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Accounting is a field that offers challenging and meaningful work, a career opportunity, good working conditions, and a rewarding salary. According to the 2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, and has a 2016 median pay of $68,150 per year. According to the 2014 Job Outlook published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, finance and accounting are again the top business degrees in demand.

The Accounting curriculum is continually modified and updated to keep pace with ever-changing rules, laws, and technology. The program focuses on providing the student with the accounting skills needed for the job, as well as on the analytical skills needed to evaluate situations and look at the "big picture." The degree provides a foundation in economics, law, management, finance, and computer technology.

Program Goal

The student will be able to transfer to a four-year college or university with a solid accounting and overall business studies foundation to continue their accounting education in a seamless manner, or become employed in an entry-level accounting position.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Have a practical working knowledge of financial and managerial accounting
  • Know how to operate at least one accounting software program
  • Know how to prepare a complex individual tax return
  • Be able to prepare accurate and well-organized financial statements
  • Be able to make the adjustments needed to create financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analytical thinking, oral and written communication, and applied mathematical skills
  • Articulate the necessity for continued education through a bachelor degree and national licensing such as the CPA or CMA

Admissions Requirements

Although the Accounting program does not have any specific admissions requirements, an individual with criminal charges may not be able to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Please check with the NH Board of Accountancy before pursing a degree in accounting if you have been convicted of a criminal charge and want to become a CPA.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer credits earned at other accredited institutions with a grade of "C" or better in courses with equivalent content. Appropriate transfer credits may be accepted within a ten-year period.


The Department of Business Studies is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). Our national accreditation allows our graduates to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in all regions of the country.

Employment Opportunities

MCC has a working partnership with Robert Half International, KBW and Staff Hunters (placement agencies for accounting / finance professionals), where they can assist accounting students to find temporary and permanent placement in accounting-related jobs. Graduates of the program are ready for entry-level positions in public accounting, private industry, government, non-profit organizations, and international arenas. Accounting careers include jobs in such areas as cost accounting, taxes, auditing, managerial accounting, consulting, personal advising, general ledger, and forensic accounting.

Transfer Opportunities

The Accounting Associate degree transfers in its entirety to many four-year colleges and universities. Southern New Hampshire University accepts 90 credits from MCC and awards scholarships to MCC accounting graduates based on academic performance. Locally, Plymouth State University, UNH-Manchester, and Franklin Pierce University accept accounting graduates. Credits also transfer nationally to ACBSP accredited colleges.

Accounting Degree

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT113M Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
BUS114M Management 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
ENGL110XM or
College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
4 0 4
MATH145M or
Quantitative Reasoning or
Quantitative Reasoning - Corequisite
4 0 4
FYE100M MCC Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 17 2 18
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT123M Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
BUS212M Business Law I 3 0 3
ECON134M Macroeconomics 3 0 3
MATH202M Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
  Business Elective (ACCT, BUS, ECON, FIN, MKTG) 3 0 3
  Total 16 0 16

Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT213M Cost Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT216M Software Systems Applications 2 2 3
ACCT220M Intermediate Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT243M Federal Income Taxes - Individual 3 0 3
PHIL240M Ethics 3 0 3
  Total 14 2 15
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
ACCT215M Cost Accounting II 3 0 3
ACCT221M Intermediate Accounting II 3 0 3
ACCT222M Intermediate Accounting III 3 0 3
BUS210M Organizational Communications 3 0 3
  Science Elective (BIOL, CHEM, ENVS, ESCI, GEOL, PHYS) 3 0 3
  Total 15 0 15
Total Credits - 64


Accounting Certificate

ACCT113M Accounting and Financial Reporting I 3 0 3
ACCT123M Accounting and Financial Reporting II 3 0 3
ACCT213M Cost Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT216M Software Systems Applications 2 2 3
ACCT220M Intermediate Accounting I 3 0 3
ACCT243M Federal Income Taxes - Individual 3 0 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
Total Credits - 21


Accounting Operations - Specializations Description

MCC offers a series of classes focusing on specialized accounting skills that prepare you for entry level jobs and for national certification in one of the specialized areas of Accounting Operations. The independent national certification and classroom education add credibility to your skill set and increase your chances of being hired.

The following individual classes prepare a student for national certification examinations: