Program Overview

Few areas are as important to the success of an organization as a strong accounting department. The Associate of Applied Business in Accounting may be an ideal option for students who wish to go on to earn their bachelor’s, strengthen their resume, and go on to a variety of business settings. This online-based degree provides flexibility and support, an ideal fit for working students with busy schedules. Students in this program will receive vital instruction in ethics and leadership, management, and accounting software, which is becoming increasingly important in the technology-reliant future.

This AAB in Accounting program requires students to earn 66-68 hours of credit from a fairly rigid sequence that is split up into 4 semesters. In the 17-credit first semester, students receive an introduction to financial accounting and business, business law, and take courses in English composition and applied business and finance mathematics. The second semester consists of 15-16 credits: 3 in Managerial Accounting, 3 in Financial Analysis using spreadsheets, 3 in either Principles of Macro or Micro-economics, and the remaining 3-4 in a related elective. The third semester is 17 credits, with 4 in Intermediate Accounting, 4 in Managerial Accounting: Cost, 3 in Accounting Informational Systems, 4 in Tax Accounting, and 2 in either Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication. The final semester is 17-18 credits, including 4 credits towards Intermediate Accounting II, 4 in Managerial Accounting: Finance, 3 in Business Statistics, 3-4 credits of a related elective, and 3 credits in an Arts and Humanities Elective.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Lakeland Community College is a two-year public school located in Kirtland, Ohio. Lakeland was founded in 1967 as the first college in Ohio to be established based on a vote of the people. Off-site campuses are located in Madison, Painesville, and Willowick.

    Lakeland Community College offers over 130 certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in programs such as: arts and humanities, business technologies, engineering technologies, science and health technologies, and social science and public service. Online courses are available for students who are looking for a more convenient schedule where they can “attend class” any time or place that they like.


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