Land key accounting jobs with the ABA in accounting
Associate of Business Administration - Accounting (64 credits)
Learn to use accounting as a decision-making tool through our associate of business administration in accounting at Davenport University. This career-focused associate of accounting is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) and provides you with skills needed to develop and maintain accounting records and prepare financial statements.
You'll learn from expert faculty members with professional experience in accounting, including management and other leadership positions. You’ll gain hands-on experience through service learning projects, such as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). And through networking events, you’ll also make connections that could lead to accounting jobs in your future.
You can earn your associate degree in accounting on the Warren Campus in Detroit, the W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids, the Holland Campus or the Lansing Campus. You can also earn an associate in accounting online through Davenport’s Global Campus.
What can you do with an associate degree in accounting?
Thrive in a field where accounting jobs are expected to rise at least 6% through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Adding to the rising demand, the increasing tax and regulatory complexities create job opportunities across all industries for people who have the most up-to-date accounting practices, training and knowledge. Companies are also hiring accounting graduates to work in finance, opening up even more accounting jobs to you with your associate of accounting.
Explore classes for Davenport’s associate accounting degree
As early as your first semester at Davenport, you’ll take courses directly related to accounting, such as accounting foundations. In your second year of the associate accounting degree, your studies will intensify with accounting courses like accounting information technology, intermediate accounting, cost accounting, federal taxation and payroll and state tax.
Foundations of Excellence
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3|
|ECON200 or ECON201||Microeconomics or Macroeconomics||3.0|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Business
|ACCT201||Accounting Foundations I||4|
|ACCT220||Accounting Information Tech||3|
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|ACCT202||Accounting Foundations II||4|
|ACCT301||Intermediate Accounting I||4|
|ACCT302||Intermediate Accounting II||4|
|ACCT315||Federal Taxation I||3|
|ACCT318||Payroll & State Tax||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why pursue an associate degree in accounting at Davenport?
Davenport’s associate of accounting gives you a thorough understanding of the accounting field through rigorous courses and hands-on learning. You'll also gain knowledge from professors who hold key management positions at accounting firms. Graduate ready to land accounting jobs through the associate degree in accounting at Davenport.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Career-focused associate accounting degree
Prepare for a range of accounting jobs — from accounts receivable and accounts payable clerks to general accountants — through the associate of accounting at Davenport.
Build your resume before you graduate with your associate of accounting with classroom projects and research experiences that build the skills you need to stand out for accounting jobs.
Learn from some of the best
Work with highly credentialed accounting professors with doctoral degrees and professional certifications, many of whom also have careers in cost accounting and managerial accounting.
Make career connections
Develop professional relationships that could lead to accounting jobs through networking events and career fairs as well as job shadowing at public accounting firms and private companies.
Comprehensive associate of accounting degree
Take courses that introduce accounting theory and the business accounting cycle. Acquire both the technical knowledge and professional experience you need for accounting jobs around the world.
Get started on your associate degree in accounting
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your associate accounting degree at Davenport University.