Business & Accounting
Area of Study

Business & Accounting

Overview

Students in the Business/Accounting program can choose from a variety of certificates and degrees to meet their educational needs. Choose between entry-level certificates, advanced certificates, associate degrees that will prepare you for the workforce, or associate degrees that will prepare you for a bachelor’s degree.

Business and Accounting careers offer so many options that narrowing it down can be difficult. As you start your education at Northeastern, we’ll listen to you and guide you through the decision process. You don’t have to walk through the door knowing your final destination.

What can Northeastern offer me?

Northeastern Business and Accounting programs offer small class sizes (15-25 students), flexible options (face-to-face, hybrid, online), and personalized advising with a Business/Accounting faculty member.

We offer degrees that you can complete in two years and take straight to the workforce or transfer to a four-year college. We also provide a pathway for students with technical training (welding, automotive, diesel, cosmetology, wind, etc.) to earn a degree in Applied Management.

Which pathway is right for me?

Our programs are flexible and allow you to finish on time if you change your degree or certificate option. Below is a snapshot of the Business/Accounting programs we offer.

 

  Certificate AAS AA
I want to start my own business   X  
I need more training to climb the corporate ladder X X X
I plan to transfer to a four-year university     X
I am an Northeastern athlete   X X
I have an industry certification X X  
I'm returning to work for a 2nd or 3rd career X X  
I'm just trying to get my foot in the door X X  
I plan to be a bookkeeper or accountant X X X
I want to go into business but am undecided on my final destination X X X

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.

In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, these workers will continue to be needed to prepare and examine financial records. In addition, as more companies go public, there will be greater need for public accountants to handle the legally required financial documentation.

The continued globalization of business may lead to increased demand for accounting expertise and services related to international trade and international mergers and acquisitions.

Technological change is expected to affect the role of accountants over the next 10 years. As platforms such as cloud computing become more widespread, some routine accounting tasks may become automated. Although this will allow accountants to become more efficient, this change is not expected to reduce the overall demand for accountants. Instead, with the automation of routine tasks, such as data entry, the advisory and analytical duties of accountants will become more prominent.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Administrative tasks, including facility management and records and information management, will remain important in a wide range of industries.

A continuing focus on the environmental impact and energy efficiency of buildings will keep facility managers in demand. Improving energy efficiency can reduce costs and often is required by regulation. For example, building codes typically ensure that buildings meet environmental standards. Facility managers will be needed to oversee these improvements in a wide range of areas, from heating and air-conditioning systems to roofing. In addition, facility managers will be needed to plan for natural disasters, ensuring that any damage to a building will be minimal and that the organization can get back to work quickly.

“Smart building” technology is expected to affect the work of facility managers over the next decade. This technology will provide facility managers with timely and detailed information, such as equipment failure alerts and reminders to perform maintenance. This information should allow facility managers to complete their work more efficiently.

Records and information managers also are expected to see employment growth. Demand is expected to be particularly strong for those working in “information governance,” which includes the privacy and legal aspects of records management. As cloud computing and mobile devices become more prevalent, records and information managers will have a critical role in helping organizations develop new records and information management practices and in maintaining data security.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $70,500 in May 2018. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for administrative services managers was $96,180 in May 2018

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Business Management Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 45 weeks.

This program will cost $9,427 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.

  1. Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  2. Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  3. Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  4. Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  5. The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Colorado

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Accounting Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.

This program will cost $5,210 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $2,000 of debt.

  1. Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  2. Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  3. Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  4. Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  5. The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Colorado

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Applied Management

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.

This program will cost $7,443 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.

  1. Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  2. Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  3. Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  4. Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  5. The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Colorado

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Business Administration Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.

This program will cost $3,970 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.

  1. Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  2. Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  3. Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  4. Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  5. The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Colorado

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Foundations of Business I

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.

This program will cost $3,970 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.

  1. Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  2. Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  3. Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  4. Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  5. The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Colorado

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Foundations of Business II

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.

This program will cost $5,706 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.

  1. Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  2. Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  3. Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  4. Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  5. The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Colorado

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Accounting I Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.

This program will cost $5,210 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.

  1. Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  2. Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  3. Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  4. Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  5. The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Colorado

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Accounting Clerk II

This program is designed to be completed in 45 weeks.

This program will cost $9,427 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.

  1. Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  2. Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: N/A
  3. Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  4. Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: N/A
  5. The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Colorado

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

High School Articulation Agreements

  • Fleming High School
  • Haxtun High School
  • Pawnee High School
  • Stratton High School

High School of Business Articulation Agreements

  • Haxtun High School
  • Holyoke High School
  • Lone Star High School
  • Merino High School
  • Peetz Plateau High School
  • Wray High School

Colorado Guaranteed Transfer courses.

The Associate of Arts Business (DwD) participates in the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Agreement and is accepted by all public universities and some private universities in the state.

Please contact the Business Department for specific information regarding the Articulation Agreement with your school.