Business Management & Accounting Overview

Method of Instruction:

Class Times:
Morning or Night Classes Lectures

Program Length & Type:
14-Month (60 weeks) Associates of Applied Science Degree

A.A.S. Degree Program Overview

The Associates of Applied Science (AAS) BMA Degree curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individuals who intend to work in a business setting. This program features courses from both the Accounting and Business Management fields of study. You will have the opportunity to learn accounting for both service and merchandise businesses along with Quickbooks and other office software applications utilized for business accounting. You will also receive instruction in Management, Humans Resources, Business Law, and other general business courses. The (AAS) degree program also includes courses such as database management applications, tax preparation and creating reports.


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What Does A Business Manager And Accountant Do?

An Associate’s degree in Business Management and Accounting qualifies you to work in entry-level positions in both the business and accounting fields. Some of these opportunities may include accounting positions as a bookkeeper or accounting/auditing clerk. The role of business manager and accountant frequently combine in the position of an Office Manager.

Someone with a Business Management and Accounting AAS Degree might be required to do some or all of the following duties1:

  • Examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures and identify potential risks for fraud
  • Organize, analyze, and maintain financial records
  • Assess financial operations, identify risks and challenges, and make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits

Other opportunities in business could include supervisory or management roles in a private company. If private-sector jobs aren’t your preference, perhaps a public sector job with an accounting role in local, state, or federal government.

How Long Is The Business Management And Accounting Program?

National Career College’s Business Management and Accounting Program takes 14 months to complete. Our Business Management and Accounting Degree program is available online with both day and evening classes offered.

What Will You Learn In A Business Management and Accounting Program?

The following classes and course modules are offered in the Business Management and Accounting at National Career College:

  • Accounting for Service Businesses
  • Accounting for Merchandise Businesses
  • Quickbooks Accounting 1
  • Quickbooks Accounting 2
  • Business Management Skills
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Marketing
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Business Law
  • Computer Operating Systems
  • Database Applications
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet 1
  • Spreadsheet 2
  • Including five General Education courses:
    • Mathematics
    • Communication Skills
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • American History

The program provides expanded knowledge and understanding of general education courses which are beneficial to students in interacting within their community and beyond. Upon graduation from National Career College, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Management and Accounting. There is no required certification or licensure for employment after completing National Career College’s Accounting and Business Management program.

Where Do Business Managers And Accountants Work?

Business Management and Accounting Associate Degree graduates work in entry-level business and accounting positions. Following graduation, students could become qualified to find work in a range of businesses or institutions, such as2:

  • Accounting (tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services)
  • Finance firms
  • Insurance firms
  • Government agencies
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Self-employed work

National Career College also prepares graduates for their new careers by teaching them how to search for jobs, prepare for interviews, develop a professional resume, and ‘Dress for Success.’

What Is The Job Outlook For Business Managers And Accountants?

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for Business and Financial Occupations to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 20303.

More About Careers In Business Management And Accounting

For more information about a career in Business Management & Accounting, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website.

Local Wages for California (ONET):
43-3031.00 – Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Local Wages

Standard Occupational Code (SOC):
43-3031.00 – Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):
52.0305 – Accounting and Business/Management

Business Management And Accounting Training Near Me

If you live in or around the Panorama City area in California, National Career College offers Business Management And Accounting training at the following location:

National Career College Campus 14355 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402

Financial Aid

At National Career College, we don’t want finances to limit your career opportunities. Your education is one of the most important investments you can make. If you are unable to afford the education costs on your own, you may qualify for financial aid. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify! Please visit our Financial Aid Page to find out more!


  1. BLS: What Accountants and Auditors Do
  2. BLS: Accountants and Auditors Work Environment
  3. BLS: Business and Financial Occupations