NCCU and Wake Tech Partner to Provide Gateway for Careers in Accounting

Posted September 10, 2021, 8:57AM

North Carolina Central University School of Business and Wake Technical Community College are coming together to offer a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Students who earn an associate degree in accounting and finance at Wake Tech may now transfer those credits to NCCU and complete the Bachelor of Science in accounting in just two years.

“This partnership demonstrates our strong commitment to providing a seamless pathway to a four-year degree for students interested in an accounting career,” said Raghavan Iyengar, Ph.D., chair of the Accounting Program in the NCCU School of Business. “We have a great relationship with Wake Tech and its accounting program, and feel privileged to be able to extend collegiate accounting instruction to students interested in continuing their education at NCCU.”

The campuses have created an articulation agreement that assures smooth transfer of credits between the two campuses. Students who complete the associate degree program at Wake Tech will have more than 50 transferable hours when entering the NCCU School of Business accounting program.

This agreement will go into effect immediately and include students completing the Wake Tech associate degree program in Accounting and Finance in fall 2021.

“This is another example where students will be able to ladder forward their practical education from Wake Tech into further degree opportunities and additional opportunities for career advancement,” said Wake Tech President Scott Ralls, Ph.D.

Students at NCCU’s School of Business receive industry-ready training to position them for accounting careers at a variety of levels. After earning a bachelor’s, many students seeking an accounting career will go on to earn a master’s degree or sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam.

“This partnership between our campuses will ensure students are able to receive the best of two institutions dedicated to their scholastic and career-development needs,” said Anthony Nelson, Ph.D., dean of the NCCU School of Business. “We look forward to more opportunities to create enrollment pipelines of this kind that allow students to more easily obtain a four-year degree.”

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