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Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

Accounting Minor

Requirements for the Minor

Why a minor in accounting?

Because a minor in accounting is a good fit with any area of business in which you seek a career, whether it be marketing, management or finance.

What value will I get from an accounting minor?

Whether you become a marketing manager for a popular brand of snack foods, an investment analyst for a brokerage house, or a human resource manager evaluating the cost of employee benefits, you will use financial statements, budgets and other accounting information on a regular basis to make decisions that affect the company. By completing a minor in accounting, you will be better prepared to analyze accounting information and apply it to the decisions you face on a regular basis in your job. In addition, expanding your background in accounting can enhance your professional opportunities at each step in your career path.

The accounting courses required will prepare you to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business world. We also encourage you to get involved in community projects such as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) to prepare taxes for low income individuals and families, the elderly, and other students. The Accounting Students Association is a good way to meet accounting professionals and get your career off to a good start.

Who are the accounting faculty?

What courses will I take?

Please see the course listing for the full array of courses. Note that if you major in business administration, you need to take only four additional courses to complete the minor in accounting. Two of those four courses are electives that you can select from the areas of tax, financial, managerial and governmental accounting and that are suited to your career interests.