Learn interpersonal, communication, analytical, decision-making, customer service and computer skills that are essential for success in business.
Associate of Applied Science
60 Credit Hours
Certificate of Applied Science
30 Credit Hours
The increasing complexities of the business environment have created the need for individuals who possess a greater diversity of skills. Interpersonal, communication, analytical, decision-making, customer service and computer skills are essential for success in business.
An associate degree in Management Technology provides these skills and prepares students for entry-level positions in organizations with career paths that eventually lead to supervisory and management positions. The program also prepares employed individuals for upward mobility within their organizations.
A concentration in accounting prepares the student for a nonsupervisory position. This person performs a variety of complex clerical and entry level accounting activities applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of accounting and other records, and preparing financial, statistical, and/or technical reports to ensure accurate accounting records.
Accountants and Auditors
2019 Median Pay
$71,550 per year
Number of Jobs
1,424,000 in 2018
Average employment growth.
We have excellent full-time and part-time faculty with real-life experience. Our business programs will provide knowledge in accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing, management, and business computer software. They will also enhance your critical thinking, communication, and mathematics skills.
Our Associate of Applied Science degree business programs can be completed within two years if you take all of the required courses within two academic calendar years. Many students who are working full-time, and who have other obligations may take longer to complete the degree requirements. If you have course work from other accredited colleges you may be able to complete the program in less time.
The more education and diversified skills that you acquire, the more opportunities that you will create for yourself, and allow you to more easily achieve your career goals. Mountwest’s business programs provide a quality business education and a variety of marketable skill sets.
We have articulation agreements with a number of four-year institutions. Marshall University is one of those institutions. Many of our graduates pursue Baccalaureate degrees from the University in either Accounting, Finance, or Management.
The keys will be your ability to manage your time, keep up with your chapter readings and assignments, asked for help if and when you are struggling with a class, and stay connected with your professors. The Mountwest faculty are advocates for you and want to see you succeed.
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Accounting paraprofessionals are qualified for numerous career opportunities such as accountant’s assistants, accounting clerks, bookkeepers, banking support staff, finance support staff and income tax preparation clerks. Having completed some college is becoming increasingly important for financial clerks, particularly for those occupations requiring knowledge of accounting. For occupations such as bookkeepers, accounting clerks and procurement clerks, an associate degree in business or accounting often is required.
Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.
In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, these workers will continue to be needed to prepare and examine financial records. In addition, as more companies go public, there will be greater need for public accountants to handle the legally required financial documentation.