Program Overview:

The Associate’s degree in Accounting & Business Administration program is tailored to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in various business roles. Students undergo comprehensive training in accounting, business organization and management, business law, marketing, economics, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat. The curriculum also focuses on developing supervisory and customer service skills, along with an understanding of human resources management. Graduates are prepared for roles such as Assistant Manager, Sales Associate, Bookkeeper, and Accountant, among others.

Credential Awarded:

Successful graduates receive an occupational Specialized Associate Degree

Certifications Available:

Laurel’s program prepares students to take industry recognized certifications such Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access

Program Advisory Committee:

To ensure the program's relevance and alignment with industry standards, Laurel holds annual Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings with individuals familiar with occupational requirements. Changes to the program are made in consultation with relevant authorities.

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.


Laurel Institutes Online

Laurel is dedicated to providing career-focused education and professional certifications for individuals seeking employment in various careers in response to the needs of the regional employer community. We are proudly accredited by Accrediting Commission of Careers Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Accreditation is a form of quality control, ensuring that institutions of higher education satisfy certain standards. To ensure we always meet those standards, Laurel is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of License Schools. Laurel is permitted to offer programs through the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education; Laurel Technical Institute is Registered with the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (No. 08-07-1870T (Hermitage) No. 14-07-2048T (Meadville)). Laurel is also approved to participate in NC-Sara through the PA Department of Education.

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