Briar Cliff University

Category: Private offering Doctorate | State: IA

About Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all, BCU emphasizes quality education, combining a broad intellectual background with career development. Undergraduate majors are offered in 33 fields of study, and two year Associate Degrees are available in two areas. Briar Cliff also confers the Master of Arts in Management, Master of Arts in Kinesiology and Human Performance, Master of Science in Kinesiology and Human Performance, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees.

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Why you should attend?

BCU is ranked as a Military Friendly school, and participates in all military and Veteran's Administration (VA) education programs. BCU partners with the VA in the Post 9/11 GI Bill - Yellow Ribbon Program at the 100% level for eligible veterans, and grants from 4 to 15 academic credits for military transcripts. BCU offers reduced tuition rates to military members who choose to enroll in BCU's undergraduate online degree completion programs. Our military and veteran students thrive in an environment that supports personal growth and professional promise.


Top Degrees


A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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Other Expenses$4,212$4,212$3,592$3,592