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Accounting and Business Administration, Associate in Science

Curriculum BUS.ACC.AS (U230A06)

(Total Program Credits: 61)

For transfer students with interests in accounting, law, economics, history, economics of government and business, finance, management, marketing, human resource management and business education.

Since four-year schools differ greatly in their requirements, students should select courses from the general education requirements and electives list that will best fit the program of the school to which they intend to transfer.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Accounting and Business Administration) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • assemble the entire accounting cycle by analyzing business transactions, composing journal entries, preparing trial balances, and reporting the results in the financial statements;
  • calculate present and future values of cash flows and annuities by using the time value of the money concept;
  • describe the three most common forms of business organizations in the United States;
  • evaluate financial statements using financial ratios;
  • identify major differences between the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and the National Association of Securities Dealers; and
  • present the three major sources of capital for business operations expansion.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting

4 credits

BUS 141Introduction to Business

3 credits

MAT 124Finite Mathematics #

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

          Minimum grade of "C" or higher is required for MAT 124◊.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 105Managerial Accounting #

3 credits

ECO 102Macroeconomics

3 credits

 

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

OR

MAT 134Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science #

5 credits

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 161Business Law I

3 credits

ECO 103Microeconomics

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17
Recommended Humanities electives: HUM 165, HUM 170, PHL 103, PHL 105.

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 107Microsoft Office in Business Applications

3 credits

OR

CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

 

BUS 149Elementary Statistics

3 credits

OR

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

 

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

Program electives (3-4)

4-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:12-16

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Program Electives: Business Core (3-4)

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 251Intermediate Accounting I #

4 credits

ACC 252Intermediate Accounting II #

4 credits

ACC 266Cost Accounting #

3 credits

BUS 127Principles of Marketing

3 credits

BUS 128Sales Force Management

3 credits

BUS 150Principles of Management

3 credits

BUS 200Introduction to Human Resource Management

3 credits

BUS 212Principles of Finance #

3 credits

BUS 262Business Law II #

3 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

 

Note: BUS 127, BUS 128 and BUS 150 are not part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative. Check with your transfer college or university to see how it transfers.

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                          Subtotal: 37-41

Accounting and Business Administration
courses or other electives toward the
AS degree                                         Subtotal: 19-23

 

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See ACC course descriptions; BUS course descriptions

Chairperson: Dr. William M. Griffin, Ext. 3579