Accounting Conc - Gen Studies
Degree: Associate of Arts
Accounting is the process of communicating financial information about a business entity to users such as shareholders and managers. Students are prepared for careers as professional accountants, whether as tax experts, members of management, computer systems specialists or certified public accountants. The academic program includes a significant exposure to courses in business, economics and management and designed to give the student an understanding of the theory of accounting as it is used in our society. An accounting education provides an excellent background for non-business professions, such as law, and is helpful for advancement to top-level management positions. Because of the various areas within accounting, BBA students are given a broad background of accounting classes to provide the basic tools to enter an accounting position. Should a student wish to specialize in a specific area, he or she would need to pursue the Master of Accountancy that allows specializations in audit, taxation or systems.