Diploma of Business Administration

Accounting

Diploma of Business Administration, Accounting

Accounting is best defined as the systematic recording, reporting and analysis of financial transactions. Students who select accounting as their major generally show a talent for analyzing financial information, developing financial and investment planning strategies, verifying financial documents, and managing costs and assets. All organizations need these skills to ensure proper financial management.

Courses cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Preparation and interpretation of financial statements
  • Concepts and procedures for bonds, leases, pensions, income taxes and owners’ equity
  • Techniques for database design and information systems auditing
  • Concepts related to business and individual taxation

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

  • Auditor/internal auditor
  • Assistant controller/ controller
  • Budgetary control analyst
  • Certified public accountant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Claims adjuster/examiner
  • Cost accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Industrial accountant
  • Inventory control specialist
  • Managerial accountant
  • Payroll manager
  • Treasury management specialist

Diploma Requirements

(60 Credits)

Areas of Study

General Education (18 Credits)

  • English Composition
  • Speech
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Core Courses (15 Credits)

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Management
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Computer and Internet Literacy
  • Computerized Accounting Applications

Major Courses (24 Credits)

  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Communications in the Workforce
  • Business Law I
  • Database Management for the Office
  • Income Tax I
  • Income Tax II

Business Elective (3 Credits)

  • To be approved by the Academic Advisor

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