Grantham University, founded in 1951, is one of the oldest, private, postsecondary, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States. Grantham continues to be a leader in the field of distance education, especially for the military. As the world becomes more technology-driven, working adults who wish to keep pace with new technology require a dependable and flexible way to obtain the specialized knowledge and training needed to compete in today’s workforce. Grantham offers this education in a way that is convenient for and accessible to those who cannot pursue higher education in a traditional manner.
In today’s business world, there is a growing need for accounting careers. A number of highly-publicized cases of accounting fraud, most notably the Enron scandal, have heightened the awareness of ethical practices in business and have led to the creation of new government regulations. This increased attention has spurred companies to recognize the importance of strong, honest, reliable accounting practices and to take the necessary steps to ensure that they are meeting or exceeding industry standards.
Grantham University’s Accounting program provides a broad exposure to the theories, principles, and practices increasingly needed accounting professionals. The accounting curriculum offers a solid foundation in business administration, management, economics, and organizational behavior. At the completion of the program, the student has an opportunity to effectively apply the skills learned in audit, tax, information systems, and general financial areas to a final auditing project offered in the capstone course.