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AAS in Accounting

Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program is intended to teach students the theories and principles of accounting as they apply to business. Read on to learn more about Purdue University Global's AAS in Accounting program.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students who have shown an interest in math or business may be interested in Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program. Skills for success in this program include a good grasp of mathematics, attention to detail and comfort with computer programs. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent and some programs might have other requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program have the opportunity to learn the theories and principles of accounting. This program is designed to prepare students for working as an accountant in the real world. Coursework includes microeconomics, marketing, algebra, and managerial accounting. At the end of the program, students will be asked to complete a capstone project that demonstrates their competency in the material.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

90 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program:

Students in the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program will need to complete 20 core credits, 60 major credits and 10 elective credits to graduate. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (20 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Mathematics (select one of the following):
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Select one of the following:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Major Requirements (60 credits)

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Federal Tax
  • Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Associate's Capstone in Accounting

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who graduate from Purdue University Global's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting can continue their education by pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting or business. With a bachelor's degree, graduates may have additional career advancement opportunities and more responsibilities with potential future employers. In addition, a bachelor's degree may be able to help students prepare to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination to become a CPA.

Educational advancement opportunities include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance

Career Paths:

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program at Purdue University Global is intended to give students real-world, hands-on experience in the field to help prepare them for the challenges they might face in the workplace. Job options give graduates the opportunity to analyze financial data, utilize accounting software and help businesses make informed fiscal decisions.

Graduates might pursue these entry-level positions in the field:

  • Accounts payable specialist
  • Assistant bookkeeper
  • Accounting clerk
  • Payroll specialist

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