Accounting & Business Management

Ohio Business College

Associate of Science in Accounting and Business Management

Accounting jobs continue to be in high demand. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for positions like bookkeepers, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll clerks and accounting clerks is expected to rise by 4% or 61,700 jobs by 2029.

People in these positions work with numbers and help businesses of all sizes create profit and loss statements, prepare tax returns and handle investments.

One of the easiest ways to break into the accounting business is by earning a two-year associate degree in accounting.

About the Accounting & Business Management Program

Ohio Business College offers an associate degree program in accounting that can be completed full-time or part-time, with day or evening classes.

Our Accounting and Business Management curriculum is well-rounded and will give you a taste for many aspects of the accounting business. Our knowledgeable and friendly instructors have worked in the accounting field and bring their real-world experience to the classroom. Our small class sizes ensure that you will have plenty of access to them for additional help.

During the course, you will become adept at the latest accounting software and relevant tax laws.

Also, part of your degree program, Ohio Business College offers career counseling and placement services.

24-month Associate's degree

Full-time; Day or Evening

Job placement assistance

Lorain County & Sandusky

With that in mind, accountants are in high demand. According to data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), employment of accountants is projected to increase by 10 percent through the year 2026, relative to 2016. An accounting background also comes in handy if you run your own business. If you are looking to learn accounting and business management skills, Ohio Business College’s Accounting and Business Management associate’s degree program could be the right fit for you to start or change your career.


In Ohio Business College’s Accounting and Business Management program, you will learn the essential accounting and business skills necessary to be successful starting your own business or keeping the books in someone else’s. Our Accounting and Business Management curriculum is well rounded and will give you a taste for many aspects of business. Our caring instructors have real world accounting experience that enhances your educational experience and with smaller class sizes, you will have more access to them for additional help.

During the course, you will become adept at the latest accounting software and relevant tax laws. After you earn your associate’s degree, you will be prepared to perform important tasks such as:

  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Auditing
  • Taxes
  • And More!

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for certification in:

  • Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Quickbooks (optional)

What Can You Do With An
Associate Degree in Accounting?

There are several positions you can get with a two-year, associate degree in accounting. These include:

  • Bookkeeper -- Prepares accounts for a company or organization, documenting daily financial transactions. Typically, bookkeepers are responsible for preparing four key financial statements: income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and statement of changes in equity. Bookkeepers help businesses make sound budgeting decisions.
  • Payroll Specialist -- Payroll specialists make sure that employee payroll gets processed on time and accurately. In addition, they handle payroll deductions for things like taxes, 401k contributions and health insurance premiums. They work closely with the human resource department and are needed in virtually every industry.
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist -- This job involves handling, verifying and paying company bills as well as handling and correctly posting money that is received by the company from customers and others.
  • Auditing -- Larger companies often have dedicated auditing departments that work independently of the general accounting department. These auditors verify the books of different departments, branches, or subsidiaries to make sure that they are adhering to company policy and general accounting practices.
  • Tax Specialist -- As the name implies, a tax specialist works on preparing corporate or individual tax returns. This can be on a freelance basis, for a seasonal tax preparation company or for a corporation. Tax specialists may also work as consultants during the time between tax seasons, helping companies and individuals understand tax rules and maximize their tax deductions.

The average salary for someone with an associate degree in accounting is $51,000. However, that figure can vary a great deal depending on your job title, your experience in the field and your location.

As we mentioned above, the number of accounting jobs is expected to increase during the next eight years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Externship Opportunity

One of the best parts about our Accounting and Business Management program is the externship component of the curriculum. That means you will leave Ohio Business College with real-world accounting experience under your belt. With our alumni network and our ties to local employers, the options for externships are plentiful. Employers in Northern Ohio actively seek out our accounting students to fill their extern roles.

OBC Difference

The Accounting and Business Management program at Ohio Business College is offered at our Lorain County and Sandusky campuses. To accommodate our students’ busy lives, we offer day and night scheduling options. Our campuses are friendly and professional learning environments dedicated to improving your chances for success.

If you need help paying for your education, financial aid is available to those who are eligible by filling out the FAFSA. Our financial aid staff provides FAFSA assistance if you need help filling out the application.

Our Accounting and Business Management program will equip you with skills that will help you throughout the course of your accounting career. To discover everything Ohio Business College and our two-year associate degree program in accounting and business management have to offer, call the campus of your choice or fill out the online form. One of our friendly admissions representatives will be in touch with you shortly.

We look forward to seeing you at Ohio Business College!