This degree program prepares students for entry-level accounting careers such as a junior accountant, payroll accountant, receivables/payables clerk, or bookkeeper. It combines application courses in accounting, computer science, law, and management with liberal arts courses to develop communication and computation skills. With this background, the students will be readily employable and have the skills necessary for further development. Students interested in professional careers in public accounting (CPA) or management accounting (CMA) that require a bachelor's degree are encouraged to refer to the Associate of Science in business administration degree information. The program is available online.
- ENG 1530: English Composition II
- English Electives (college level)
- Social Sciences
- Social Sciences Electives
- Mathematics Electives (college level)
- Mathematics and Sciences Electives
- BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals
- BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting
- BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting
- BUS 2270: Introduction to Taxation
- BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior
- BUS 2590: Advanced Managerial Accounting
- CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I
- BUS 1610: Personal Finance or BUS 2510: Corporate Finance
- BUS 2530: Business Law I or BUS 2540: Business Law II
- BUS 2550: Marketing or BUS 2570: Principles of Management or BUS 2630: Human Resource Management
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of business concepts.
- Identify business problems and make appropriate recommendations using business applications.
- Compile, report, and interpret accounting information.
- Demonstrate competency with a fully integrated computerized accounting software package.
- Demonstrate the use of computer resources to acquire, manage, and present information.
- Communicate accounting information in a way that is useful to the user.
- Explain, describe, and evaluate basics of the American legal system in general and to business law in particular.
- Perform calculations to analyze the importance of an impact on the time value of money.
- Demonstrate an understanding of human behavior in organizations as it relates to topics such as productivity, tardiness, absenteeism, organizational citizenship behavior, turnover, and attitudes such as job satisfaction and job involvement.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the tax implications of business decisions.