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2016-2017 College Catalog

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Accounting - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

Application Code 271

For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.

This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in accounting. The predominant emphasis in this program is the development of fundamental principles, conceptual abilities, and skills in accounting and business and on examination and licensure requirements in the State of Maryland. Accounting is an active field in the region and nationwide, with employment opportunities in public accounting, industry, government, and non-profits. Students who have basic mathematics abilities and are able to analyze situations would find this program appropriate. Transfer arrangements with some private (Mount Saint Mary’s University) and public Maryland institutions exist.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I

3

BMGT-100Introduction to Business and Organization

3

CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3

ECON-101Principles of Economics (Macro)

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT-112Principles of Accounting II

3

ECON-102Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

MATH-138Statistics

4

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT-231Intermediate Accounting I

3

BMGT-151Business Law I

3

BMGT-175Business Communications

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-Science Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT-232Intermediate Accounting II

3

BMGT-150International Business Issues Seminar

1

BMGT-203Business Ethics

3

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Evaluate accounting transactions, applying accounting concepts and principles, to determine appropriate valuation for recording and reporting purposes. Using this assessment, perform each step in the accounting cycle.
  2. 2. Examine financial statements to evaluate the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of a business organization using applicable vocabulary and analytical skills.
  3. 3. Demonstrate the ability to organize, process, and report relevant managerial accounting information for use in planning and decision-making.
  4. 4. Analyze ethical business practices.