Associate in Accounting

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If you are hoping to obtain an entry-level position in a corporate accounting or finance department, you could develop the administrative skills and understanding of business accounting processes you need when you enroll in Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Accounting program. Continue reading for more information about this associate's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Accounting program is designed to provide a fundamental education in business practices in addition to introducing students to basic and intermediate accounting principles. Topics addressed in program coursework include accounting software applications, cash flow statements, payroll accounting, liabilities, budgeting, inventory management, and financial reporting processes. Core classes offer study in various business functions such as marketing, production, information technology, and human resources. You will also receive a general education providing studies in psychology, sociology, history, and writing.

What are the Prerequisites?

Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills are important for aspiring students of the Associate in Arts in Accounting program. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

You must earn a total of 90 credits to be eligible for graduation from the Associate in Arts in Accounting program at Strayer University. This credit total consists of 22.5 credits in core courses, 36 in the major area, 22.5 in general education coursework, and nine credits in electives.

Associate in Arts in Accounting Course Requirements

AREA ICORE COMPONENT
ACC 100Accounting I
BUS 100Introduction to Business
CIS 105 Introduction to Information Systems
ENG 115 English Composition
MAT 104Algebra with Applications

AREA IIMAJOR COMPONENT
ACC 115Microcomputer Applications for Accountants
ACC 206Accounting II
ACC 303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 304 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 305 Intermediate Accounting III
ACC 307 Federal Taxation
ACC 350Cost Accounting
LEG 100 Business Law I

AREA IIIGENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT
ENG 215Research and Writing
HUM 111World Cultures I
PSY 100

PSY 105
Psychology of Adjustment
OR
Introduction to Psychology
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
OR
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

AREA IVELECTIVE COMPONENT
Selected in consultation with an academic advisor

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Following completion of Strayer University's Associate in Arts in Accounting program, you could apply for entry-level positions in nearly any type of industry. You could be responsible for handling corporate tax documents, bookkeeping duties, or managing customer accounts. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Junior Accountant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk

Advanced Degrees

If you have a desire to expand your knowledge or prepare for career advancement, then you might pursue a 4-year degree after graduating from the Associate in Arts in Accounting program. In many cases, a bachelor's degree will be required for those seeking supervisory or management positions in the field and might also be a requirement for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. Strayer University offers the following bachelor's degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with an Accounting concentration