Overview

Great Bay’s Accounting degree provides a foundation in economics, law, management, finance, and information technologies. The program focuses on providing students with the accounting skills needed to meet current job requirements as well as the necessary analytical skills needed to be successful in business through hands-on learning and real-world experience. 

Why Great Bay? 

The faculty in the accounting program are experienced, well-educated and care about the success of their students. They are committed to the program and their profession and strive for excellence in both education and business. They employ the latest technical reporting requirements in their curriculum and engage the latest technology available in their teaching.

In-depth Description

The Accounting curriculum is continuously evaluated, modified and improved to remain current with ever-changing rules, laws, and technology. The accounting program focuses on providing the student with the accounting skills needed to meet current job requirements as well as the necessary analytical skills needed to be successful in business. The Accounting degree provides a foundation in economics, law, management, finance, and information technologies.

Accounting graduates are prepared for employment in entry-level accounting/bookkeeping positions or can transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Accounting careers include public accounting, private industry accounting, government and non-profit accounting, international accounting, financial analysis, credit analysis, cost accounting, tax accounting, consulting, advising, auditing and forensic accounting among many other possibilities. There are a variety of exciting, challenging and rewarding career opportunities for those with an accounting degree.

Graduates are prepared for employment in entry-level accounting/ bookkeeping positions or can transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

The faculty in the accounting program are experienced, well-educated and care about the success of their students. They are committed to the program and their profession and strive for excellence in both education and business. They employ the latest technical reporting requirements in their curriculum and engage the latest technology available in their teaching.

Career Options

  • Public Accounting
  • Private Industry Accounting
  • Government and Non-profit Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Cost Accounting
  • Tax Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Advising
  • Auditing and Forensic Accounting

There are a variety of exciting, challenging, and rewarding career opportunities for those with an accounting degree.

Job Title

Average Salary

Auditing Clerk/Bookkeeping

$40,220

Loan Counselor

$51,920

Payroll & Timekeeping Clerk

$47,485

Procurement Clerk

$39,840

The careers listed above may require additional education beyond an associate degree. For more information about the outlook and trends, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov. 

Related Degrees 

First Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
FYE111GFirst Year Seminar-BUS/HOSP101
ACCT113GAccounting and Financial Reporting I303
BUS110Introduction to Business 303
ENGL110GCollege Composition I404

MATH145G /
MATH147G

Quantitative Reasoning / Plus4 / 504 / 5
CIS156G / 
CIS154G
Computer Applications in Business / Comprehensive Business Computer Applications22 / 43 / 4
Total Credits18-20

First Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ACCT123GAccounting and Financial Reporting II303
ECON234GMacroeconomics303
MATH225GProbability and Statistics404
ENGL214GIntroduction to Creative Nonfiction303
OR
ENGL210GOral Communications303
 Science Elective3 /403 /4
A 3-4 credit science elective may be accepted in transfer to fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits16 / 17

Second Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ACCT213GCost Accounting I303
ACCT243GFederal Income Taxes-Individual303
ACCT223GIntermediate Accounting I303
BUS211GBusiness Law303
ECON235GMicroeconomics303
Total Credits15

Second Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ACCT215GCost Accounting II303
ACCT233GIntermediate Accounting II303
ACCT216GSoftware Systems Applications223
BUS221GBusiness Finance303
PHIL240GEthics303
Total Credits15

Total Overall Credits : 65-67

Transfer Opportunities

The Accounting degree transfers to many four-year colleges. The Accounting program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) which supports transfers to many four year institutions.

Accreditation Information 

The Accounting Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an internationally recognized business school accrediting body.

The accreditation provides assurance the program offers a high-quality degree and the courses studied are seamlessly transferred to many four-year institutions.

Students will:

  • Have a practical working knowledge of financial and managerial accounting.
  • Know how to operate at least one accounting software program.
  • Know how to prepare a complex individual tax return.
  • Be able to prepare accurate and well-organized financial statements.
  • Be able to make the adjustments needed to create financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analytical thinking, oral and written communication, and applied mathematical skills.
  • Be able to transfer to a four-year college or university with a solid accounting and overall business studies foundation so as to continue their accounting education in a seamless manner.

64-67 Credits Required

Questions?

Contact an Admissions Representative at (603) 427-7600 ex 7500 or gbadmissions@ccsnh.edu