The modern accountant must have an appreciation of all aspects of business. Accounting students learn about business by taking courses in accounting, finance, marketing and management. A variety of advanced accounting courses are available including Computerized Accounting, Introduction to Federal Income Taxes, and Managerial Accounting. To prepare for the workplace, students use computer applications in every course and develop their “soft skills” – communicating, collaborating, and teamwork. In addition, career exploration is available through exciting internship opportunities. Many students go on to finish their bachelor degrees while others obtain entry level jobs in their field of interest.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Science in Business Administration- Accounting
The demand for trained accountants has increased substantially with the growth and complexity of business and government. The modern accountant must have an appreciation of all aspects of business organizations as well as technical proficiency in the following accounting matters: maintaining accurate records, preparing and analyzing financial statements. This curriculum has been designed to help prepare the student to be that modern accountant. Manpower projections have typically shown that accountants are among those who are in high demand and well paid.
The Business Administration - Accounting major will produce graduates who:
- Have the skills needed to develop ideas and make decisions based on proper research, analysis, and critical thinking.
- Understand the environment in which businesses operate including the major economic factors, legal requirements, ethical, and social forces.
- Understand the key actions taken to effectively and efficiently utilize company resources to achieve goals.
- Understand the actions taken to acquire and retain customers; produce goods and services; and measure/track financial performance.
- Know how to prepare general-purpose financial statements using the FASB conceptual framework; prepare cost accounting analysis and apply these concepts to make management-level decisions within a company; understand the Federal Tax Code as it pertains to individuals; and, complete all steps in the accounting cycle using different computer software packages.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Conduct research from a variety of sources.
- Demonstrate computer literacy.
Upon the successful completion of the requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Business Administration- Accounting will be awarded.