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Business Management: Accounting
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Harry DeWolf: 503-491-6025 Room AC2685

Business Management: Accounting
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A two year accounting degree is a great place to get started in the job market and gain some work experience especially if you don't have the time or the money to get a four year business degree. Graduates of MHCC's Business Management: Accounting AAS Degree Program are well prepared for accounting placement exams. Graduates compete for positions as:

  • Accounting manager
  • Full-charge bookkeeper
  • Staff accountant
  • Accounts payable manager, etc.

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

  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of accounting concepts
  • Apply experience in computerized commercial accounting package and electronic spreadsheets
  • Process payroll, meeting all the needs of the employer and the legal reporting requirements
  • Analyze financial statements and use accounting information to assist management in becoming more profitable and efficient
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing ; or
CIS120 Concepts in Computing I and CIS120L
Concepts in Computing Lab I
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations 3
WR121 English Composition 4
Third Quarter (Spring)
BA212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BA213 Principles of Accounting III 4
BA228 Computer Accounting Applications 3
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace2 3
  Business elective2 3-4
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
BA203 Introduction to International Business 4
BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
BA220 Tax Accounting 3
BA222 Finance 3
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
BA177 Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements
BA226 Introduction to Business Law 4
BT210ZQA Quickbooks for the Workplace 1
EC201 Principles of Economics I (Micro) 4
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
BA215 Cost Accounting I 3
BA250 Small Business Management 4
BA271 Financial Statement Analysis 3
WE280BU_ Cooperative Education Internship 3 2
  Business elective2 3-4
 Total Credits 91-93

1 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2 Business electives may be selected from any business course (AC, BA or BT) not already included in this curriculum.
3Students may use any combination of WE280BUA or WE280BUB to total two credits. 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, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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