Accounting (A.A.S.) - Business Academy

Common core requirements
Course no. Course title Common core category Credits
EN-101 English Composition I I.A 3
EN-102 English Composition II I.A 3
MA-260
or
MA-128*
Pre-calculus and Elements of Calculus for Business Students or
Calculus for Technical for Business Students*
I.B 4
Laboratory Science I.C 3-4
Social Sciences or History elective or Speech Communication (SP-211) II.A/II.B/II.D 3
ECON-101 or
ECON-102
Introduction to Macroeconomics
or
Introduction to Microeconomics
II.D 3
Subtotal 19-20
Major requirements
BU-101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BU-102 Principles of Accounting II 4
BU-103 Intermediate Accounting I 4
BU-104 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BU-110 Cost Accounting 4
BU-108 Income Taxation 3
BU-111 Computer Applications in Accounting 3
BU-201 Business Organization and Management 3
BU-203 Principles of Statistics 3
BU-301** Business Law I** 3
CIS-101 (formerly BU-500) Introduction to Microcomputer Applications 3
BU-701** Principles of Finance** 3
Subtotal 40
Additional major requirements
One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): choose from BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; or PH-112. 0-1
Subtotal 0-1

Total credits required

60

*For students planning to transfer to an accounting program at a four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that they complete a calculus course prior to transfer. Students may substitute MA-441 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I). Students should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer regarding the course that will satisfy this requirement.

**Sections of this course denoted as “WI” may be taken to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement; two (2) writing-intensive classes are required for the associate degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.A.S. Degree in Accounting - Catalog Year 2016-17

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

BU 201 Business Organization and Management

3

None

BU 101 Principles of Accounting I

4

None

CIS 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

3

None

Social Sciences or History or SP 211 Speech Communication

(Flexible Core 2 A, B, D, or E)

3

Pre-req. for SP 211: completion of remedial speech if required

Pre-req. for SS course: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Pre- or co-requisite for HIST courses: ENGL 101

Total credits for the term

16

Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

MA 260* Pre-calculus and Elements of Calculus for Business Students or MA 128* Calculus for Technical for Business Students*

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

4

Pre-req. for MA 128 or MA 260: MA 119 and 121 or MA 114, with C or better, or placement on the CUNY math placement exam

BU 102 Principles of Accounting II

4

Pre-req.: BU 101 with grade of C- or better

BU 301 Business Law

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

ECON 101 Intro. to Macroeconomics OR ECON 102 Intro to Microeconomics

(Flexible Core 2..D. Individual and Society)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

17

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

BU 103 Intermediate Accounting I

4

Pre-req.: BU 102 with C or better

BU 111 Computer Applications in Accounting

3

Pre-req.: CIS 101 and BU 101, both with C or better

BU 203 Principles of Statistics

3

Pre-req.: MA 114 or 119 or 321

BU 108 Income Taxation

3

Pre-req.: BU 102


Total credits for the term

13

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

BU 104 Intermediate Accounting II

3

Pre-req. for BU 104: BU 103

Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences – Select one course

3-4

Check individual courses for pre-and co-requisites

Science Laboratory course (Students who take a 4 credit course for 1.C. have met this requirement.)

0-1

Co-requisite: 3-credit Science course in 1.C.

BU 110 Cost Accounting

4

Pre-req.: BU 102 with C or better

BU 701 Principles of Finance

3

Pre-req.: ECON 101 or 102

Total credits for the term

14

Total credits required for the A.A.S. in Accounting

60

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. *For students planning to transfer to an accounting program at a four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that they complete a calculus course prior to transfer. Students may substitute MA-441 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I). Students should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer regarding the course that will satisfy this requirement. NOTE: students who do not place in MA 128 or MA 260 will need to take the pre-requisite course(s), which will add 4 credits to the total credits required, to 64.
  3. Students in AAS programs must complete one course from two to three of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.).
  4. Students in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  5. Indicate if any courses are only offered in the fall or spring terms

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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Accounting - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in accounting
  2. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives
  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
  4. Analyze and evaluate business transactions and summarize for internal and external financial reporting
  5. Explain and proficiently apply accounting guidelines and practices and regulatory procedures
  6. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for business management, statistics, business law, software applications, and finance.

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