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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (AS)


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As of July 1, 2013, South University no longer accepts applications for entrance into the Associate of Science in Accounting prgram offered online or on ground.

The Associate of Science in Accounting degree program is designed to provide students with the appropriate background, knowledge, and skills they need to seek entry-level employment in the field of accounting and bookkeeping. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment in such diverse sectors as business, health, government, education, manufacturing, and social services. To acquire the broad based flexibility to enter these areas, students have the opportunity to learn the accounting cycle, accounting procedures for merchandising, and the basics of cost accounting. In addition, they can learn how to work with balance sheets, income statements, and statements of changes in financial position and how to prepare a statement of cash flow. The program is designed to provide a strong academic foundation in order to give graduates the opportunity to seek entry into the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of how culture, society, ethics, law, politics, technology, and economic principles impact the actions and decisions of accounting professionals.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use accounting procedures for entry-level financial and cost accounting.
  • Students will prepare a balance sheet, an income statement, and a statement of cash flow from financial accounting procedures and internal decision-making reports from cost accounting procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use accounting software in organizational operations.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, their understanding of and solutions for common accounting problems.
  • Students will demonstrate proficient use of information technology in an accounting environment.
  • Students will demonstrate effective teamwork skills in an accounting environment.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to apply quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to analyze accounting problems.

Associate of Science in Accounting: 92 Credits


Area I General Education Requirements: 40 Credits


Professional Development


Basic Communications


Mathematics and Statistics (choose one)


Natural Sciences (choose one)


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Area II Foundation Requirements: 16 Credits


Note(s):


South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

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