AA in Business Management Concentration in Accounting from LA College International

Degree Description: With an associate’s degree in accounting from LA College International, students will learn a wide set of skills and information that will help them achieve great success in the business and financial industries. Students will understand financial and cash flow statements, the practice of balancing accounts, creating electronic accounting documents, analyze transactions, and follow purchases and sales. Required and recommended courses include Principles of Accounting, Cost Accounting, Computerized Accounting, Mathematics, Taxation, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Business Communication, and Database Management Systems. With these courses, and knowledge of principles like payroll, banking, records keeping and more, students are poised to enter either the workforce or a bachelor’s degree program. To begin, students must first submit all required application material, which includes a high school diploma or GED, admissions application, and an interview with an Enrollment Specialist. LA College International is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.

Degree Outlook: With more financial laws being created and passed through Congress and more scrutiny being placed on the financial industry, the need for educated and highly skilled financial professionals is rising. Students that complete an associate’s degree in accounting as poised to enter the accounting and financial industry as accounting assistants, bookkeepers, and similar professionals. This degree can also prepare individuals to enter a bachelor’s program in accounting. Accounting assistant generally work in the accounting or financial departments of organizations and businesses. They assist the executive personnel with such matters as preparing deposits, managing bank accounts, maintaining balance sheets, and other additional accounting procedures. The salary for an accounting assistant is around $30,000 to $50,000 per year, depending on one’s experience level, employer, and locality. Bookkeepers have very similar job descriptions in that they are responsible for all financial recordkeeping. They track expenditures, manage and record receipts, manage accounts receivable and payable, and track company profits through regular financial reporting. These professionals earn an average salary of $35,000 per year.