Curriculum: Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology

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All coursework for the University of Cincinnati Online’s Associate of Applied Business in Accounting program is completed online.

Certification Opportunities

We offer students the opportunity to earn two nationally recognized micro-credentials through our program at no additional cost! The Intuit Certified QuickBooks User credential allows students to validate their proficiency in Intuit Quickbooks. The Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional credential certifies that students have the skills that meet the industry’s bookkeeping standards.

Accounting Technology Program Requirements

Course Title / Description Credit
ENGL1001
English Composition
Course: ENGL1001
Credit: 3
English Composition 1001 is a writing-centered course that emphasizes the careful reading, analytical thinking, and persuasive strategies inherent in researching and writing within an academic community. Students learn that rhetorical knowledge is the basis of composing while learning to write with purpose, audience, context, and conventions in mind. Students develop rigorous academic research practices: how to locate and evaluate primary and secondary sources relevant to their line of inquiry and position their own ideas in conversation with public writing. Students also engage in regular self-reflection: articulating what they know, what they can do, and how to apply their knowledge and skills in various contexts.
3
ENGL2089
Intermediate Composition
Course: ENGL2089
Credit: 3
Intermediate Composition is a writing-centered course that builds on what students learn in first-year composition and focuses students’ attention on theoretical underpinning of how meaning is made, understood, and communicated within and across various discourse communities and genres. The course emphasizes critical reading and writing, advanced research and analysis skills, and rhetorical sensitivity to differences in academic, professional, and public composing. This course challenges students to engage in substantive projects drawing on primary research and source analysis methods and asks students to document, communicate, and reflect on their research.
3
ACCT2051
Fundamentals of Computerized Accounting
Course: ACCT2051
Credit: 3
This course will introduce students to the basics of accounting through the use of a computerized accounting program. This includes analysis of transactions, data entry, and preparation and analysis of computer generated financial statements and reports. This is a hands-on course with the accounting software provided with the textbook. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, and does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).
3
ACCT2075
Fundamentals of Tax Preparation
Course: ACCT2075
Credit: 3
This course provides students the opportunity to understand the principles behind tax law while they learn how to work with clients to obtain the information they will need to complete tax forms. The focus of the course is tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, and does not apply toward the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
3
ACCT2081
Financial Accounting
Course: ACCT2081
Credit: 3
This course develops foundational knowledge and skills needed to prepare and analyze basic financial statements. Topics include cash, inventory, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities and equity. Students will prepare multi-step income statements, classified balance sheets and statements of cash flows. Students will utilize efficiency and effectiveness ratios, as well as vertical and horizontal analysis, to evaluate financial performance.
3
ACCT2082
Managerial Accounting
Course: ACCT2082
Credit: 3
This course develops foundational knowledge and skills needed to apply accounting data in planning and controlling business operations. Topics include costs, cost drivers and allocation, contribution margin and managerial budgeting.
3
ACCT2085
Fundamentals of Topics in Accounting
Course: ACCT2085
Credit: 3
This course will introduce students to advanced topics in accounting such as payroll, auditing, and not-for-profit accounting. Current topics in accounting will be discussed. In addition, students will complete a comprehensive manual accounting practice set in order to understand therole and importance of basic business documents, records, information flows, and internal controls in the accounting process. Prerequisite: FinancialAccounting, ACCT 2081. This course is intended forthe Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, and does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).
3
BIT2020C
Spreadsheet Applications
Course: BIT2020C
Credit: 3
Hands-on course that covers intermediate skills associated with spreadsheet software. The course consists of examination of spreadsheets concepts, planning, modifying and creating spreadsheets and charts, and applying knowledge to solve business problems.
3
MGMT1050
Introduction to Business
Course: MGMT1050
Credit: 3
FYE course that provides an introduction to the university, opportunity to explore business programs and career opportunities, and overview of business structure and issues.
3
MGMT2070
Fundamentals of Management
Course: MGMT2070
Credit: 3
This course is an introduction to theories and techniques of management. Course topics include an overview of managerial functions, organizational communication and group theories. The course emphasizes on the application of management skills by responding to a variety of case scenarios that require identifying the case problem and deciding on an appropriate remedy. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, and does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).
3
MKTG2080
Introduction to Marketing
Course: MKTG2080
Credit: 3
Marketing activities, analysis, strategies, and decision making in the context of other business functions. Topics include: integration of product, price, promotion, and distribution activities; research and analysis of markets, environments, competition, and customers; market segmentation and selection of target markets; and emphasis on behavior and perspectives of consumers and organizational customers. Planning and decision making for products and services in profit and nonprofit, domestic and global settings.
3
ECON1001
Introduction to Microeconomics
Course: ECON1001
Credit: 3
The course assists students to learn and comprehend (1) economics as a social science that draws conclusions based on hypotheses, theories, and data in order to understand human behavior, (2) basic microeconomics terms and concepts, including scarcity and choice, equilibrium, efficiency and equity, positive and normative economics, comparative advantage, and specialization, (3) the fundamental economic question of allocating scarce resources, (4) opportunity cost and the production possibility frontier, (5) supply and demand, the function of prices in markets, how markets work and sometimes don't work, including market failure and externalities, (6) the effects of government intervention in markets, (7) how consumers make choices, (8) production theory, (9) the costs of production, (10) firm behavior in competitive markets, (11) firm behavior in imperfect markets, (12) elasticity and its application, (13) markets for resources, the determination of wage rates, interest, and rent, (14) the determination of income distribution, including poverty and discrimination, (15) the determinants of international trade flows, (16) to apply economic
3
ECON1002
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Course: ECON1002
Credit: 3
The course assists students to learn and comprehend (1) economics as a social science that draws conclusions based on hypotheses, theories, and data in order to understand human behavior, (2) basic macroeconomic terminology and concepts, including the distinction between real and nominal magnitudes, (3) the national income accounts, (4) the nature of the business cycle, (5) the determinates of important macroeconomic variables,including the level of income, the level of employment, the unemployment rate, the natural rate of unemployment, the price level, the inflation rate, productivity and the rate of interest, (6) the supply and demand for money, (7)the Federal Reserve System, (8) aggregate demand and aggregate supply, (9) the effects of fiscal and monetary policies, (10) the basics of theories of macroeconomic instability, (11) unemployment and inflation tradeoffs, (12) the effects of the federal government's budget deficit, (13) long run growth and policies to affect growth, (14) comparative advantage, (15) the determinants of foreign trade flows and exchange rates, and their effects on the domestic economy, (16) to apply economic reasoning to better understand and critically evaluate real world circumstances and events.
3
BLAW2080
Legal Environment of Business
Course: BLAW2080
Credit: 3
This course examines the legal environment in which business operates, and develops an understanding of the legal consequences attached to business decision making. Topics include the study of torts, contracts, property, ethics and the legal system of the United States.
3
FIN2050
Fundamentals of Business Finance
Course: FIN2050
Credit: 3
This introductory course covers the fundamental elements of finance, including how to read and to use financial statements, and how to employ ratios and performance measures. The course will deal with working capital management, capital budgeting, financial leverage, capital structure, and cost of capital. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, it does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).
3
BoK: NS
Natural Science Elective
Course: BoK: NS
Credit: 3

Student will select a Natural Science Elective.

3
BoK: FA,HP,HU
General Education Elective
Course: BoK: FA,HP,HU
Credit: 3

Student may select one course from Humanities & Literature, Historical Perspectives, or Fine Arts Breath of Knowledge (BOK) area.

3
Senior Capstone Experience
Course:
Credit: 3

Student will complete ACCT2074 Fundamentals of Fraud Examination or MLTI2010 Preparing for the Internship AND MLTI2020 Internship Experience. Please speak with your advisor should you select the Internship option for appropriate planning.

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Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

Students will select one of the listed courses.
Course Title / Description Credit
MATH1008
Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
Course: MATH1008
Credit: 3
Project-based course, emphasizing problem-solving, model-building, and basic data manipulation in real world contexts. Topics include: problem-solving, statistical reasoning, linear and exponential modeling, and modeling with geometry. Prerequisite: at least 30 on the ALEKS Math test or 420 on the Math Placement Test (MPT) is recommended.
3
STAT1031
Introduction to Statistics
Course: STAT1031
Credit: 3
A one-semester comprehensive introduction to statistics suitable for students in biology, nursing, allied health, and applied science. Discussion of data, frequency distributions, graphical and numerical summaries, design of statistical studies, and probability as a basis for statistical inference and prediction. The concepts and practice of statistical inference including confidence intervals, one and two sample t-tests, chi-square tests, regression and analysis of variance, with attention to selecting the procedure(s) appropriate for the question and data structure, and interpreting and using the result. Prerequisite: at least 30 on the ALEKS Math test or 420 on the Math Placement Test (MPT) is recommended.
3
STAT1034
Elementary Statistics I
Course: STAT1034
Credit: 3
An introduction to statistics for students without a calculus background. The course covers data analysis (numerical summaries and graphics for describing and displaying the distributions of numerical and categorical data), the basic principles of data collection from samples and experiments, elementary probability, the application of the normal distribution to the study of random samples, statistical estimation (construction and interpretation of one sample confidence intervals), and an introduction to hypothesis testing (the structure of one sample hypothesis tests and the logic of using them to make decisions). Prerequisite: at least 46 on the ALEKS Math test or 420 on the Math Placement Test (MPT) is recommended.
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