College of Business & Management
Accounting Associate Degree Program
Get on board with accounting and you can take advantage of exciting career opportunities in a field that expects huge growth. When you earn your associate degree in Accounting from DeVry University, you'll learn how to perform essential accounting responsibilities such as tracking financial records and transactions, as well as handling payroll and billing functions. Your new knowledge and skills can lead to a wide range of accounting careers in public accounting, large corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government.
Degree: Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting (In Florida degree is Associate of Science in Accounting; in Minnesota degree is Associate in Applied Science in Accounting.)
Graduation Requirements: 4 full-time semesters, 65 credit hours
Flexible Study: Take your accounting classes via our online degree program, through a mix of online and on campus classes, or at a DeVry campus location. Please note that program and course availability varies by location.
Related Programs: Consider a bachelor's degree in Accounting or apply qualifying credits in Accounting towards a bachelor's degree program with an Accounting specialization in:
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With a focus on applying accounting and financial management concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry University's Accounting curriculum includes these career-enhancing courses:
- Financial Accounting – This course focuses on ways financial statements reflect business operations and gives students experience in using spreadsheet applications to analyze accounting records and financial statements.
- Accounting Theory and Applications – Following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), students identify and correct errors, determine and develop adjusting entries to ensure correct financial reports, and demonstrate understanding and application of computational skills to determine correct payroll, inventory valuation and depreciation expense.
- Introduction to Individual Income Taxation – This course covers federal income tax concepts, laws, and filing requirements applied to preparation of individual and sole proprietorship returns. Topics include factors that influence income tax laws, investment and rental activities, business income or loss, and property transactions.
- Introduction to Cost Accounting – To prepare students for presentations and decision making, this course addresses product-cost determination and cost-control elements as applied to basic job order, process, and standard cost systems, as well as activity-based costing, pricing strategies, and profitability.
- Introduction to Accounting Information Systems – In this course, students examine the use of an accounting information system and employ accounting software to generate financial statements. Topics include the general ledger, appropriate subsidiary ledgers, and transaction process cycles.
At DeVry University, everything we do is focused on your career success. The proof is in the numbers. For the year ending with the October '11 graduates, 74% of U.S. DeVry Accounting graduates were employed in their field at an average salary of $33,287. (Of graduates who actively pursued and obtained employment and those who were already employed in education-related careers within 180 days of graduation.)