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University Catalog

Accounting Study Sequence (Associate of Arts in General Studies)

Vision Statement

Consistent with the mission of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, a regional university that serves the needs of the St. John Valley and the state of Maine, the Accounting Study Sequence fosters excellence in scholarship and academic achievement in an interactive educational environment.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Accounting Study Sequence is to develop students as liberally-educated citizens, life-long learners in a changing world, become proficient bookkeepers and accountants.


Program Description/Goals

The Accounting Study Sequence provides the two-year student with opportunities to develop skills toward careers in Accounting. This program fits within the mission, goals, outcomes, and procedures of the four-year Business Management Program concentration in Accounting. This program is designed for students who seek entry level positions in accounting and business management. It also serves as a gateway to a four-year degree.


Student Learning Outcomes

The Accounting Study Sequence prepares students for careers in accounting and business. The outcomes of the program are that the graduate will be a well-rounded, professional person who is literate, numerate, and analytical; this person will be appreciative of the arts and sciences as well as possess skills in interpersonal communication and leadership.


Program Requirements

CRN Course Name Credits
  General Education Requirements 29 credits
Business Requirements
BUS 100 Accounting Principles I 3 credits
BUS 101 Accounting Principles II 3 credits
BUS 211 Principles of Business Management 3 credits
BUS 302 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
BUS 303 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
BUS 308 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 314 Auditing & Forensic Accounting 3 credits
  Electives 13 credits
Total 63 credits

Recommended Support Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
BUS 219 Business and Professional Speaking 3 credits
BUS 260 Business Ethics 3 credits
MAT 280 Finite Math II: Linear Systems and Math of Finance 3 credits

Techniques for Assessment

  1. Individual student electronic portfolio with demonstrations of knowledge and skills.
  2. Comprehensive exam of professional skills.

Suggested Course Sequencing

Fall Semester Freshman Year

CRN Course Name Credits
HUM 102 First Year Experience 3 credits
BUS 100 Accounting Principles I 3 credits
BUS 211 Principles of Business Management 3 credits
COS 103 Introduction to Information Technology 4 credits
ENG 100 English Composition I 3 credits
Total 16 credits

Spring Semester Freshman Year

CRN Course Name Credits
  General Education:  Oral Communication 3 credits
ENG 101 English Composition II 3 credits
BUS 101 Accounting Principles II 3 credits
MAT 280 Finite Math II: Linear Systems & Math of Finance 3 credits
  General Education - Natural Science 4 credits
Total 16 credits

Fall Semester Sophomore Year

CRN Course Name Credits
BUS 260 Business Ethics 3 credits
BUS 302 Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
  General Education - Arts & Humanities 6 credits
  General Education - Behavioral & Social Sciences 3 credits
Total 15 credits

Spring Semester Sophomore Year

CRN Course Name Credits
BUS 303 Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
BUS 308 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 314 Auditing & Forensic Accounting 3 credits
  Electives 4 credits
Total 13 credits