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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Kerry Dolan

This program is offered completely on-line - discuss options with your advisor.

Accounting involves the preparation of financial records that are a critical part of efficient and effective business operations. The GFC MSU Accounting program covers a wide range of topics related to the accounting field including a study of general business, individual income tax, payroll, and technology. Upon completion of this program students are prepared to work at public, private, or governmental organizations in a variety of positions including accounting clerk, bookkeeper, payroll technician, and tax preparer.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Prepare and interpret financial records for a business while applying generally accepted accounting principles and industry standards.
  • Identify and explain common internal controls necessary in business organizations.
  • Use computerized accounting software.
  • Communicate professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Compute payrolls and prepare basic federal and state payroll tax forms.
  • Prepare basic income tax returns for individuals and businesses.
  • Analyze the legal, ethical, and practical implications of business decisions.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees $6,900
Application Fee $30
Books/Supplies $2,757
Total $9,686


Fall 2020 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

First Year
ACTG 101 Accounting Procedures I **,+ 3
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business + 3
CAPP 131 Basic MS Office + 3
Select one of the following:
M 105 Contemporary Mathematics **,+ 3
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
Select one of the following:
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing **,+ 3

First Year
ACTG 102 Accounting Procedures II *,**,+ 3
ACTG 180 Payroll Accounting *,**,+ 3
CAPP 156 MS Excel *,+ 3
Electives 6

Second Year
ACTG 201 Principles of Fin Acct *,**,+ 3
ACTG 211 Income Tax Fundamentals *,+ 3
BGEN 235 Business Law *,+ 3
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
Electives 3

Second Year
ACTG 202 Principles of Mang Acct *,**,+ 3
ACTG 205 Computerized Accounting *,+ 3
ACTG 215 Foundations of Government & Not for Profit Accounting *,+ 3
WRIT 220 Business & Prof Writing *,+ 3
Electives 3
Total Credits60


Suggested Electives
ACTG 291Special Topics: Accounting *1-3
ACTG 298Internship *1-6
BGEN 220Business Ethics and Social Responsibility3
CAPP 158MS Access *3
CAPP 266Advanced MS Excel Applications *3
CSCI 100Intro to Programming *3
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics **4
OR other courses with advisor approval


Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.