Explores accounting theory and practice, and how accounting interrelates with other important business operations such as payroll, budget, and finance.
- Prepare financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Evaluate business decisions given the legal and economic framework in which business functions.
- Analyze financial statements.
- Prepare final reports summarizing planning and control activities.
- Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in the business environment.
- Demonstrate industry-standard computer skills.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Business degrees require at least 15 credits total including at least three credits, unless otherwise noted, from each of the five areas below. For this program:
1. Civil Society & Culture: Complete one of the following:
- EDU-260: History and Civics in Elementary Schools
- GEOG-132: World Regional Geography
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-101: American Government: Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- POLS-152: International Relations
- POLS-200: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC-152: Women, Men, and Society
- SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Society
- WR-131: Religious Traditions in the World
2. Communication: Complete both of the following:
3. Computer Technology: Complete the following:
4. Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
5. Quantitative Literacy: Complete one of the following:
- MATH-115: College Algebra
- MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World
- MATH-141: Introduction to Statistics
- MATH-150: Finite Mathematics
- MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences
- MATH-175: Precalculus
- MATH-180: Calculus I
- MATH-183: Calculus II
- MATH-280: Calculus III
- MATH-283: Linear Algebra
- MATH-289: Differential Equations
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 18
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Complete elective credits to meet the minimum number of credits required for the Associate's degree.
Students will need 7 - 11 credits of electives depending on General Education and Required Core course selections.
Requirements are Subject to Change
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- Eastern Michigan University
- Lawrence Technological University
- Siena Heights University
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Walsh College
- Wayne State University