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Associate of Applied Science
Business Management and Accounting

Business: What It’s All About

Would you like to help businesses with their planning, decision-making, and other activities? The goal of our Business Management and Accounting program is simple: to provide you with the foundation you need to launch a rewarding business career! This versatile, broad-ranging Associate’s degree program prepares you with valuable knowledge and skills in business management, marketing, finance, and other practical areas that apply to real-world business settings. In addition, you’ll enhance your skills in communication, motivation, and other key business traits. With your degree in Business, you could build a business career by helping businesses earn more profit. You could climb the corporate ladder at your current workplace or even get ready to operate your own business. The choice is up to you!

Career Choices With your degree in Business Management and Accounting, you could seek employment in a range of occupations, such as:

  • Clerical Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial clerk
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Supervisory Professional
New Skills & Knowledge The Business Management and Accounting teaches the essential knowledge and skills employers need, such as:

  • Business law
  • Marketing
  • Business practices
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Motivation
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Professional development
  • Finance
Business Management and Accounting Certifications Prep When you complete your Business program, you can take one or more of the following certification exams:1

  • Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Bookkeeper Certification (NBA)
  • Payroll (NBA)
  • Accounting (NBA)
  • QuickBooks™ (NBA)

Business Management and Accounting Courses

The courses below are just a sample of the courses you may take during your Business program.

Note: Courses are subject to change and vary by campus.

ACC113 Introduction to Accounting & Workplace Relationships

This course will introduce the concepts of debit and credit and the principles of double-entry accounting. Students will analyze common business transactions, properly record them, and utilize this data to create basic financial statements. Students will explore the concepts of empowerment and accountability in the workplace and are introduced to various careers in the field.

CSS295 Professional Development

In this course, students apply the techniques and strategies learned within the Psychology of Motivation for more in-depth exploration of relevant employment resources, for the development of documents to submit in job application processes (e.g., resumes, cover letters, reference letters, follow up correspondence, resignation letters, and other written communications), enhancing individual verbal communication and interview skills. Students will also learn how to prioritize job search activities, and to appropriately manage and organize relevant documents and records. Upon completion of this course, students will have completed a portfolio of resources and documents to support their current and future job searches and be more informed about the strategies and processes that can more effectively support such efforts.

HRM211 Introduction to Human Resources Management

This course introduces the human resources management functions in organizations. Emphasis is placed on staffing; training and development; employee relations; employee retention; workplace health, safety and security; compensation and benefits; and job analysis.

MAN113 Management Principles & Professional Success

An introduction to the basic principles of management. Students are introduced to the importance of effective management within organizations. The course will cover professional success fundamentals.

Campuses That Offer the Business Management and Accounting Program

Our College’s Accreditation

CollegeAmerica is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. What does this mean for you? Simply put, you can rest easy knowing that CollegeAmerica has achieved the exacting standards of academics that you’d expect from a quality higher education institution.

Financial Aid & Scholarships for the Business Management and Accounting Program

At most traditional colleges and universities, not only do you have to pay for tuition, but you have to pay for lots of “extras.” This includes expenses like textbooks, learning materials, tutoring, and other fees. At CollegeAmerica, however, we include everything you need to earn your Business degree. We’ll even provide you with a laptop that you can use in college and keep after you graduate!
In addition, we work hard to make your degree as affordable as possible. Our friendly financial planners will help you find all the scholarships,2 grants, and federal financial aid that you may qualify for.Our scholarships are offered through our Good Neighbor Initiative to help make your Business degree more affordable. Our scholarship awards aren’t based exclusively on grades, but they are limited in number, so apply today!


“I didn’t want to spend four years on an education. … I wanted something that would meet my needs faster.” Krista Crawford
School of Business Graduate
Phoenix Campus

A Few of Our Employers and Partners

  1. Certifications are not awarded by the college and will typically require extra study and cost during school and/or after graduation.
  2. Grant and scholarship awards are available only to those who qualify, and they are limited in number. For details, visit www.scholarshipca.com.

CollegeAmerica admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.