NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s online bachelor’s program in accounting has been ranked as the number two accounting program in the country, according to the website onlineu.org.
The site is the second one to rank Northwestern State’s online accounting program as the number two program in the U.S. In May, the accounting program was recognized by nonprofitcollegesonline.com as the second ranked program in the country.
The program moved up 12 spots in this year’s rankings. NSU’s accounting program was the least expensive ranked program with tuition of less than $5,000 annually.
“We are pleased to receive further affirmation of the quality of our accounting program,” said Coordinator of Accounting Dr. Nat Briscoe. “This ranking shows our students are well prepared to enter the workforce after earning their degree. It also shows we provide an outstanding education at a low cost which reduces the financial burden on students.”
Briscoe said the program is designed for those students who want a strong education in accounting specific areas as well as a general education in all areas of business. The program requires a minimum of 120 credits for completion. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program prepares diverse career paths by offering courses in financial and managerial accounting, cost accounting, tax, audit, accounting information systems and governmental accounting.
The accounting program is part of NSU’s School of Business which is internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, (AACSBI), which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 20 percent of the business schools in the world achieve AACSBI accreditation and it is the hallmark of excellence in business education.
Instruction is provided by terminally degreed faculty with significant business experience. Northwestern State offers all requirements necessary to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam.