All provisions within this catalog are subject to change without notice. If you have questions or comments, please contact


Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Kerry Dolan

This program is offered completely on-line - discuss options with your advisor.

Upon completion of the Accounting Degree program, students will be prepared for employment in general accounting occupations. They will be prepared to work in public, private, or governmental agencies as accounting clerks, accounting technicians, bookkeepers, accounting support personnel, or payroll assistants.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Prepare financial records for a business.
  • Prepare and interpret financial statements of a business while applying generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Understand internal controls necessary in business organizations.
  •  Perform accounting functions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
  •  Use computerized accounting software.
  •  Communicate professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Compute payrolls and prepare basic federal and state payroll tax forms and returns.
  • Prepare basic income tax returns for individuals and businesses using commercial tax preparation software.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees $6,510
Application Fee $30
Books/Supplies $4,621
Total $11,161

Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ACTG 101 Accounting Procedures I **,+ 3
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business + 3
CAPP 131 Basic MS Office + 3
Select one of the following:  
M 105 Contemporary Mathematics **,+ 3
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
Select one of the following:  
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing **,+ 3
ACTG 102 Accounting Procedures II *,+ 3
ACTG 180 Payroll Accounting *,+ 3
CAPP 105 Short Courses: Computer Calc + 1
CAPP 156 MS Excel *,+ 3
Select one of the following:  
M 108 Business Mathematics **,+ 4
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics **,+ 4
Second Year
ACTG 201 Principles of Fin Acct *,+ 3
ACTG 211 Income Tax Fundamentals *,+ 3
BGEN 235 Business Law *,+ 3
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
Electives 3
ACTG 202 Principles of Mang Acct *,+ 3
ACTG 205 Computerized Accounting *,+ 3
ACTG 215 Foundations of Government & Not for Profit Accounting *,+ 3
WRIT 220 Business & Prof Writing *,+ 3
Electives 4
 Total Credits60
Suggested Electives
ACTG 291Special Topics: Accounting *1-3
CAPP 158MS Access *3
CAPP 266Advanced MS Excel Applications *3
CSCI 100Intro to Programming3
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics **4
OR other courses with advisor approval

Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.