Program Overview

Accounting as a responsibility and as a profession is one of the most critical parts of the business process. Owners and operators of businesses need to understand their income, expenditures, and how to correctly manage costs, debts, and assets for tax purposes and to monitor the profitability and activity of the business. Accounting as a profession requires massive amounts of practical experience in order to develop the skillset and knowledge necessary to function as a professional accountant. In addition, professionals seeking careers in accounting require extensive education, experience, and certification in order to begin a career in accounting. 

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College offers Associate program in Accounting for students interested in careers in accounting or accounting as related to business. Graduates of the program will be prepared for a four-year education to begin entry-level positions in accounting for business, government, industry, and non-profit organizations.  These positions include financial analysis, budget analysis, auditing, and other fields related to management of accounting and bookkeeping. The Associate program is a basis for continuing education in business and accounting. The associate degree should not be considered an employable degree for students seeking careers in accounting. 

As part of the Associate degree in Accounting, students will be a part of a program that involves a curriculum that will develop the practical and theoretical aspects of accounting. These classes include principles of accounting, microeconomics, principles of management, principles of marketing, managerial communications, business law, business finance, international business, accounting problems, tax and tax laws, intermediate accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, financial analysis, reporting and research, advanced tax, accounting research, government and non-profit accounting , international accounting, and business law.

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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

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a Roman Catholic, 4-year, liberal arts women’s college located in Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. The school was founded in 1840 and was associated with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. In 1841, an academy for women was established by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin who was canonized in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. SMWC is the oldest Catholic women’s college in the nation. The school was actually the first women’s college to offer journalism courses and degree work for secondary education.

    At present, SMWC offers associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees in over 30 majors on-campus and online.


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