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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Associate in Science in Business Administration

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

The Accounting Associate in Science in Business Administration degree program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of accounting support positions. The degree provides students with a strong accounting foundation, including expertise in accounting-computer applications found in most accounting firms and accounting departments of businesses. The coursework also exposes students to a variety of general education courses designed to strengthen the overall educational experience of the accounting student. The Cooperative Field Experience and related courses give students industry experience and focuses on career development and workplace issues.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in accounting support or as assistants in large corporations, bookkeepers in small business, or client representatives in CPA firms. Accounting support personnel help businesses organize and report their financial information in departments such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and sales.

Helpful Hints:

Students interested in a career as a certified public accountant should choose the Business Administration Transfer degree program, since a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required for the CPA licensure exam.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Accounting Program are prepared to:

  • Apply accounting principles which relate to accounting support functions;
  • Articulate the role accounting serves in business and use knowledge acquired in the program to demonstrate proficiency in the application of accounting principles which relate to accounting support functions;
  • Use industry-standard computer software to record, analyze and report accounting information;
  • Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of appropriate technology in the gathering and presentation of information;
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze information, integrate knowledge and problem solve using appropriate reasoning strategies;
  • Demonstrate a grasp of the complexities of ethical issues in business and in particular the practice of accounting;
  • Comprehend the rapid change taking place in the business environment and demonstrate an ability to engage in ongoing professional development.

Total Credits: 61-62

♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Note: Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.


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