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, automation, 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.
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|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 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 136,400 openings for accountants and auditors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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, overall employment of administrative services and facilities managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 31,900 openings for administrative services and facilities managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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 $77,250 in May 2021. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for administrative services managers was $100,170 in May 2021. The median annual wage for facilities managers was $97,930 in May 2021.
Business Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Critically evaluate the legal, social, and ethical issues that may arise in a business environment.
- Identify and evaluate diverse stakeholder perspectives.
- Present a position based upon the analysis of context as it relates to an issue.
- Take a comprehensive approach to drawing conclusions based on assumptions, context, data, and evidence.
- Demonstrate mastery of how contexts effects subject matter by incorporating relevant content as support for a written argument.
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.