Hiram College

Accounting and Financial Management

A Lorain County Community College Partnership Program

Develop your ability to evaluate, analyze and critique business strategies and transactions based on principles of accounting, taxes, auditing and cost management. Program course work can teach you to recognize, develop, use and analyze the financial and economic impact of different business strategies, while teaching you to effectively communicate your findings.

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Krystal Iwuagwu

Program Counselor, LCCC

Hiram College is proud to partner with Lorain County Community College to bring Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting and financial management and integrated environmental studies to community college campuses.

Become proficient in key aspects of accounting, auditing, taxation and cost management, and develop the quantitative and analytics skills you need to understand a company’s bottom line. If you’re not planning on a career in public accounting, the Hiram curriculum will prepare you for a variety of careers in business, industry, finance, non-profit organizations or government.
Hiram’s degree completion programs let you:

  • Transfer up to 75 hours of eligible credits
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in as few as 18 months through dual enrollment programs
  • Complete coursework online and attend classes every other weekend on campus

Career Outlook

This program, along with additional course work, can prepare you to become a certified public accountant or work in a variety of positions in the business, industry, finance, non-profit and government fields.

Course Options

If you wish to pursue a career in public accounting, choose from these two options:

  • Additional undergraduate hours: You may take extra courses at the undergraduate level to obtain the required 150 semester hours of college credit to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.
  • Master’s of Accountancy: Designed to prepare you for CPA licensure in as little as one year, this program is a great choice if you’re looking to develop a comprehensive understanding of modern accounting and strategy.

Parallel LCCC Programs

Associate of Applied Business in Accounting

Admission Requirements

  • You must have 67 semester hours of credit to apply toward the Associate of Applied Business in Accounting. Complete the following courses: ACTG 151, ACTG 265, ACTG 251 & 252, ECNM 151, BADM 251, FNCE 251, ENGL 161 & 162, MTHM 151 or 171, Natural Science w/Lab Elective Humanities or Fine Arts
  • You must have a 2.5 overall GPA at LCCC, a 2.0 overall GPA in Business/Economics courses, and at least a 2.0 overall GPA in an Accounting course
  • You must earn at least a “”C”” in all courses

The curriculum consists of 53 semester hours that include general graduation courses and the junior and senior-level accounting and business courses listed below. All courses are taught by Hiram College Faculty and will be delivered via two-way interactive distance learning technology. For information about coursework click here.

For more information contact:
Krystal Iwuagwu
iwuagwukr@hiram.edu
Program Counselor, LCCC
440.366.4804
University Center Building, room 110D