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Program Overview





The Associate of Applied Business Degree in Accounting prepares an individual for a variety of positions in both the public and private sectors. The successful accountant prepares, analyzes and verifies current financial information, and then makes informed decisions based on that information.  


Career Possibilities

Accountants are in the midst of a business’s activities and see all phases of a company’s operations. They are often called upon by company officers to answer difficult questions and deal with every department at all levels.


Characteristically, to be successful in the accounting profession, accountants must be curious, possess analytical and mathematical ability, and enjoy working with figures. They should be able to interpret facts and figures and be able to make judgments based on this knowledge. Accountants should be able to concentrate for long periods of time. They must be able to work well not only with computers and business systems but also with people. Accountants should have high standards of integrity. Career possibilities include but are not limited to:


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  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Business Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Fiscal Analyst
  • Long-range Financial Planner


Every company has a different accounting system, however, once the basics of accounting have been mastered, accounting graduates have the ability to fit in almost anywhere in an organization and have a good foundation for a promising career. 


Program Outcomes

1. Perform accounting duties at various accounting firms and organizations.

2. Record business transactions and prepare financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations:

  • Prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and small corporations;
  • Maintain payroll records and file necessary quarterly tax returns;
  • Have a basic understanding of audits of financial statements using Generally Accepted Auditing Standards;
  • Use accounting software package for maintaining accounting records;
  • Record business transactions and prepare financial statements for a manufacturing business.



Transfer Agreements

Transfer and articulation agreements establish pathways for Belmont College graduates to complete an associate degree and then transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree seamlessly. Articulation agreements with Kent State University, Tuscarawas Campus located in New Philadelphia, Ohio, provide pathways to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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