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Accounting Technology Major (A.A.B.)

Program Overview

The accounting technology program at Ohio University Regional Campuses offers a two-year program for accounting technicians leading to the Associate in Applied Business degree. After fulfilling the degree requirements, program graduates are prepared to enter the workforce in junior accounting positions in a number of business and industry sectors.

Because accounting technology students attend many classes with students from other majors, their experience is broadened by the diversity of all that attend OHIO regional campuses.  The same responsibilities and standards of academic achievement apply to all Ohio University students, regardless of their major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the accounting technology major, students will be able to:

  • Identify, interpret, and analyze basic business transactions
  • Identify and describe the accounting cycle and apply accounting principles under both a manual system and at least one modern accounting software system.
  • Describe, prepare, and analyze general purpose financial statements. 
  • Use financial reports and statistical techniques to understand a company's health and aid in decision making.
  • Effectively use modern spreadsheet and/or other technology to aid in decision making.
  • Identify and describe the effects of taxation on individuals and the business entity.
  • Identify and describe the managerial accounting functions required for effective business decisions.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates have obtained employment with government, hospitals, school broads, CPA firms, retail stores, corporations, with duties including payroll, accounts receivable, general ledger bookkeeping, auditing, and tax return preparation. Opportunities for students at the completion of the program include account analyst, accounting clerk, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, insurance clerk, payroll clerk, junior accountant, staff accountant, and staff auditor.

    Academic Catalog

    The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
    Academic Catalog

    Program Details

    Associate in Applied Business


    College of Business 
    Accountancy, School of 
    Copeland Hall 514
    Athens, OH 45701
    Phone:  740.593.2020
    Fax:  740.593.2412

    Administrative Contact

    Tanya Hire, contact person