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. Complete the minor application for non-business majors

To be awarded a Minor in Accounting, students must complete both BSAD 060, Financial Accounting and BSAD 061, Managerial Accounting each with a grade of C or higher. In addition, students must complete four upper-level accounting courses with a cumulative average of 2.00.

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 2.00 before you can be admitted to the minor in Accounting:

  • ECON 011 - Macroeconomics
  • ECON 012 - Microeconomics
  • MATH 019 or 021 - Calculus
  • STAT 141 - Statistics*

*For students whose majors require a Statistics course, the following courses are approved as substitutes for STAT 141: EC 170, NR 140, PSYS 053 (formerly PSYC 109) & PSYS 054 (formerly PSYC 110), STAT 143

  • BSAD 060 and BSAD 061 - Financial & Managerial Accounting

Note: BSAD 060 and BSAD 061 must be completed with a C (2.00) in each course to be admitted to the Accounting minor. We recommend that you complete these courses during your sophomore year. You will need overrides to register into these courses: please contact Student Services.


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

Plus two of the following:

  • BSAD 260 - Financial Statement Analysis(approval required from Accounting faculty member)
  • BSAD 264 - Corporate 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.

Business Administration and Accounting minors are charged a $75/semester Business School Technology fee. This fee covers installation of Microsoft products on your computer (including Windows & Office Professional), 24/7 access to our Computer Labs in Kalkin, free printing, and software & hardware support in Kalkin 227.

How do I pursue a minor in Accounting?

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 July 09 2015 12:18 PM