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Accounting is the language of business.

GloriaAre you a problem solver and savvy with technology? Do you enjoy working with others and leading a team? Then accounting might be just for you!  Accounting it is not just about crunching numbers and working with money.

Why accounting? A degree or classes in accounting can provide you a pathway into nearly every business or public organization and a rewarding career for years to come.  An accounting degree from UAS provides you with the skills to succeed in the world of business and prepares you to pursue careers in finance, become an entrepreneur, or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Students with accounting degrees go on to work as bookkeepers, staff accountants, auditors, controllers, tax accountants, and chief financial officers in a wide variety of business and public sectors.  Whatever your interest is, you can turn it into a career in accounting. 

Want to learn more? Check out our programs and classes above, request more information, or even apply for admission today!

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Accountant, O.E.

Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours15
ACCTS201Principles of Financial Accounting*3
ACCTS202Principles of Managerial Accounting **3
ACCTS311Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCTS312Intermediate Accounting II3

* ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 will meet ACCT S201 requirement

** Prerequisite Math S055 or instructor permission

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ACCTS310Income Tax for Individuals3
ACCTS316Accounting Information Systems3
ACCTS342Advanced Managerial Cost3
ACCTS379Fund & Governmental Accounting3
ACCTS452Auditing3
ACCTS454Fraud and Forensic Examination3
Other advisor-approved upper level accounting class3

Accounting Technician Certificate

Certificates are programs of study designed to prepare students to secure entry-level employment in their chosen field.

Typically a certificate is 30 credits (one year).

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours30
General Requirements9-10
Program Requirements21

General Requirements

Written and Oral Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS163Business English3
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication *3
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (3-4 credits):

CISS116Business Mathematics3
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra (or higher MATH course)3-4

Other Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS201Introduction to Management and Supervision3
CISS262Professional Development3
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3

Program Requirements

ACCTS222Computer Automated Accounting3
BAS151Introduction to Business (or advisor-approved business course)3
CISS235Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
CISS__Advisor-approved CIS elective3
___S__Advisor-approved elective3

Select two from the following (6 credits):

ACCTS121Introduction to Accounting I3
ACCTS122Introduction to Accounting II3
ACCTS201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCTS202Principles of Managerial Accounting3

Associate of Applied Science: Business Administration

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours60
General Education Requirements15-18
Major Requirements30
Electives15

General Education Requirements

Written Communication Skills

ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS211Intermediate Composition: Writing About Literature3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3

Or both (6 credits):

BAS163Business English3
BAS263Business Communications3

Oral Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communications*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication and Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Other Skills

___S__Advisor-approved GERs *6
* Humanities, social sciences, natural sciences or mathematics

Major Requirements

ACCTS201Principles of Financial Accounting*3
ACCTS202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BAS263Business Communication3
______Advisor-approved elective**3

* ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 will meet ACCT S201 requirement

** Courses with ACCT, BA, CIS, or LAWS designator are preapproved. Other courses need advisor-approval.

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ACCTS222Computer Automated Accounting3
ACCTS316Accounting Information Systems3
BA/CISS310Management Information Systems3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS151Introduction to Business3
BAS166Small Business Management3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS201Introduction to Management and Supervision3
BAS301Principles of Management3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS330Legal Environment of Business3
LAWSS101Introduction to Law3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

CISS235Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
CISS240Database Concepts and Applications3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics*3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics*3
*Note: Math S105 is a corequisite

Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Candidates must complete the general education requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed in this section for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Any given course may be counted as fulfilling more than one requirement in a degree program, but the credit hours can only be counted once. Degrees must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS. Courses used as major requirements cannot be used as GERs.

A minimum grade of C- (1.70) must be earned in all accounting and business administration prerequisite courses as well as math (through MATH S151) and communication classes taken in the general education requirements. In addition, all students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program must either test out of or earn a C- or better in 3 hours of CIS spreadsheet or database courses, STAT S273, major and emphasis courses, and BA 462, Capstone. Students should complete the computer courses within their first sixty (60) credit hours.

Students in any of the business programs who are deemed deficient in any of the competency areas may be required to take additional courses to strengthen their skills before graduation. Any such additional courses can usually be counted as a program elective. Requiring supplementary course work will be considered if two different faculty members indicate a student has a weakness in the same outcome area.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements35
Major Requirements61-70
Emphasis Areas15-24

General Education Requirements

Must include:

MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus (or higher)4
ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3

Major Requirements

Lower Division Courses

ACCTS201Principles of Financial Accounting*3
ACCTS202Principles Managerial Accounting3
BAS151Introduction to Business3
BAS251Management Skills3
BAS263Business Communications3
* ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 will meet ACCT S201 requirement.

Select one from the following (3 credits):

CISS235Spreadsheet Concepts & Applications*3
CISS240Database Concepts & Applications**3

* ACCT emphasis students take CIS S235

** MIS emphasis students take CIS S240

Select one from the following (3 credits):

BAS374Introduction to Quantitative Methods3
STATS273Elementary Statistics3

Note: Lower division courses must be substantially completed before admission to upper division courses. In cases where some lower division courses have not yet been completed, permission is required to take upper division core or emphasis classes.

Upper Division Courses

BAS301Principles of Management3
BA/CISS310Management Information Systems*3
BAS325Financial Management3
BAS330Legal Environment of Business3
BAS343Principles of Marketing3
BAS462Capstone: Strategic Management3
BAS476Project Management3
BAS490Political & Social Environment of Business3
BAS498Applied Business Research*3
___S___Advisor-approved electives**3-6
___S___Electives16

* Not required for accounting emphasis

** Courses with ACCT, BA, CIS, or LAWS designators are pre-approved. Other courses need advisor approval.

Emphasis Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Emphasis Requirements24
ACCTS310Income Tax for Individuals3
ACCTS311Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCTS312Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCTS316Accounting Information Systems3
ACCTS342Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting3
ACCTS452Auditing3

Select two from the following (6 credits):

ACCTS379Fund & Governmental Accounting3
ACCTS454Fraud & Forensic Examination3
BAS315Personal Finance3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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ACCT Classes: Fall - 2015


Covers the fundamentals of accounting using a service business to illustrate the analysis of business transactions, journalizing, posting and preparation of trial balances and financial statements. Adjusting entries, closing procedures and payroll are introduced. As of Fall 1996, ACCT S121 and S122 together will satisfy the ACCT S201 requirement.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76740JD1Julie Pierce
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to accounting concepts and procedures for a business. Emphasis is on the accounting cycle and the recording, summarizing and interpretation of accounting data. This course will satisfy the requirements for both ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 in the certificate program. ACCT S121 and ACCT S122 together will substitute for ACCT S201.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76742J01Julie Hamilton
EG109
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 7:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76743JD1Maren Haavig
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76744JD2Maren Haavig
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76745JD3Julie Hamilton
SOB
Mon, Wed
12:00p - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Restricted to state employees only and department permission required to register. This course requires an additional hour of online coursework including assignments, quizzes, and tests. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation of elementary accounting concepts and procedures with the introduction of manufacturing operations and time value of money and cost accounting principles. Job order costing, process costing, cost-volume-profit, budgeting, and variances are introduced. Cash flows and financial statements analysis are also covered.

Prerequisite: ACCT S201 and MATH S055 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76746J01John Blanchard
EG224
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 7:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76747JD1John Blanchard
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79878JD2
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Demonstrates how a computer system can be used effectively for the complete accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll related transactions.

Prerequisite: CIOS S105 or CIOS placement test; and one of ACCT S100, ACCT S121, or ACCT S201.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76749JD1Sherry Hassell
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

ACCT 225
3 CR

Introduction to federal and state laws and regulations that affect payroll and employment practices. Includes topics on accounting concepts and procedures for business. Emphasis is on the accounting cycle and the recording, summarizing, and interpretation of payroll data.

Prerequisite: ACCT S100 or ACCT S122 or ACCT S201 (C- 1.70 or better)..

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79276JD1
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

ACCT 291
1 - 6 CR

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76750J01Maren Haavig
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Credits 1-6 variable. Prerequisite: Signed Special Course Contract required. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; (additional charges may apply)

A study of federal income tax laws as they apply to individuals. Topics covered include sole proprietorships, property transactions, rental activities, itemized deductions, and tax credits. Emphasis is on knowledge of current tax law and preparing individual income tax returns.

Prerequisite: ACCT S201.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76751JD1Julie Hamilton
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

An in-depth study of the accounting sequence, principles and rules governing financial statements. Includes discussion of cash, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and intangible assets. The time value of money as it relates to financial accounting situations will also be addressed.

Prerequisite: ACCT S202.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76752JD1John Blanchard
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Continuation of the study of intermediate accounting including the principles governing financial reporting of liabilities, investments, deferred taxes, revenues and stockholder's equity. Preparation of the cash flow statement and disclosure information will also be addressed.

Prerequisite: ACCT S311.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76754JD1John Blanchard
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Design and analysis of accounting systems for business entities in various industries specifically adapted for data processing. Includes data processing application for internal control, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and other accounting procedures.

Prerequisite: ACCT S202 and three credits of CIOS.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76755JD1Sherry Hassell
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Emphasizes research and planning in the cost accounting field. Topics include basic concepts and terminology; cost accumulation systems including job order cost, process cost, standard costs, absorption and variable costing; variance analysis, budgeting and profit planning, flexible budgets; cost behavior determination and use of the cost-volume-profit model; and cost systems design.

Prerequisite: ACCT S202.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76756JD1Anselm Staack
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Emphasizes accounting and reporting standards for state and local governments. Includes an in-depth discussion of fund accounting.

Prerequisite: ACCT S202.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76757JD1Maren Haavig
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ACCT 452
3 CR

Procedures for verification of financial data and the professional standards applicable to the auditor's examination of financial statements and expression of opinion relative to them.

Prerequisite: ACCT S312.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76758JD1Anselm Staack
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or toll-free 1-800-478-9069.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Provides a broad detailed overview of the practical issues and techniques that encompass fraud investigation and examination, forensic accounting, legal and liability issues, related criminology, and ethical considerations.

Prerequisite: ACCT S201 or BA S325.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76759JD1Sherry Hassell
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 in Juneau, or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ACCT 491
1 - 6 CR

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval Form required.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
76760J01Maren Haavig
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Credits 1-6 variable. Prerequisite: Requires a signed Special Course Contract form with registration. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $230; (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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