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The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting program is designed provide students with an introduction to accounting principles and responsibilities combined with a broad liberal arts education. You can learn more about the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting program here.
The University of Phoenix online Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting program could help you develop a basic understanding of accounting tasks, financial concepts and financial reporting. Students have the opportunity to use and create accounting ledgers, worksheets, balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. Topics addressed in the area of concentration curriculum include the role of business accountants, accounting regulations and ethics, business financing techniques, accounting software, and debit and credit rules. Required courses and electives are taken in the areas of communication arts, mathematics, social sciences, physical sciences and humanities.
You should have experience or be interested in working with numbers, preferably in a corporate or business setting. Previous courses in finance or those designed to develop analytical and quantitative skills are helpful, but not required. Applicants to University of Phoenix's programs should have a high school diploma or GED.
Once enrolled in the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting program, you will be required to complete 60 credits to earn this degree. This requirement includes 18 credits in the area of concentration. Courses are taken in complementary pairs or blocks and are nine weeks in length. Two tracks are available in this program. Track A is designed for students entering the program with 24 or more transfer credits, while Track B is for those with less than 24 transfer credits. Track B students follow the University of Phoenix First-Year Sequence.
Accounting concentration courses
Graduates of the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting program at University of Phoenix could qualify for entry-level positions in corporate accounting or finance departments. Some companies might prefer a 4-year degree for those seeking to advance in the field. In these cases, graduates could pursue a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Other programs available include a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting or a concentration in Finance.
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