Associate of Applied Business in Business Management Technology
The accounting major serves the needs of students who are interested in advancing in an accounting career, updating skills and learning new management techniques.
Accounting students can assume entry-level positions as paraprofessionals in commercial, nonprofit, and business organizations. The accounting classes will provide students with an understanding of the various areas of accounting as well as the tools necessary for decision making.
Graduates with an accounting major have the skills to assist accountants with financial records, conduct audits and cost analyses, keep books of account, and compile and prepare financial statements. Through class discussions, case studies, computer-assisted instruction and special projects, students learn to successfully manage a small business. Management theory, learning how to motivate employees, keeping accurate financial records and promoting a business are just a few of the major topics emphasized in the program.
Other career opportunities include working with information systems specialists to design and build computerized bookkeeping systems.
The goal of the major is to provide students with a solid foundation in business and accounting by enhancing written and oral communication skills, critical thinking abilities and familiarity with accounting concepts.
Communication (6 hours minimum) English
Speech and Written Communication
General Studies (9 hours minimum)
Social or Natural Science or Humanities
Basic Courses (17 hours minimum)Management Information Systems
Business Courses (12 hours)
Total Quality Leadership
Accounting Courses (18 hours)
Financial I and II
Students who intend to complete the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) should enroll in the Associate of Science degree that only includes courses that transfer to the BSBA.
For Further Information
Cindy Miglietti, Ph.D., Program Director
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0684
Debralee Divers, Director
Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0629
Cheryl L. Chafee, Asst. Director
Admissions and Financial Aid
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0683
Your University Opportunity
BGSU Firelands, located in Huron, Ohio, is a regional campus and one of the seven undergraduate colleges of Bowling Green State University. We offer many of the advantages and resources of a major university, but in a smaller, more personal environment.
Generally, students are able to complete
at least two years of coursework toward most of the 200-degree programs at BGSU before transferring to the main campus, or to another college or university.
BGSU Firelands offers students a wireless environment campus wide. Kiosks and public-access computers located in most campus buildings provide easy Internet access. In addition, there are several on-campus computer labs with a variety of computers and software programs.
The library, containing more than 30,000 volumes, is computer-linked to the more than 4 million items available through BGSU's libraries to provide excellent research opportunities.
Academic advisors work individually with students to plan their degree programs and small class sizes allow students to have close, personal contact with their professors. Free tutoring is readily available through the Teaching and Learning Center. Scholarships, grants and loans are available to assist students with tuition.