This degree program prepares students for entry level accounting careers such as 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 in Science in business administration degree information.
Program is available online .
Minimum program credit hours: 60
- Degree Option
- Associate in Applied Science Degree
- Hegis Code
- Curriculum Code
||18 credit hours
|ENG 1530: English Composition II||3
|English Electives (college level)||3
|Social Sciences Electives||6
|Mathematics Electives (college level)||3
|Mathematics and Sciences Electives||3
At least 2 credits must be SUNY Liberal Arts & Sciences specific.
- To maximize student success, it is strongly recommended that ENG 1530 be taken before registering for 2000-level business courses.
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 and impact of 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.