Associate of Business
Accounting/Computer Information Systems
There’s a place for an accountant in every business, in every industry; public accounting, government, private industries. Even privately owned, small family businesses need accounting.– Carla Spalding Baker Accounting Program
The Accounting/Information Systems program reflects the interrelationship of these two disciplines in today’s business environment. Computer-based accounting systems that record, maintain, and summarize financial data have made it possible for accountants to present relevant, useful information more quickly and effectively.
In this program, you will:
- Learn software applications as well as accounting and finance principles and fundamentals.
- Develop a combination of analytical skills and technical knowledge.
- Apply your knowledge and skills in real-world applications through internship and/or cooperative education opportunities.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The Accounting/Computer Information systems Program is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The average annual salary for Accountants is about $54,500.
- Salaries increase to an average of $57,000 for tax preparation accountants, and an average of $47,200 for accountants working for state government.
- Employment opportunities for Accountants are expected to grow 18 percent by 2016, which is faster than average.
- Faster-than-average growth of Accountant and Auditor jobs will result from an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and greater scrutiny of company finances.
- There will be growing demand for forensic accountants due to an increased focus on investigating financial crimes.