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2017-2018 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

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Core Elective 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

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT 232Intermediate Accounting II

3

BMGT 150International Business Issues Seminar

1

BMGT 203Business Ethics

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Gen Ed Core 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.