University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Minor in Accounting

A minor in Accounting is one of two business minors available at UVM (the other minor is Business Administration). For either minor, students need to submit an application and successfully complete the prerequisite courses. Applications are available in 101 Kalkin Hall. Complete the minor application for non-business majors.

To be awarded a Minor in Accounting, a student must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in the minor courses. The minor GPA consists of BSAD 60 and BSAD 61 and four upper-level accounting courses from the list outlined below.

Why minor in Accounting?

An accounting background is useful for many career paths. Most obvious are jobs directly related to accounting and finance. However, people in many other careers and in a variety of settings — corporate, small business, or not-for-profit organizations — find an understanding of accounting useful. Due to recent changes in the CPA licensure process, many students are opting to stay at UVM to earn the Masters in Accountancy degree (MAcc). Additional questions regarding the MAcc can be directed to any member of the Accounting faculty.


The courses must be completed with a GPA of at least a 2.0 before you can be admitted to the minor in Accounting:

  • ECON 11 - Macroeconomics
  • ECON 12 - Microeconomics
  • MATH 19 or 21 - Calculus
  • STAT 141 or (STAT 111 and STAT 211) - Statistics*

*For students whose majors require a Statistics course, the following courses are approved as substitutes for STAT 141: EC 170, NR 140, PSYC 109 and 110, STAT 143

  • BSAD 60 and BSAD 61 - Financial & Managerial Accounting

Note: BSAD 60 and BSAD 61 must be completed with a C (2.0) in each course to be admitted to the Accounting minor. We recommend that you complete these courses as soon as possible after your first year. You will need overrides to register into these courses: please contact Student Services. If you plan to graduate in four years, these must be completed by the end of your junior year.


  • BSAD 161 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • BSAD 162 - Intermediate Accounting II

Plus two of the following:

  • BSAD 260 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • BSAD 264 - Federal Taxation
  • BSAD 265 - Accounting Information Systems
  • BSAD 267 - Auditing
  • BSAD 268 - Advanced Topics in Management Accounting

Read general requirements from the UVM Catalogue.

Computer competency

Students are presumed to have basic microcomputer literacy, including a working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software. Students lacking this basic knowledge are responsible for attaining it through course work, self study, tutorials or workshops.

How do I pursue a minor in Acconting?

First, check with your own Dean's Office to determine if the minor in Accounting is accepted by your School or College and will be possible within your remaining degree requirements. Complete our Minor Application. Once you have met the prerequisite requirements you will receive notification of your admissibility to the minor.

For further information

Please contact Student Services, 101 Kalkin Hall,, (802) 656-4015. An advisor can review the Minor Program of Study with you and answer any of your questions.

Last modified September 16 2013 04:05 PM