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Accounting & Business Administration

  • For students with the expectation of entering a baccalaureate college or
  • For students who plan to earn a two-year associate degree
  • 60 total credit hours or more for completion
    • 39 core credit requirements
    • 21 credits of elective coursework
  • Offered at Devils Lake Campus, Online-learning and Grand Forks Air Force Base
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

Program Description

Professionals working in accounting and business administration must be able to process and accurately interpret large volumes of financial information. Lake Region State College's Accounting and Business Administration program combines the two closely linked fields to provide students with a broad understanding of finance, management and marketing. This curriculum is designed for students who plan to earn a two-year degree and enter the workforce, or who plan to work toward a baccalaureate degree in business administration or accounting. It provides the broad background required, as well as the beginning courses in the specialty.

Graduates of the program are able to:

  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles to measure, process and communicate financial information about a sole proprietorship, partnership or a corporation.
  • Use basic budgets and standard costs as aids in planning and controlling operations.
  • Apply managerial accounting concepts and principles.
  • Classify and record revenues and expenditures appropriately.
  • Identify, compare and use financial statements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal environment in which businesses operate.
  • Course Overview

    Associate in Art Transfer Degree

    ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I 3
    ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II 3
    COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
    ENGL 120 College Composition II or
    ENGL 125 Introduction to Professional Writing 3
    MATH 103 College Algebra 3
    MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 3
    POLS 115 American Government 3
    *General Education Arts and Humanities 9
    *General Education Math, Science and Computer Science 4
    *General Education Physical Education (HPER) 2
    *Program Electives
    TOTAL CREDITS Physical Education (HPER) 60


    Program Electives

    ACCT 207 Managerial Accounting 3
    ACCT 215 Business in the Legal Environment 3
    BVED 217 Fundamentals of Management Information 4
    CIS 104 Microcomputer Database 3
    CIS 105 Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3
    MATH 146 Applied Calculus I 3

    Accounting careers can be much more than preparing tax returns.
    Have you thought about becoming:

    • IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent
    • Comptroller - watch all outgoing and incoming finances of an organization or government
    • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - responsible for a company's financial goals and budgets
    • International Accountant
    • Forensic Accountant

    The American Institute of CPAs offers more career ideas.

    Business Administration degrees may lead to a job in: 

    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Education
    • Management

    At Lake Region State College you can accomplish many skills including public speaking, problem solving, conflict resolution, time management, leadership skills, economics, business information systems, and business ethics.

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