associates Degree

Looking for a promising career in a growing industry? Look no further!

In today’s business world, there is an increased need for professionals in the accounting field. In fact, from 2010 – 2020, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to increase by about 16%.* The growth is undoubtedly due to the focus on strong, rigorous, ethical accounting practices and transparency.  Private and public companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations all need qualified bookkeeping, accounting, and financial professionals.

The Accounting program at Bay State College is designed so our students can learn a variety of skills including:

  • Corporate Accounting (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Managerial Accounting)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Taxation
  • Governmental and Not-for-profit Accounting
  • Auditing

The program is a part of the overall Management degree, so in addition to accounting knowledge, students will have the opportunity to develop intellectual, interpersonal and communication skills that will contribute to a graduate’s success in the business world.

In addition to preparing graduates for careers as bookkeepers, accountants, or auditors, a degree in Accounting could open a number of opportunities in a variety of fields. Graduates can find careers as budget analysts, cost estimators, financial analysts, loan officers, personal financial advisors, tax examiners, tax collectors, or tax revenue agents.  While most of these careers require a Bachelor’s degree, students who successfully complete the Associate’s in Accounting will be well-prepared for Bay State’s Bachelor of Science in Management, with concentrations in Finance, Healthcare Management, Marketing, or Management Information Systems.  Students may also consider moving on to Bachelor’s programs in Accounting at other colleges after completing their degrees at Bay State.

Ready to take your first step towards a career in accounting?  We’re ready to guide you the rest of the way!

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Accountants and Auditors, on the Internet at

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As part of our mission to make education accessible to all, Bay State College is proud to announce the opening of our Taunton campus. Our beautiful new facility hosts some of our most popular degree programs—providing the same quality education you’d receive at our Back Bay campus in a more convenient location for students who live outside of Boston.
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