2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Minor

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The McLaren School of Management offers six minors for students in non-business majors.

The minors are reflected on students’ transcripts, and require a letter grade and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor. Students interested in a Business minor should consult with their adviser to declare the minor and to review the specific course requirements and necessary prerequisites for the courses.

The Accounting Minor program provides the opportunity for non-business majors to acquire accounting knowledge and skills from the perspective of the user of accounting information (as opposed to a preparer perspective). Accounting is the language of business, and fluency in accounting opens many doors. The minor is designed for those students majoring in technical fields that involve the direct or indirect use of the knowledge and skills of accounting,  for those students who wish to gain a better understanding of accounting to gain financial literacy for personal use, and for those students who want to enter careers in public and private accounting but also related fields, such as banking and consulting or positions in government, industry and social service organizations. Although the accounting minor is not intended to prepare students for the CPA exam, it significantly enhances the knowledge base and marketability of students in related disciplines. 

The program provides excellent groundwork for students who apply to graduate programs in accounting, business and law. This program may allow USF undergraduate students the opportunity to fast-track their admission into the Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA) program at the School of Management. 

Note: completion of a Minor  in Accounting does not fulfill CPA educational requirements. Those who seek CPA eligibility should pursue a Major in Accounting.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students earning a minor in Accounting will be able to:

  • Use terminology of accounting
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles to business transactions
  • Apply critical and analytical decision-making skills to accounting issues
  • Identify and analyze financial information to make effective managerial decisions
  • Recognize ethical and legal issues facing accounting professionals

Minor Requirements (20 units)

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