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Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Director: Kerry Dolan
Students can complete this program in multiple options, including face to face, distance/hybrid, and full or part time.
Accounting involves the preparation of financial records that are a critical part of efficient and effective business operations. The GFC MSU Accounting program covers a wide range of topics related to the accounting field including a study of general business, individual income tax, payroll, and technology. Upon completion of this program students are prepared to work at public, private, or governmental organizations in a variety of positions including accounting clerk, bookkeeper, payroll technician, and tax preparer.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Prepare and interpret financial records for a business while applying generally accepted accounting principles and industry standards.
- Identify and explain common internal controls necessary in business organizations.
- Use computerized accounting software.
- Communicate professionally, both orally and in writing.
- Compute payrolls and prepare basic federal and state payroll tax forms.
- Prepare basic income tax returns for individuals and businesses.
- Analyze the legal, ethical, and practical implications of business decisions.
Estimated Resident Program Cost*
|Tuition and Fees||$7,064|
Fall 2022 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums may 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.
|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 156||MS Excel *,+||3|
|ACTG 201||Principles of Financial Accounting *,**,+||3|
|ACTG 211||Income Tax Fundamentals *,+||3|
|BGEN 235||Business Law *,+||3|
|COMX 115||Introduction to Interpersonal Communication +||3|
|ACTG 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting *,+||3|
|ACTG 205||Computerized Accounting *,+||3|
|ACTG 215||Foundations of Government & Not for Profit Accounting *,+||3|
|WRIT 220||Business and Professional Writing *,+||3|
These courses are highly recommended in addition to standard accounting curriculum.
|ACTG 291||Special Topics: Accounting *||1-3|
|ACTG 298||Internship *||1-6|
|BGEN 220||Business Ethics and Social Responsibility||3|
|CAPP 158||MS Access *||3|
|CAPP 266||Advanced MS Excel Applications *||3|
|CSCI 100||Introduction to Programming *||3|
|ECNS 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECNS 202||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|STAT 216||Introduction 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.