Financial Studies


Financial Studies Program Overview

The large size of the finance field ensures plentiful job opportunities, as many bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are expected to retire or transfer to other occupations. Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to grow by 10 percent during the 2008-18 decade, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations.

These occupations are one of the largest growing occupations in the economy, with about 212,400 new jobs expected over the projection’s decade. A growing economy will result in the need for more financial transactions and other activities that require record keeping by these workers.


What Will This Curriculum Teach Me?

Student’s enrolled in this program will learn how to:

  • Identify the core principles of Accounting & Finance (understanding financial statements, rules of operations, accounting tools, journal entries, income statements, etc.)
  • Apply the core principles of Bookkeeping
  • Analyze bookkeeping equations
  • Use a double-entry system
  • Navigate profit and loss statements
  • Properly ledge accounts
  • Use Payroll Profession while mastering federal regulations dealing with wage, hours, profit making, and taxes
  • Use Quick Books and Excel proficiently 
  • Use Peachtree financial software
Are you excited about a career in finance? Find out how The E.D.P. School can help get you started!

Federal Definition of Accounting & Finance

Accounting is identified in the Federal Code and defined as a program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Title 42, Chapter 6A, Subchapter V, Part F, Sec. 295p of the Federal Code states that the term “Accounting and Finance” in an academic environment is used to define a program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting, bookkeeping and finance and to perform other related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

National Center for Education Statistics