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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

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."

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

Endorsement Requirements

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

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.

Certificate Requirements

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

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

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

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

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

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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Classes: ACCT Summer 2017

Introduction to accounting concepts and procedures for a business. Emphasis is on the accounting cycle and the recording, summarizing and interpretation of accounting data. Cash flows and financial statements analysis are also covered. ACCT S201 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.

Schedule information for CRN: 50001, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
50001JD1Maren Haavig
DISTWEB
5/15 - 8/5

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: $600 (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.

Prerequisite: ACCT S201 (C- 1.7 or better) and MATH S055 or higher, or instructor permission.
Schedule information for CRN: 50002, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
50002JD1Maren Haavig
DISTWEB
5/15 - 8/5

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: $600 (additional charges may apply)

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)..
Schedule information for CRN: 50003, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
50003JD1Paulette Schirmer
DISTWEB
5/15 - 8/5

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: $600 (additional charges may apply)

Schedule information for CRN: 50004, Section: J01
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
50004J01Maren Haavig
ARR
5/15 - 8/5

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

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $200; (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.
Schedule information for CRN: 50005, Section: JD1
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
50005JD1Sherry Hassell
DISTWEB
5/15 - 8/5

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.

Tuition and fees: $723 (additional charges may apply)

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval Form required.
Schedule information for CRN: 50006, Section: J01
CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
50006J01Maren Haavig
ARR
5/15 - 8/5

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

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $241; (additional charges may apply)

 
 
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