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  • Note: For certain locations, program enrollment is onsite with online instruction.

  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

    May 14

    Online and Hagerstown Start Date
    May 14, 2014

    Jun 11

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Jun 11, 2014

    Jul 02

    Online Start Date
    Jul 02, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Core

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Students will learn how to communicate effectively in their professional field using various writing styles. Students will also identify and further develop their own writing process. Grammar and mechanics will be reviewed, helping students focus on the areas that will improve their writing.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Major

    AB 114: ACCOUNTING I (5 Credits)

    This course reviews the complete accounting cycle and the creation and management of accounting information for business entities. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental principles and skills of the accounting profession, including recording of transactions, financial presentation of accounting data, and the uses of accounting information.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.

    AB 116: ACCOUNTING II (5 Credits)

    This course continues the study of accounting principles by further exploring the assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity sections of a corporation’s balance sheet. This course continues to lead students to accounting mastery using an integrated learning system. This course provides further understanding of what accounting is all about and accounting’s evolving role in business.

    Prerequisites Required: AB 114

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.

    AB 224: MICROECONOMICS (5 Credits)

    This course is an introduction to the principles of microeconomics, which introduces students to the study of the allocation of scarce resources by individual economic actors (consumers and firms) in a market economy. Students will examine the role of markets (supply and demand) in determining prices, consumer and household behavior, and the application of the cost function of a firm in different market structures to maximize profits. Particular attention will be given to integrating economic principles with the study of "real-world" problems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.

    AB 239: MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (5 Credits)

    This course emphasizes the way in which accounting information can be used to aid management in planning and controlling business activities. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, job order cost systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation using standard costs, differential analysis, and product pricing.

    Prerequisites Required: AB 116 and MM 255

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.

    AB 256: FEDERAL TAX (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to the procedures to interpret tax information on an individual federal tax basis. Basic concepts in federal income taxation are explored, including gross income, exclusions, adjusted gross income, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Introductory tax concepts, including cash and accrual methods, like-kind exchanges, and passive loss rules, are covered

    Prerequisites Required: AB 116 and MM 255

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.

    MM 255: BUSINESS MATH AND STATISTICAL MEASURES (5 Credits)

    In this course, the student will apply math skills and knowledge to solve financial problems and conduct statistical analyses. Through expert step-by-step guidance using sample problems and solutions related to banking, credit, basic finance, investments, and statistics, the student will also gain an understanding of financial instruments and terminology used in business. 

    Prerequisites Required:

    MM 150 or higher
     

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.

    AB 298: ASSOCIATE'S CAPSTONE IN ACCOUNTING (5 Credits)

    This capstone course builds on the concepts of all the courses taken within the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting and provides students with an opportunity to integrate their previous coursework in a meaningful review of their learning and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program.

    Prerequisites Required: Capstone course must be taken in final term or have approval of the Dean

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.

    CS 113: ACADEMIC STRATEGIES FOR THE BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL (5 Credits)

    Designed to facilitate personal and professional success, this course introduces students to the purposes and processes of university education. An emphasis is placed on study, communication, and thinking skills that support academic achievement. Students also examine the relationship between learning and motivation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    CS 121: PATHWAYS TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS (5 Credits)

    Designed to facilitate personal and professional success, this course introduces students to the purposes and processes of university education. An emphasis is placed on study, communication, and thinking skills that support academic achievement. Students also examine the relationship between learning and motivation. (Onsite only)

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Online students will take the program-specific Academic Strategies course.

    Electives

    OPEN ELECTIVES (35 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 35
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Tuition & Fees: All Tracks

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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    Notice to Learning Center Students

    Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.

    Scholarships and Grants

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    Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined. 

    Tuition Rates for Military Students and Spouses

    Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
     

  • Some states have additional curricular requirements. Check the University Catalog or speak with an Admissions Advisor.

  • * Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Accountants and Auditors, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm. (Accessed April, 2012) National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
    Certain accounting positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states.

    Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

    Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.

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