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Bryant & Stratton College | Accounting

Students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program at Bryant & Stratton College have an opportunity to learn about the principles of accounting, financial analysis, tax accounting, and other relevant topics. Read more about the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Bryant & Stratton College

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Bryant & Stratton College's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program should have strong problem-solving skills and be comfortable with mathematics. Applicants to Bryant & Stratton College Online's program should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Bryant & Stratton's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program is designed to teach students about tax accounting, business principles, financial analysis, the principles of accounting, and cost accounting. General education courses are also required and the curriculum also includes some instruction on business principles. All students are required to complete the internship/capstone experience. Students must develop a marketing plan to complete the course.

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Financial Aid:

Bryant & Stratton College's financial aid advisors are available to help students determine what kind of financial aid they may be eligible for, including federal grants, student loans, and scholarships. Once eligibility is determined, advisors can help students fill out forms and apply for the appropriate forms of aid.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Bryant & Stratton College Online to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program:

Accounting Major

  • ACCT 110: Accounting Principles I
  • ACCT 120: Accounting Principles II
  • ACCT 130: Tax Accounting
  • ACCT 210: Accounting Systems
  • ACCT 220: Financial Analysis
  • ACCT 230: Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 260: Internship / Capstone Experience
  • BUSS 100: Business Principles
  • Major electives

Liberal Art Courses

  • COMM 150: Introduction to Information Literacy and Research
  • COMM 201: Public Speaking and Rhetorical Persuasion
  • ENGL 101: Research and Writing I
  • ENGL 250: Research and Writing II
  • INSM 180: History and Practice of Information Systems
  • MATH 103: Survey of Mathematics
  • NSCI 280 : Ecology
  • PHIL 250: Practices in Analytic Reasoning and Critical Thinking
  • PSYC 101: Principles of Psychology
  • SOSC 102: Principles of Sociology

*Note: Students may be scheduled in pre-college courses based upon their placement evaluation scores and past academic history.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program have the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in the field. A bachelor's degree program in accounting may include courses such as managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, and advanced accounting. Typically, bachelor's degrees in the field also include courses that cover various aspects of business that are applicable to the accounting profession. Some degree programs that graduates might consider pursing include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accountancy

Career Paths:

Students that have finished the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program have an opportunity to compete for entry-level positions in the accounting field. Accounting positions may be offered by large corporations, government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, small businesses, and accounting firms. Job candidates should be able to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Some entry-level positions could include:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Auditing clerk
  • Accounting clerk

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

About Bryant & Stratton College

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor's and associate's degrees and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, business, & graphic design. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit General information can also be found on the College's website at

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