Business Administration


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Program Duration

2 years (Four Semesters)

Program Type

Associate of Applied Science

Median North Arkansas Salary

$50,600 accountant; $35,900 bookkeeping and accounting (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

Any industry needs accountants to help manage their finances and advise them.


About The Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting stresses modern accounting practices and how they fit into modern business practice. The critical importance of proper business ethics in the accounting profession is emphasized in this program.

ACBSP Accreditation

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

This degree is designed to get students into a career upon graduation.

Faculty Contact

Cheryl Keymer
Department Chair of Business and Information Technology
(870) 391-3225

Northark accounting student Crystal Ragland

“I became interested in accounting because I am the treasurer for my church, our local non-profit mission and deputy treasurer for Searcy County. Since starting the program, I now have a better understanding of credits and debits in accounting vs in banking, income statements, cash flows and how to balance businesses from beginning to end. I plan on running for county treasurer in 2023."

- Crystal Ragland, accounting student

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply accounting principles to prepare general purpose financial statements.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business.
  • Apply pertinent financial data to business decision-making.
  • Illustrate logical sequence for effective communications.
  • Utilize critical thinking in addressing issues.
  • Accurately record economic events.