Associate of Applied Science in
Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration – Accounting Berkeley College
Be precise. Be prepared.
The Berkeley College Accounting program can prepare you to manage a company's finances.
Every company and organization depends on accounting professionals. Because accounting is such a critical component to their success, companies look for individuals with both the knowledge and the real-world skills to manage their finances. That’s exactly what Berkeley’s Accounting programs focus on.
At Berkeley College, Accounting degree programs are developed with input from Advisory Boards made up of industry experts to prepare students for a range of career opportunities with accounting firms, public and private companies, and many other types of organizations.
Here’s what sets the Berkeley Accounting program apart:
- You’ll learn financial and managerial accounting theory and how to apply that knowledge in a business environment
- You’ll develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help you stand out in the professional world
- You’ll master analytics and technology used by accounting professionals, including the creation and management of spreadsheets, databases, and more
- You’ll get hands-on instruction from professors with professional accounting experience
- You’ll participate in a capstone course designed to put theory into practice
- You may have the opportunity to participate in an internship or job-related assignment for a valuable learning experience
- You can transition seamlessly between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees
Tutoring services, workshops, seminars, and other support services are available through the Center for Academic Success. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in student chapters of professional associations, student clubs, and alumni groups that can help you make important industry connections.
Graduates of the Accounting program pursue positions in:
- Government Accounting
- Non-Profit Accounting
- Public Accounting
Sample Course Sequence
- CIS1115 Computer Applications 3
- ACC1111 Financial Accounting I 3
- MGT2220 Principles of Management 3
- SOC1123 First Year Experience 3
- ENG1105 Writing and Research 3
- ENG2205 Writing through Literature 3
- ACC1112 Financial Accounting II 3
- SOC2231 Human Relations 3
- MAT2212 Quantitative Methods 3
- CIS2201 Advanced Spreadsheets 3
- ACC1113 Managerial Accounting 3
- IBS2201 International Business 3
- MKT2220 Principles of Marketing 3
- MAT2215 Statistics I 3
- HUM2225 Introduction to Ethics 3
- ACC2115 Accounting Information Systems 3
- ACC2240 Cost Accounting 3
- ACC2252 Federal Taxation I 3
- ENG2265 Business Communications 3
- Free Elective 3
60 semester credits required for graduation
High School Graduates
To be considered for admission, the following information must be submitted:
- Certification of high school graduation or the equivalent
- An application for admission, and a non-refundable $50 application fee
- In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and your prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores
- A personal interview is strongly recommended
- Official high school transcript(s)/e-transcript(s) need to be emailed to us
Applicants to the School of Health Studies and the Business Data Science program have additional requirements.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Associate to discuss educational objectives and career plans and to receive an on-campus tour.
Please review the application requirements and process to be sure you have all the necessary documents and information. Assistance is available through the International Student Office.
- International Application
- $50 (U.S.) Application Fee
- Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts (with certified English translations) and proof of graduation
- Proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL - score of 500 PBT, 61 IBT; IELTS - score of 5.5 or higher
- Financial support documentation (showing at least $39,000)