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  • Program Designation: Minor

    Program Contact: Ernest Kallenbach

    Academic Division: Management and Education

    Program Description:

    The goal of our accounting program is to prepare you to be on the decision-making team, not just account for the decisions.

    With a minor in accounting, you are going to graduate with a liberal arts background and a degree in another discipline. That way, you will have critical-thinking and analytical skills. You'll be able to effectively communicate. And, you'll have a knowledge of the environment, which will be affected by the decisions.

    Our graduates are working with businesses to develop strategies. They're working with investors to analyze mergers and acquisitions. And, they're working with boards of directors and all types of organizations to measure and communicate financial results.

    Several of our recent graduates have gone into public accounting. However, others have also embarked on careers in managerial accounting and government accounting. A number of graduates have entered corporations as accountants and have moved into other areas such as management and marketing.

    Minor Requirements

    A minor in accounting may be earned by completing the following requirements:

    Total credits required for the minor: 19

    *required for the business management major

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.