The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.
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Humanities/Fine Arts: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 116, ART 118, ART 283, DRA 111, DRA 126, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210, PHI 210, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212 or REL 221.
Social/Behavioral Sciences: ANT 210, ANT 220, ANT 240, ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252, GEO 111, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, POL 110, POL 120, PSY 118, PSY 150, PSY 239, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 220, SOC 225 or SOC 230.
- Master a fundamental understanding of accounting concepts
- Demonstrate the ability to independently and objectively analyze information and situations to arrive at unique solutions
- Effectively analyze financial data
- Effectively use technology (relevant hardware and software) as required of accounting professionals
- Demonstrate professional skills, behaviors, and conduct commensurate with industry expectations
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Division Chair - Business
$17.18 average salary per hour.
$35,730 average salary per year.
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