Business Administration / Accounting

Business Administration/Accounting

Fast track your success as an Accounting professional at Oakland Community College. We offer two Accounting programs to prepare you for business leadership. The Certificate in General Accounting provides students with relevant entry-level accounting skills that employers are looking for.  The Associate in Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Accounting provides students with a solid business foundation to progress into a bachelor’s degree program.   Our graduates go on to earn Bachelor of Accountancy degrees, MBA degrees, and certifications as CPAs and CMAs.

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The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $68,150 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $42,140, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $120,910. *Bureau of Labor Statistics

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CAREER INFORMATION

Strong demand for accountants may lead to good prospects for entry-level positions. In some cases, those with associate’s degrees, as well as bookkeepers and accounting clerks who meet the education and experience requirements set by their employers, get junior accounting positions and advance to accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.

In May 2016, the median annual wages for accountants and auditors in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Finance & Insurance $72,950
Management of Companies & Enterprises $70,790
Manufacturing $69,040
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, & Payroll Services $68,130
Government $65,820

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

Prospective students must meet standard OCC eligibility requirements – there is an open admissions policy and placement tests and new student orientation are required in most cases. Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study.


GENERAL ACCOUNTING

This option is intended for individuals who desire entry-level employment in the field of general accounting. Successful completion of this option will result in a Certificate in General Accounting. Eligibility for this certificate is dependent upon the student achieving a ‘C’ or better in each of the required courses. The student may choose to continue and complete an Associate in Business Administration or an Associate in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

CREDENTIAL RECEIVED

CERTIFICATE - PROGRAM PLAN

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION / ACCOUNTING

The Associate Degree in Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Accounting offers a cognitive foundation in areas fundamental to business studies such as accounting, economics and mathematics.

Students elect the Associate in Business Administration Degree for various reasons that may include further study toward a bachelor degree or as preparation for CPA certification or MBA programs.

Before taking business courses, students should consult a counselor since the requirements of four-year colleges and universities, both private and public, vary considerably.

Graduating from this program does not automatically qualify the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students in this program seeking MTA endorsement should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify classes from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to degree requirements.

CREDENTIAL RECEIVED

DEGREE - PROGRAM PLAN

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dawn Young
Phone 248.522.3623