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Executive Accounting Degree

Executive Accounting Degree

Available at these Campuses: Chicago Bridgeview

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    Many Fields, Many Possibilities

    One of the greatest things about earning an associate degree in accounting is that you can go on to work in virtually any field. Because every type of business—from banks and hospitals to schools and multinational corporations—can’t function without some kind of accounting department in place, you can carve a career for yourself wherever you wish.

    Many graduates of our executive accounting program go on to work as:

    • Bookkeeper
    • Junior Staff Accountant
    • Payroll Clerk
    • Credit Analyst
    • Accounts Receivable Clerk
    • Accounts Payable Clerk
    • Office Manager

    And the possibilities don’t stop there. Because this program is designed as a two-year associate degree, you also develop skills in other areas of business training. Accounting can get your foot in the door—and from there, it’s up to you to determine what you want your future to look like.

    Flexible Education You Can Count On

    When you earn your Associate in Applied Science Degree in Executive Accounting from Northwestern College, you not only get an education worth having, but you can complete it in as little as two years. Our flexible class times and rotating enrollment mean you can begin your journey right away—or you can take your time to balance work and school by only attending a few days a week.

    Program Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, it is expected that students will be able to:

    • Distinguish and reproduce the fundamental concepts of accounting
    • Demonstrate computer literacy and familiarity with information resources
    • Develop an understanding of taxation and its impact on financial and managerial decisions/li>
    • Differentiate between financial and managerial accounting
    • Apply critical thinking to analyze and assess ethical issues within the accounting profession

    Course Information

    As an accounting student, you will enjoy classes such as:

    Income Taxes for Individuals

    The student is introduced to the fundamentals of federal income tax regulations. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of federal returns for individuals and proprietorships.

    Income Taxes for Businesses

    Income Taxes for Businesses
    The student is introduced to the fundamentals of federal income tax implications and various business investments. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of federal returns for partnerships and corporate environments.

    Executive Accounting Externship

    This course offers students a supervised learning experience outside of the classroom. Students deal with day-to-day accounting assignments and situations, and perform services of value for a participating employer in order to receive academic credit. There is no remuneration for this externship.

    Accreditations and Approvals

    Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 263-0456,

    The Executive Accounting program at Northwestern College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213, (913) 339-9356, This distinction means we are committed to the highest quality education—a distinction we’re honored to pass along to students just like you.

    Northwestern College is approved for veterans training under the G.I. Bill for Veterans Educational Assistance.


  • At Northwestern College, we help our students understand their college costs and how to pay for them.   We also, understand that applying for financial aid can seem a little confusing and overwhelming, and want to make the process of applying for financial aid as easy as possible. That’s why our Financial Assistance Representatives are available to meet with you to help you understand financial aid and help you navigate through the application process.

    Northwestern College participates in several different types of financial aid programs to enable our Financial Assistant Department to offer you the best possible combination of aid awards. We participate in both the Federal Student Aid Programs and Illinois State MAP Program, along with other miscellaneous financial aid programs from various sources (including Veterans Programs).

    Most of our students receive some form of financial assistance. We work hard to help you find the money you need to finance your education, guiding you through the financial aid process and helping you explore different financial aid options. Grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study will assist you in paying for a college education. Read on to learn more about these opportunities.

    Remember, you can always contact the Financial Assistant Department at any time and speak with one of our Financial Assistance Representatives if you have any questions regarding the financial aid process. We look forward to helping you!


    Grants are need-based awards funded by the federal or state government. Grants are funds that do not require repayment. Learn More


    For many students and parents, loans represents an important resource to help finance educational expenses. Northwestern College participates in the federal student loan program which allows students and their parents to borrow money to help meet their educational costs. A loan is a borrowed money that is expected to be paid back with interest. When you take out a student loan, you are making a legal obligation to repay the loan, so carefully consider the amount you borrow. Be a responsible borrower and borrow only what you need. Learn More

    Scholarships/Tuition Discounts

    The internal scholarships and tuition discounts that we offer are sums of money that do not require repayment. Last year, we made more than $4 million in scholarships available to students just like you. See which ones you qualify for.

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