Accounting BS Curriculum

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Accounting is an information system that represents the economic resources and responsibilities of business or nonbusiness enterprises. Monitored over time, it is used as a decision-making tool for allocating resources and evaluating responsibilities.

Accounting information affects major economic decisions that have national and international impact. The accounting program teaches analytical, theoretical, communication, and leadership skills necessary for effective accounting and advancement in public, private, and government careers.

The program prepares students to become accountants in business and government by providing accounting, business, and liberal education courses.

Program outcomes: graduates will


Program Delivery

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Admission Requirements

For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.


General Requirements

All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.


Program Requirements

Students must complete 40 upper division credits.

Accounting Program Requirements (59 cr)
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
ACCT 3201 - Intermediate Accounting I (4.0 cr)
ACCT 3202 - Intermediate Accounting II (4.0 cr)
ACCT 3220 - Accounting Systems (3.0 cr)
ACCT 3301 - Cost Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 3302 - Cost Accounting II (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4110 - Advanced Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4111 - Advanced Accounting II (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4221 - Auditing I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4310 - Auditing II (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4404 - Income Tax I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 4405 - Income Tax II (3.0 cr)
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
GBUS 3107 - Legal Environment in Business (3.0 cr)
GBUS 3117 - Business Law (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3100 - Managerial Finance (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)

 

Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits are required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
PSY 1001 - General Psychology [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)

 

Technology Requirements (3 cr)
CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)

 

Open and/or Recommended Electives
Students need to take enough open and/or recommended elective credits to satisfy the 120 credit requirement for graduation. The following are recommended electives: ACCT 3900, ACCT 4420, ACCT 4500, ACCT 4511, ACCT 4512, ACCT 4513, ACCT 4514.


Program Sub-plans

A sub-plan is not required for this program.

Accounting OnlineAccounting Online

The accounting online program has the same curriculum as the classroom delivered accounting program with the addition of one course. GBUS 1005--Orientation to Online Programs is a required one-credit course. This results in a one credit decrease in the number of open and/or recommended electives required.

Accounting is an information system that represents the economic resources and responsibilities of business or nonbusiness enterprises. Monitored over time, it is used as a decision-making tool for allocating resources and evaluating responsibilities.

Accounting information affects major economic decisions that have national and international impact. The accounting program teaches analytical, theoretical, communication, and leadership skills necessary for effective accounting and advancement in public, private, and government careers.

The program prepares students to become accountants in business and government by providing accounting, business, and liberal education courses.

 

Accounting Online Specific Requirements (1 cr)
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Programs (1.0 cr)

 

 

 


Accounting Minor Curriculum

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A minor in accounting complements several other majors. The accounting minor introduces students to the theory and practice of accounting, including the basics of generally accepted accounting principles. The accounting minor has flexibility to allow a student to concentrate in taxation, cost accounting, auditing, or financial accounting. The accounting minor also may be used to help qualify the student to take the CPA exam.

Program outcomes: students who earn an accounting minor will


Program Delivery

This program is available:


Minor Requirements

Accounting Requirements
Required courses - 20 credits
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
ACCT 3201 - Intermediate Accounting I (4.0 cr)
ACCT 3202 - Intermediate Accounting II (4.0 cr)
ACCT 3220 - Accounting Systems (3.0 cr)
ACCT 3301 - Cost Accounting I (3.0 cr)
or ACCT 4221 - Auditing I (3.0 cr)
or ACCT 4404 - Income Tax I (3.0 cr)

 

Accounting Electives
Students must complete 6 credits from the following listed courses. The courses selected must not include the 3-credit course the student selected from the "or" choice of courses under Accounting Requirements.
Take 6 or more credits(s) from the following:


Program Sub-plans

A sub-plan is not required for this program.

Accounting Minor OnlineAccounting Minor Online

A minor in accounting online complements several other majors. The accounting minor online introduces students to the theory and practice of accounting, including the basics of generally accepted accounting principles. The accounting minor online, which has the same curriculum as the classroom delivered accounting minor, has flexibility to allow student to concentrate in taxation, cost accounting, auditing, or financial accounting. The accounting minor online also may be used to help qualify the student to take the CPA exam.

Program outcomes: students who earn an accounting minor online will

 

Technology Requirement
Required course - 1 credit
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Programs (1.0 cr)