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Forbes Advisor ranks NU among best online accounting programs

October 23, 2023

Forbes Advisor has ranked Northwood among the 10 best programs for online accounting degrees.

“Northwood has a longstanding reputation as a destination for students interested in building the foundation for a successful accounting career,” stated Dr. Kristin Stehouwer, provost and academic vice president. “Being included among Forbes Advisor’s top online accounting programs is an honor that not only reflects the dedication and hard work of our faculty and students, but also the relevance of our degree.”

Forbes Advisor is a trusted destination for unbiased personal finance advice, news and reviews, dedicated to making smart financial decisions simple. It ranks Northwood among the top colleges in the nation for best online accounting degree programs because Northwood excels in the following areas: Student outcomes, student experience, affordability, credibility and application process.

“The business world increasingly demands accountants have more than a firm grasp of the numbers. You must also be able to think critically and lead, which is precisely why Northwood’s curriculum blends traditional accounting and management courses,” stated Accounting Department Chair Kevin Jajo, CPA, MST.

As a university solely focused on business, Northwood helps students get a head start on their accounting career by immersing them in accounting courses from day one — not in year two, as often happens at other colleges and universities. For those who want to move quickly on to graduate school, Northwood’s four-year bachelor to master’s track allows students to earn two degrees within four years.

This is something Forbes Advisor views as a plus.

“Bachelor’s degree-holders can pursue entry-level accounting roles, but if you plan to pursue graduate studies to meet CPA requirements, make sure to research schools with strong master’s programs,” according to Forbes Advisor. “Institutions with both undergraduate and graduate accounting programs often make the transfer from bachelor’s to master’s programs smooth for their students.”

If you’re interested in exploring an accounting career, Northwood admissions specialists can guide you on a path toward earning your undergraduate or graduate degrees. Visit for more information.

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