#### The Accounting Math Professional

Increasingly, basic math – addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. – is more and more useful in daily life. Despite the combination of letters and numbers, parentheses and exponents, algebra has just as much use as these basic functions not only in daily life, but in every job function as well. Likewise the ability to analyze and interpret data is more and more valued in this data- and information-driven world. At the root of this analysis lie the basic principles of statistics. Interpreting data for business – no matter what sector it is – is imperative to making informed decisions. And with information and data so much more widely available than ever before, there’s no excuse not to use this information to make sound business decisions every day. Algebra and statistics are fundamental skills individuals require for success regardless of the industry they enter, particularly in pursuing careers in Business or Computer Science.

#### The Accounting Math Professional Program

This program takes students through the fundamentals of algebra and statistics as well as their endless applications. Students will learn to solve multiple types of equations including both linear and quadratic functions and master the skills necessary to solve challenging word problems, including actual scenarios one encounters on the job. Further, this program will ensure students gain the skills necessary to perform complex statistical analysis of selected samples, understand how to choose the most applicable samples for study and draw conclusions from the analysis pulled from various data sets. Students will learn to gather multiple answers to questions posed every day in business using statistical distributions, probabilities, confidence intervals and more! Once able to build applicable statistical models and interpret the data pulled together, these skills will serve students in their future careers.

#### Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

• Differentiate among various processes used in manipulating algebraic expressions
• Analyze algebraic equations and inequalities and evaluate a function
• Evaluate the relationship between functions and graphs illustrating functions
• Analyze polynomials & rational functions, evaluate exponential and logarithmic functions
• Apply various techniques to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities
• Analyze the factorial function and explain the fundamentals of a statistical study
• Describe data sets and their measures in different forms
• Use descriptive statistics to describe and make statements about the data set
• Describe a normal distribution and make calculations using z-scores
• Use inferential statistical tests to describe population parameters
• Construct confidence intervals and use them to interpret population means
• Formulate null and research hypotheses for claims made about population means
• Use an appropriate statistical technique to test a hypothesis
• Describe the linear association for a set of paired data
• Calculate and interpret the chi-square test of independence
• Use MS Excel to organize data and calculate statistical tests alongside Microsoft Office

Education and National Certifications

• Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
• There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
• There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
• Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this  program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program  will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

#### Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.