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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Kerry Dolan

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$6,380
Application Fee$30

Fall 2016 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
First Year
ACTG 101Accounting Procedures I **,+3
BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3
M 108Business Mathematics **,+4
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
Term Credits16
ACTG 102Accounting Procedures II *,+3
ACTG 180Payroll Accounting *,+3
CAPP 156MS Excel *,+3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
Select one of the following:  
M 105Contemporary Mathematics **,+3
M 121College Algebra **,+3
Term Credits15
Second Year
ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct *,+3
ACTG 205Computerized Accounting *,+3
CAPP 158MS Access *,+3
Electives 4
Term Credits13
ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct *,+3
ACTG 211Income Tax Fundamentals *,+3
BGEN 235Business Law *,+3
CAPP 105Short Courses: Computer Calc *,+1
CAPP 154MS Word *,+3
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing **,+3
Term Credits16
Total Credits60
Suggested Electives
BMGT 210Sml Business Entrepreneurship *3
BMGT 215Human Resource Management *3
BMGT 235Management *3
BMGT 277Principles of Strategic Mgmt *3
BMKT 225Marketing *3
BMKT 240Advertising *3
BMKT 242Intro to Global Markets3
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
PHL 110Introduction to Ethics3
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology3
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.