Accounting and Business Management - Associate of Applied Science

Students with an interest in numbers and an eye for detail should consider this field. Accountants are problem-solvers who use their analytical skills to make their organizations more efficient. Accounting professionals can earn a comfortable living and are always in demand. The Accounting program prepares students with coursework in accounting principles, theory and practice, and exposes them to complex problems and relationships in the fields of business, cost management, tax and economics. A co-op education/internship option in the final semester gives students practical work experience. All courses for this program are available online or in traditional on-campus format.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Work with numbers
Work independently
Solve complex problems
Analyze important financial records
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: 2.8 Years
Credits: 60*
Average Salary: $36,951*

Possible Careers

Payroll clerk
Accounting assistant
Accounts receivable clerk
Tax specialist

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
General Education

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

J.C. Walker
Business, Accounting and Economics Department Chair


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