluate and accept as many previously completed credits as possible.

On-Campus Format

The Fast-Track 18-month Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management is an on-campus program. On-campus classes meet at a designated time at the Downtown Boston campus on Broad Street. This format allows for face-to-face interaction with instructors and fellow students. Classes are also augmented with online learning through instructor-facilitated lessons and assignments using Northeastern University’s state-of-the-art learning management system.


Classes meet one week night per week and every other Saturday, and participants will complete all coursework with the same group of students.

Additional Benefits

  • After transferring in credits, complete your degree in 18 months
  • Know your six-term course plan when you begin your program
  • Fast-Track program managers register you for all courses and advise you throughout your entire academic program
  • Develop a valuable network of professional contacts
  • Learn from classmates and the various industries and professions they represent

Learning Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain complex financial problems or challenges in diverse business settings and cultures, drawing on current research, theories, practices, tools, and technologies in the field of business.
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Frame and evaluate a financial business problem or challenge in a wider social or global context drawing on theories, tools, and methods from business and other fields of study.
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply financial business knowledge and skills to real-world problems outside the classroom, involving both individual and group effort, in the context of local, national, and international markets.
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify a position and/or an approach to an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental, and economic challenges in your field of study or major on a local, national, or global level.
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate best financial practices and tools to help solve a management problem in the community or workplace.

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