Dec 01, 2021  
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog

Business - Accounting Concentration, A.A.S.


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Katie Roeher, Business Department Coordinator
aroeher@pierpont.edu

Program Purpose

The A.A.S. Business Degree will provide students with an opportunity to develop job-related skills in the business realm while increasing the awareness of their roles and responsibilities in society through profession. Upon graduation, students will possess the necessary skills to function professionally in today's business environment. Evidence of student mastery is accomplished through either a comprehensive, simulated evaluation or workplace internship.

The program has two areas of concentration, Accounting and Business Management. The program has a core of 15 credit hours of General Education courses, a core of 18 credit hours of Business related courses, and 27 credit hours of specialty courses in the student's area of concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of the Business- Accounting Concentration, the student will be able to,

  • Exhibit mastery of the accounting cycle
  • Exhibit mastery of the ability to analyze financial statements and information
  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting application software
  • Communicate effectively and professionally through physical or virtual presence, writing, speaking, listening and electronic skills

Opportunities

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business are qualified for entry-level positions in business organizations, industrial corporations, government agencies, and independent firms and businesses. Graduates of the Business-Accounting Concentration may find employment in accounting firms, banks, private industry and government service.

Graduates of the Business- Management Concentration are qualified for entry-level positions in business organizations, industrial corporations, government agencies, and independent firms and businesses. The entry-level positions often lead to managerial, supervisory, and directorial career paths. The Business-Management Concentration also prepares currently employed individuals with updated skills needed for career advancement.

Required Courses (60 Hrs)


Model Schedule (60 Hrs)


** Classes only offered in assigned semester

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