Business Administration: Accounting

Associate of Science

Monroe Community College

  • Designated As
    Signature Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    62
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Science
  • Contact Us
    518-445-4140

Earn your Associate of Science online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

  • Summer Semester Starts June 6th
  • Fall Semester Starts August 29th
  • 100% Online
  • 62 credits
  • Earn SUNY general education credits
  • $196 per credit hour
  • Equal to the first two years of a bachelor's degree
  • Transfer as a junior to an Accounting BS
  • Accounting Principles 1 & 2, Principles of Marketing, Economics
  • Personal success coach through graduation

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Overview of Monroe CC Business Admin: Accounting - Online

The Business Administration: Accounting degree at Monroe Community College is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor's degree program. The 2-year, fully online accounting degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year school with full junior status. The Business Administration: Accounting Program includes accounting, business, and general education courses to provide a sound background for further study and a career in accounting. After 2 years of full-time study, students can then seamlessly transfer and pursue their four-year B.S. in Accounting at SUNY.


What You Will Learn in the 2-year Accounting Program

After completing the accounting program, a student is prepared to:

  • have a solid foundation to explain fundamental business concepts and theories within core business disciplines
  • discuss current issues that impact business, which may include ethics, social responsibility, globalization, diversity, inclusion, or sustainability.
  • apply information technology to support business tasks or inform decision-making.
  • evaluate various environmental impacts on business, which may include legal, social, or economic contexts.
  • analyze situations or solve problems in business settings using critical thinking skills.
  • apply legal principles to practical business situations.
  • demonstrate effective communication skills using a variety of methods.
  • complete all steps of the accounting cycle.
  • analyze data, which may include budgets or variance reports, to support managerial decisions.
  • apply quantitative reasoning skills in performing job duties which may include ratio analysis or cost-volume-profit computations.

Requirements for the Program

Students who are interested in the associate degree need:

  • MTH 104 - Intermediate Algebra - with a grade of C or higher,
  • MCC Level 8 Mathematics Placement, 
  • or permission of the Business Administration Department Chairperson.

Students who place at MCC Level 4 - 7 in the Mathematics Placement require permission from the Business Administration Department Chairperson. Students who place at MCC Level 8 in Mathematics or higher will automatically meet the admission requirement.


 A Level 8 math student must take MTH 165 - College Algebra. Level 9 or Level 10 math students do not need to take College Algebra and may take an open elective instead. Students below Level 8 math can work with their advisor for guidance.


What can you do with an Accounting AS?

After earning an associate degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting, students can enter the workforce while they finish a bachelor's degree. Graduates from the program have obtained jobs as tellers, office managers, bookkeepers, tax assistants, and some go on to start their own small businesses, but an AS degree is just the first step. 


Students who graduate with an AS in Business Administration: Accounting are prepared to transfer as a junior to a 4-year accounting degree offered at SUNY. Starting with an associate degree gives students the most affordable path to a bachelor's degree, and after earning a BS in accounting, students enter the workforce with both an associate and bachelor's degree. 120 credits are required to sit for the CPA exam, so after completing an undergraduate degree, graduates advance to a graduate degree program or graduate classes to meet the 150-credit requirement for a CPA license in New York.


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What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

Courses you will take online

  • Accounting Principles I and II
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Micro and Macro Economics
  • Intro to Business
  • SUNY General Education Courses
  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning

  • 100% Online
    This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
  • Same faculty as on-campus
    The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
  • SUNY Online Success Coach
    Success Coaches are available for onboarding, networking, and success webinars with coaches and peers. One-on-one application support is available (no application fee).
  • Personal assistance
    Tutoring support is available as well as additional support from our 7-day-a-week helpdesk.
  • Program elements
    This program has been identified as a high-needs area and has received regional accreditation. Articulation agreements are in place for easy transfer.
  • Additional elements for specific programs
    -Experiential learning opportunities
    -Industry accreditation
  • SUNY Online Signature Program
    In addition to the features listed above, this SUNY Online Signature Program includes 24/7 support, incorporates industry-leading teaching practices, and targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond.
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  4. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  5. Send in your academic records
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