University of Phoenix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Apollo Education Group, Inc.
) has partnered with
) to incorporate the latter's QuickBooks Online software in its
accounting degree program. On completion of the course, students
will be QuickBooks certified through Intuit.
The University of Phoenix School of Business will include
QuickBooks Online in its Accounting courses ACC/290 and ACC/291
(Principles of Accounting I and II). These accounting programs are
compulsory for all accounting students at the University of Phoenix
School of Business.
QuickBooks Online is a popular solution widely used by accounting
professionals across the world. The inclusion of QuickBooks Online
in accounting programs will improve the employability of the
students by bridging the gap between education and business.
Apollo Education has always focused on connecting students to
careers of their choice by offering innovative and effective
education programs that produce concrete results. These programs
ensure that students can adapt easily to the new workforce demands,
technological innovations and economic, political and competitive
Apollo Education has been focusing on corporate and community
college partnerships to educate the workforce. Apollo has
established nearly 3,000 corporate relationships with some major
Fortune 500 companies. The company is working directly with
organizations such as
), CBS and the American Red Cross, among many others. Student
retention/persistence within this channel is significantly higher
than the traditional channels.
Apollo Education is consistently enhancing and expanding its
services and investing in academic quality to improve student
experience and outcomes. The company plans to offer 400 new
programs in 2014 in most promising areas of business, education, IT
and healthcare. Also, the University to Phoenix is creating
professional education offerings (non-degree programs) with 45 new
certificate programs in 2014.
Apollo Education carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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