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1/20/2022 3:09:52 PM

Accounting and Business Administration, Associate in Science

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.

(Spring 2022)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting

4

BUS 141Introduction to Business

3

MAT 124Finite Mathematics #

3

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3

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

ECO 102Macroeconomics

3

 

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5

OR

MAT 134Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science #

5

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3

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

ECO 103Microeconomics

3

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3

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
ACC 200Microsoft Excel for Accounting and Business #

3

 

BUS 149Elementary Statistics

3

OR

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4

 

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

ACC 252Intermediate Accounting II #

4

ACC 256Tax Accounting #

3

ACC 257Principles of Auditing #

3

ACC 266Cost Accounting #

3

BUS 127Principles of Marketing

3

BUS 129Personal Finance

3

BUS 150Principles of Management

3

BUS 200Introduction to Human Resource Management

3

BUS 212Principles of Finance #

3

BUS 262Business Law II #

3

BUS 278Business Analytics #

3

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college. Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.)

Note: ACC 251◊, ACC 252◊, ACC 256◊, ACC 266◊, BUS 127◊, BUS 129◊, BUS 150◊, BUS 200◊, BUS 212◊, BUS 262◊, BUS 278 are not part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative. Check with your transfer college or university to see how they transfer.

See Associate in Science Graduation Requirements: /?sc_itemid=%7B14C9AD6A-03EF-4283-8166-37F825DA60CD%7D&sc_mode=preview&sc_lang=en

See ACC course descriptions; BUS course descriptions

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