School of Business
School of Business

Accounting (Online Associate's Program): Associate of Applied Science Degree
(Kentucky and Wisconsin residents will receive an Associate of Science Degree)
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Objectives

The program exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level accounting. Students will be exposed to a variety of skills used to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Students are introduced to a variety of accounting topics, including posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation and general accounting principles and practices.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level accounting and bookkeeping positions.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the students use in the distance education courses in any program that is taught online over the Internet. The student equipment includes, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software, Internet service and e-mail account (Student Equipment). In order to assist students whose access to their Student Equipment is disrupted, the school will, from time to time in its discretion, make available certain computers, associated peripheral equipment and Internet access at the school for use by those students.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional requirements.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 20 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

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Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Program Total 93.0
General Education Courses
EN1320 Composition I+ 4.5
ES2550 Microeconomics+ 4.5
ES2560 Macroeconomics+ 4.5
HU1440 Rhetoric in Contemporary Culture+ 4.5
MA1210 College Mathematics I+ 4.5
Subtotal 22.5
Core Courses
AC1220 Accounting Principles I+ 4.5
AC1320 Accounting Principles II+ 4.5
AC1420 Financial Accounting+ 4.5
AC2520 Tax Preparation+ 4.5
AC2620 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting+ 4.5
AC2720 Cost Accounting+ 4.5
AC2799 Accounting Capstone Project+ 4.5
BU1110 Introduction to Business+ 4.5
BU1410 Management Information Systems+ 4.5
BU2620 Fundamentals of Business Communications+ 4.5
FN2640 Fundamentals of Finance+ 4.5
MG1350 Fundamentals of Supervision+ 4.5
Subtotal 54.0
General Studies Courses
GS1140 Problem Solving Theory+ 4.5
GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 4.5
GS2520 Professional Communications+ 4.5
GS2747 Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 3.0
Subtotal 16.5

+In this program, this course is a distance education course that is taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

 
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