• Business Management: Accounting Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Accounting is often defined as “the language of business” and the means by which the economic story of any company, no matter the size or industry is told, through its financial records and reports.  Financial information is used by business owners and managers to make strategic decisions regarding the direction of their companies.  Therefore, the ability of business owners and managers to “speak” this language is critical to their firms’ success.  

    Graduates of MHCC’s Business Management: Accounting A.A.S. degree program are well prepared for positions as:

    • Accounting manager
    • Full-charge bookkeeper
    • Staff accountant
    • Accounts payable or accounts receivable manager
    • Payroll manager

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate a solid understanding of accounting concepts
    • Prepare a comprehensive set of financial reports
    • Apply experience in computerized commercial accounting package and electronic spreadsheets
    • Process payroll and meet legal reporting requirements
    • Analyze financial statements and use accounting information to promote profitable and efficient business operations

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business
    4
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
    4
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I
    4
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 1, ‡
    4
    16
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals
    4
    BA212 Principles of Accounting II
    3
    BA223 Principles of Marketing
    4
    BT210ZEB Excel - Level II
    1
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    17
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA213 Principles of Accounting III
    4
    BA224 Human Resource Management
    3
    BA228 Computer Accounting Applications
    3
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
    3
    13
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA205 Business Communications
    4
    BA220 Tax Accounting
    3
    BA222 Finance
    3
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
    3
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    16
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA177

    Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements

    3
    BA226 Introduction to Business Law
    4
    BUS286 Career Management
    4
    EC2021 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
    4
    15
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA250 Small Business Management
    4
    BA271 Financial Statement Analysis
    3
    WE280BU_ Cooperative Education Internship3
    2
    Business elective2
    6-7
    15-16
    Total Credits 92-93

    1 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    2Students may select from any business or computer science course (AC, BA, BT, HT, CIS, CS or ISTM) not already included in this curriculum..
    3 Instructor and dean consent is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.