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Skills to succeed in the world of business.

Accounting is the language of business. Every business decision involves choices of transaction structure, resource allocation, reporting to constituents (such as shareholders, creditors, and investors) and compliance with many levels of governmental regulation and taxation.

The accounting curriculum at the School of Management gives you critical skills to help you make complex decisions in an ever-changing environment. Advancing technology, globalization of commerce and complex transactions make the environment of business and the practice of accounting extremely challenging. Successful business leaders must have a broad array of financial reporting skills and knowledge.

Whether you choose an emphasis area in accounting or choose to round out your financial skills with a few additional elective courses, you will have a better grasp of financial forces and the choices businesses face.

Accounting Program Sheet

CareersSalaries
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Manager

$49,800 to $94,490 per year with a bachelor’s degree

$43,540 to $66,880 per year with an associate’s degree

$23,390 to $37,650 per year with a certificate

The School of Management hosts an Accounting Career Information Night annually. Watch a video recording of this year's information night held on April 18, 2016. Representatives from the State of Alaska Department of Revenue,
Permanent Fund Corporation, and Wells Fargo Bank shared information about accounting careers, career pathways in accounting, and internship/job opportunities available with their offices. Video Link

Adam Benner, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

'"The accounting faculty bring a lot of real world work experience to class. Accounting can be a lot to comprehend. When your professor can share their work experiences and show how classroom concepts are applicable in the business environment it can be a very valuable resource and good learning tool."'

Adam Benner, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

Accountant, O.E.

The Accountant Occupational Endorsement provides training for individuals who want to advance in the accounting field. Students entering the program may already be working in the field and want further training for career advancement. Other students may have no experience in accounting and want to explore this field as a possible career change.

Accountant, Occupational Endorsement Program Sheet

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

The Accounting Technician Certificate program is designed to provide intensive training for accounting occupations. This program qualifies students for a wide range of entry-level positions in private industry, business, government and non-profit organizations.

Accounting Technician, Certificate Program Sheet

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

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration educates students in the fundamentals, principles, techniques, and skills essential to the theory and effective practice of business. With a broad-based business foundation in accounting and economics as well as intense study in the fields of marketing, management, or business administration, this two-year program is designed to prepare you academically for admission to a bachelor degree program or for employment upon graduation in a variety of positions in the business community. 

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

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program develops a student's intellectual ability, executive personality, and managerial skills through an appropriate blending of core business courses and general education requirements. Core courses in key business competencies provide a strong foundation for which emphasis areas in accounting, human resources, management, and MIS allow you to tailor your degree towards your academic and career goals.


Accounting Emphasis

The Accounting emphasis area provides an in-depth examination of accounting issues. Coursework covers the collection, recording, summarizing, and interpretation of financial data; the uses of accounting data by management; accounting procedures in all phases of financial matters; and the use of computers and other electronic means of handling accounting data.

Students completing the Accounting emphasis have the knowledge and skills necessary for successful professional accounting careers. Graduates are well positioned to pursue additional education and experience necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Accounting Program Sheet


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

Take a Class

The School of Management courses feature practitioner-oriented instruction with a focus on concepts and skills that you can apply to your current career immediately. 

Whether you are seeking professional development, considering a career change, or just interested in learning something new, UAS welcomes all students interested in taking a class.

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: Summer - 2016


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
51137JD1Julie Hamilton
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Requires access to a computer with Internet 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 the 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 (C- 1.7 or better) and MATH S055 or higher, or instructor permission.
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51138JD1Julie Hamilton
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Requires access to a computer with Internet. 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 the 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
51901JD1Paulette Schirmer
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Requires access to a computer with Internet. 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 the 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
51140J01Maren Haavig
ARR
5/16 - 8/6

Section requirement: Course requires a signed Special Course Contract form to register. Contact your advisor to arrange internship. 1-6 credits (Variable).

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; (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 (C- 1.70 or better) and three credits of CIS.
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51142JD1Sherry Hassell
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Requires access to a computer with Internet. 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 the 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 491
1 - 6 CR

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval Form required.
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51143J01Maren Haavig
ARR
5/16 - 8/6

Section requirement: Course requires a signed Special Corse Contract form to register. Contact your advisor to arrange internship. 1-6 credits (Variable).

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

 
 
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