Accredited Online University Northcentral University Further Strengthens its Offering of Degree Programs Online with Recent Re-Design of MBA Degree Program

August 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Prescott, Arizona August 12, 2006 — Northcentral University (NCU) (, a top accredited online University and leading provider of degree programs online, recently announced changes to the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree program designed to increase the knowledge, skills and marketability of future NCU graduates. Northcentral University, a 100% online regionally accredited University, offers the MBA degree program with a choice of 17 career-relevant specializations including homeland security, international business, public administration, electronic commerce and management of engineering and technology.

According to Bob Branch, chair of the School of Business and Technology Management, “The newly designed MBA program is launching in August, 2006 and will feature strengthened core curricula and increased emphasis on real-world competencies needed by MBA graduates seeking to advance their careers in the global marketplace.”

Seeking to prepare NCU Learners for the challenges of the 21st century and as with all degree programs online offered by NCU, the MBA program ( offers many features and benefits. The program offers strengthened core curricula with an emphasis on knowledge needed for world-class performance in business, government and not-for-profits. Learners in the MBA degree program gain fundamental skills in finance, marketing, statistics, economics and organizational leadership. Those enrolled in top accredited online university NCU’s MBA program gain in-depth knowledge of both traditional disciplines and highly sought-after specializations. Learners can choose a specialization to fit their personal and professional interests from a selection of 17 highly-focused disciplines within the MBA program. Course selections include topics such as supply chain management, e-commerce marketing, economics and the modern manager, and international marketing.

In addition to its regional accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges, NCU is a member of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a candidate for accreditation. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence.

Northcentral University offers an ideal academic environment for busy professionals through its degree programs online. Learners can complete the MBA degree program online from the convenience of their home or office or while on the road. There is no campus residency requirement, thus eliminating those related expenses. NCU is the only 100% online regionally accredited university to offer a real-world MBA program in 36 credits: 6 fundamental courses and 6 specialized courses. Learners may be able to transfer up to six graduate credits from other accredited institutions. The design of accredited online University NCU’s MBA program saves Learners in pursuit of the MBA degree substantial time and money. Faculty Mentors, professionals in their disciplines and devoted to online education, offer one-on-one guidance for every Learner to ensure success.

“More than 340 Learners from around the world are currently completing MBA requirements and taking advantage of NCU’s approach to online learning”, commented Dr. Claudia Santin, Provost of Northcentral University. “We expect the newly designed MBA curricula to be attractive to business professionals seeking a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Graduates need the knowledge and tools to lead change and embrace innovation in forward-thinking global businesses, and an MBA degree from NCU provides Learners with what is needed to succeed.”

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About Northcentral University

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Prescott, Arizona USA, Northcentral University (NCU) ( is a private, 100% online institution serving adult Learners worldwide. Learners seeking higher education from a premier university experience the convenience of 100% online distance learning and NCU’s flexible term format designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. NCU focuses on customizing academic programs to each Learner’s personal and professional interests, and NCU Faculty Mentors provide one-on-one guidance to ensure academic success.

NCU offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and technology management, education, and psychology and is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, Illinois.