Advanced Accounting

Earn a Degree in Accounting, a Profession Poised for Growth

No business can survive without a clear understanding of the bottom line, so it is no surprise that the accounting field was projected to grow 11% from 2014-2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*. With a specialization in advanced accounting, you’ll be poised to help organizations use data to ensure a positive financial footing. In your studies, you will acquire a broad accounting perspective and technical accounting knowledge as you explore the relationships among business activities, economic outcomes, and performance with our unique one-to-one mentoring approach. NCU doctoral professors help develop your understanding of how to scrutinize accounting data, including business transactions and statements related to the assets, liabilities, and operating results of business enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Graduates of the advanced accounting specialization can pursue senior leadership positions in accounting, auditing, or in academia.

The NCU Difference

Northcentral University is committed to providing a premier education for our students, and holds the same regional accreditation as other prestigious American universities (WSCUC**). NCU’s School of Business and Technology Management has a results-oriented approach to online education, delivering rigorous doctoral, master's, bachelor's and graduate certificate programs** to help you develop the business acumen that companies seek. You will learn from our professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, and are experienced professionals in your field of study. Our one-to-one mentoring approach to learning allows you to experience individualized interaction. You'll be learning in a class size of one, so there's no need to worry about dropped classes or waiting lists. NCU’s flexible approach to earning a graduate degree online, includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Our online programs allow you to pursue your degree on your time. At NCU, there are no residency requirements, no need to travel to a physical campus and no entrance exams. You determine your schedule, just as you determine your educational outcome. That’s why NCU’s independent study approach is designed for you, the self-motivated student, who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey.

“I would tell [students who are considering NCU] that it's a very positive learning environment. Be prepared to work hard, to keep on schedule and to not fall behind. If you can persevere, then you should come out on the other side with a great degree and some great experiences.” - Trish Driskill, PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting (2016)

*http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm
**WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PHD-BA 60 20 45 months View Course Catalog
DBA 54 18 39 months View Course Catalog
Post-Master's Cert 18 6 9 months View Course Catalog

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop business knowledge based on a synthesis of current theory
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about theories, applications, and perspectives related to business
  • Evaluate business practices that positively impact society
  • Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
  • Formulate solutions to problems identified in extant business research

Doctor of Business Administration Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate with diverse audiences about practices, solutions, and perspectives related to business;
  • Construct socially responsible and ethic business strategies
  • Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
  • Formulate solutions to practical business problems based on original research

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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