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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology

Associate of Applied Business in Accounting Technology

Course Delivery

100% online

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Credits earned may apply toward the Bachelor of Science in Technology

*Based on 12-18 semester hours for a full-time student, completing program in 4 semesters.

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Accounting Technology provides students with a broad range of practical accounting and communication skills and teamwork experience. These combined skills prepare students for immediate entry into the accounting technology field in numerous environments, including manufacturing, retail, service and governmental organizations.

Program Structure

  • 63 minimum total credit hours
  • 21 courses

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyze and record business transactions, prepare financial statements and complete all other procedural steps in the accounting cycle of a company.
  • Identify different manufacturing costs, record transactions to reflect the cost flow of a manufacturing company, and prepare various management reports.
  • Prepare individual tax returns (manual and electronic).
  • Maintain accounting records of a company utilizing a general ledger software package.

Admissions Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

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Important Dates


Classes Begin

Fall 2022 Semester


Fall Break

Fall Break


Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester


Courses for the online AAB in Accounting Technology prepare students to work in the accounting technology field across a range of industries. Topics include financial accounting, managerial accounting, accounting software, tax preparation, cost accounting and general business fundamentals. All students must also take a set of non-major courses in economics, communication, technical writing and math, as well as 9 credit hours of electives selected from the disciplines of accounting technology, business management technology, information technology and office technology.


All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.


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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State/International*
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$302.50 lower division
$354.50 upper division
$907.50 lower division
$1,063.50 upper division
Approximate Cost: $13,300 $312.50 lower division
$364.50 upper division
$937.50 lower division
$1,093.50 upper division
Approximate Cost: $14,000

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Attention Regional Campus Students: There is an additional $162.10 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $111.45 per credit hour for upper division fully online regional campus courses. This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Business programs.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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