University of Phoenix

AA in Accounting

The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts program with a concentration in Accounting is designed to teach students accounting concepts as well as applied skills. Learn more about the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting program here.

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Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts with a concentration* in Accounting

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants should have graduated from high school. They should have strong quantitative skills and a solid understanding of basic mathematics.

Program Description:

The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting program is designed to teach students how to work with financial statements and cost information and how to apply business strategies and ethics to their accounting duties. Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge by working through real-world scenarios in which they use accounting materials such as ledgers and worksheets. The program is offered on two tracks: students with more than 24 previous college credits begin in Track A, while those on Track B have earned fewer than 24 previous college credits are required to complete the First-Year Sequence.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

The accounting concentration consists of 18 credits. Students also complete up to 42 hours of general education credits; this number may vary depending on the total number of transfer credits earned.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Accounting.

Degree Completion Requirements for an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Accounting:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Accounting courses

  • ACC 220: Survey of Accounting: The Maze of Numbers (3 credits)
  • ACC 225: Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACC 260: Accounting Ethics: Keeping it Clean (3 credits)
  • FIN 200: Introduction to Finance: Harvesting the Money Tree (3 credits)
  • ACC 230: Financial Reporting: Peeking Under the Financial Hood (3 credits)
  • ACC 250: Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)

General education courses

  • Communication Arts (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • COM 150: Effective Essay Writing (3 credits)
      • COM 220: Research Writing (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • COM 155: University Composition and Communication I (3 credits)
      • COM 156: University Composition and Communication II (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • CRT 205: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • HUM 111: Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (6 credits)
  • Science and Technology (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take 3 credits in the physical or biological sciences
    • Track B students must take:
      • SCI 162: Principles of Health and Wellness (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • PSY 201: Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • Additional Liberal Arts (3 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • GEN 105: Skills for Learning in an Information Age (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • US 101: Introduction to University Studies (3 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (9 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • FP 101: Foundations of Personal Finance (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting program have the opportunity to pursue bachelor's degrees in accounting or related subjects. Students who earn a bachelor's degree or higher may be eligible to apply for the Certified Public Accountant credential.

Bachelor's degrees graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's situation. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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