Accounting and Finance at a glance
North Central’s Accounting and Finance major will prepare you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. You’ll also enhance your analytical and quantitative skills so you can leverage assets, manage budgets, achieve financial efficiencies, and maximize investments. With courses ranging from financial reporting and analysis to international business and macroeconomics, you’ll be equipped to pursue a career in the field of finance or accounting. The Accounting and Finance major is a perfect fit if you’re considering a finance major or an accounting major.
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- An overview of the program
- Classes you’ll take
- Exciting jobs you can get after graduation
Interested in earning your degree in Accounting and Finance at NCU?
What sets us apart
Our graduates succeed in a variety of jobs and careers in the fields of accounting and finance, including:
- Financial manager
- Personal financial advisor
- Financial analyst
- Loan officer
- Compliance officer
- Operations research analyst
- Tax manager
- Investment banker
Our unique location in the heart of Minneapolis means our students have opportunities to intern at a variety of significant companies. You could intern at:
- Ameriprise Financial
- Best Buy
- Caribou Coffee
- General Mills
- HMN Financial
- Piper Jaffray
- United Bancorp
Minors & supporting programs
We want you to be well-rounded and well-prepared when you graduate, so you’ll have the opportunity to choose a minor or supporting program so you can explore another area of interest. Here are some possibilities:
- Business Administration
- Intercultural Studies
- International Development
- Leadership Development
- Urban Studies
See the full list of minors and supporting programs.
Jennifer Ozerkov '20
Coon Rapids, MN
"As a current student I believe that the staff and faculty are the greatest influences of the success I will have outside of this campus. Their passion, their drive, and their care have pushed me past what I thought I was capable of to become greater than I ever thought I could be. My journey at North Central is only the beginning."
Madison Montgomery '18
Ham Lake, MN
"This program has constantly been giving me opportunities to step out of my comfort zone by pushing me to network with companies and other accountants to prepare me for my career."
All students must complete the General Education Core and Christian Studies Core. General electives may be added or an optional minor may be selected. You need 124 total credit hours to complete the Accounting & Finance degree.
Meet the dean
Liechty Hall, Off 105
Dean of the College of Business and Technology; Professor
Bill has been teaching at North Central since 2008. He graduated from Purdue University with intentions to be the next Bob Woodward of business journalism. The Lord redirected his journey, leading him to Washington DC, where he became an executive of a multi-million dollar international nonprofit. He later relocated to the Midwest to be closer to family and transitioned into executive leadership for a $35 billion finance company.
What are your areas of expertise?
Business Strategy and Marketing, with a concentration in organizational development and marketing analytics. Because God calls us to be stewards of his creation, we are all, therefore, called to be strategists. Impact is significantly increased when an organization can properly align their internal capabilities and resources with an understanding of what their specific market is demanding.
What do you love about teaching at North Central?
North Central fosters the opportunity to engage with students on relevant knowledge, Christian character, and professional skills unlike any other university. I thrive on mentoring students to discover God’s will for their future and then preparing them to lead organizations that innovate, grow, and deliver world-class results.
What are your favorite classes to teach?
One of my favorite classes to teach is Introduction to Business, a place for most students’ introduction to the subject matter.