Program Overview

Berkeley College offers an Associate of Science degree in Accounting for students who are interested in learning the principles and procedures of accounting, either to work as an accountant, or for the utilization of the knowledge of accounting for management or entrepreneurship. Students will learn about the fundamentals of accounting, as well as the different types of accounting systems and technology available. Through the program, students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of accountants in business and how accountants are obligated towards ethical and legal responsibilities as part of the profession.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, cost accounting, computer applications in accounting, business organization and management, career management, principles of management, principles of marketing, computer applications, macroeconomics, microeconomics, psychology, writing through literature, and expository writing.    

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental accounting principles and practices that enable firms to compare regular financial data to monitor performance, to employ critical-thinking and analysis skills to solve business problems in a real-world context, to analyze ethical issues in accounting that impact business decisions from economic, financial, and legal standpoints, to evaluate the application of technology as a strategy for competitive advantage in business, and to demonstrate a knowledge of general education topics which will form the foundation of future education.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

    Requirements

    Requires 60 credit hours for completion. Application requires: certification of high school graduation or the equivalent as recognized by state departments of education. Official transcripts.

    School Overview

    During the Great Depression, women attended Berkeley College, in New York City, to learn vital executive secretarial skills. First established by Alyea M. Brick in 1931, Berkeley added a two-year secretarial program awarding college credit and then opened a second campus in 1936. With the introductions of computers and new technologies, Berkeley College expanded horizons, adding additional campus locations, increasing the number of academic programs, and admitting male students by 1977. Today, the private, for-profit Berkeley College maintains three campus locations in New York and six locations in New Jersey in addition to Berkeley College Online. Students can pursue associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, along with certificate programs.

    Berkeley College Online offers degree programs for non-traditional students and students requiring added flexibility. Courses are delivered asynchronous, and students complete weekly assignments at their pace and have access to coursework 24/7. Typical online classes include reading and writing assignments, in addition to discussion boards and possible online group projects.

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