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Diploma - Bookkeeping & Payroll Accounting

The Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting program at Herzing University is designed to give students the chance to study organizational techniques and financial recording practices. Read on to find out more about this streamlined program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting program at Herzing University is designed to focus on accounting and data management skills that could be applicable to a number of different business fields. The courses in this program are designed to allow students the chance to study only specialized topics and complete their diploma in a shortened amount of time. This coursework is designed to consist of technical basics like spreadsheets and computer applications, as well as broader business topics like accounting and management. In order to graduate from this program, students will be required to complete a pair of personal and professional development courses. This program could be completed online or at select Herzing University campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Applicants to this program should enjoy working with numbers and have an organizational mind. They should have a talent for remembering and documenting events and expenses. Though requirements may vary, students should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This diploma program is made up of a total of at least 25 credit hours. Of those credit hours, there are 23 devoted to required courses and two credits devoted to personal and professional development courses.

Required Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
AC 107 Accounting I
AC 110 Payroll Accounting
AC 216 Accounting II
BU 106 Introduction to Management
IS 102 Computers and Application Software
IS 160 Spreadsheets
MA 175 Business Math

Personal and Professional Development Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once a student graduates from this Herzing University program, he or she could be able to seek employment in bookkeeping or financial clerking. These positions could involve working with the government, accounting firms, business offices, or financial management companies. Positions available could be entry level or could offer more challenging responsibilities.

Potential career options include but are not limited to:

  • Accounting Technician
  • Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Auditing Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk

Advanced Degrees

Students who graduate from this program could decide that it's beneficial to their personal goals to pursue a higher-level degree. These degrees could offer the student more knowledge in the field of accounting, business, or human resources. If a student wishes to seek managerial or administrative opportunities, a higher-level degree, such as a bachelor's degree, could be required.

Bachelor's degrees graduates could apply for include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Management