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    Lackawanna College

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    Accounting

    Degree information

    This curriculum, with its applications orientation, enables graduates to qualify for entry-level employment within organizations specializing in finance, such as banks, investment companies, brokerage houses or the finance departments of corporations.

    The concentration provides a basic core of accounting and finance courses as well as business and general electives that meet the needs of individual students. The program is designed to acquaint the student with the basics needed to perform financial analysis and planning related to budgeting in a business environment.

    Objectives

    • Demonstrate mastery of basic accounting principles, practices, and procedures relating to various types of business entities.
    • Use computer programs and packages that facilitate data entry, calculation, and posting of accounts, as well as the preparation of tax returns.
    • Practice accounting procedures in relation to investment, depreciation, equity, cash flow, inventory, and receivables.
    • Identify current federal tax policies and provisions and clarify issues such as taxable and non-taxable income, deductible expenses and losses, capital gains, and related themes.
    • Define fundamental business principles through the study of law, management, economics, and statistics.

    View the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2014).

     

    Accounting degrees are offered at the Scranton campus and Towanda Center.