Accounting and Finance Minor

The Minor in Accounting and Financial Information course of study will help students develop a stronger understanding of the accounting data used for analytical decision-making across all disciplines. Accounting is “the language of business” and every entity uses accounting information for decision-making purposes.

Professionals with greater accounting knowledge can provide greater value to clients and employers by understanding not just “top-level” numbers, but also the relationships between these numbers and how accounting choices and management decisions influence these numbers. Complementing competency in other disciplines, the Minor in Accounting and Financial Information will enable students with the knowledge and skills needed to measure and analyze the effects of business decisions and transactions. Further, the minor will help students understand how specific accounting choices can alter the information used in decision-making and affect outcomes. These skills are critical regardless of career path or employer type (i.e.,corporations, small and medium sized businesses, start-ups, government entities and non-profit organizations all use accounting information for decision-making purposes).

The Minor in Accounting and Financial Information will provide students with a broader set of career opportunities and a knowledge base that enhances their judgment and decision-making skills both in their professional career and personal lives.

The Minor in Accounting and Financial Information is open to both Paul College and Non-Paul College students. Paul College students must complete Path 1 all other students can select Path 1 or 2. The minor consists of two required courses (8 credits) and three elective courses (12 credits).

Choose one of two paths 1
Path 1: Open to any student required for Paul Students.
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Elective Courses (3 Required)
Path 2: Only for Non-Paul Students.
Survey of Accounting
Topics in Accounting (Survey of Accounting II) 2
Elective Courses (3 Required)
Choose at least 2 courses from the list below. 3
Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Advanced Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Federal Taxation
Financial Statement Analysis
Topics in Accounting (Accounting Anayltics) 2
If only two courses are chosen from the list above: then choose one course from the list below:
Personal Finance
Uniform Systems for the Hospitality Industry
Health Care Financial Management (department approval required)
Intellectual Asset Management for Engineers and Scientists (department approval required, fall semester course only)
Additional course(s) by petition to the Department of Accounting and Finance
  • A minor consists of 20 semester hours with a grade of C- or better and a 2.0 grade point average. 
  • Courses taken on a pass fail basis my not be used to satisfy minor requirements.
  • No more than 8 credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor. 
  • Students are responsible for checking pre-requisites for all courses listed.
  • All transfer courses must be evaluated for equivalency.
  • No more than two transfer courses may be applied to the minor. 
  • Capacity may be limited.

For course as “Topics in Accounting" (or equivalent), please make sure that the course has the same title (not simply the same number) as the listed course for it to count for the minor.


Suggested Pathway: The Minor has been designed to allow students from varied backgrounds to pursue study in accounting. The following are NOT required but simply presented as possible groups of courses representing what may be an underlying motivation for studying this Minor. Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Path:

  • ACC 621 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACC 623 Advanced Managerial Accounting