A minor in Accounting is one of two business minors available at UVM (the other minor is Business Administration). For the minor in Accounting, students need to successfully complete: 2 prerequisite courses, 3 required courses and 2 Additional Courses.  Students must earn at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA in the Accounting  Courses.

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.

2 Prerequisites

For catalog years 2018 and later:

2 prerequisite/co-requisites courses completed with an overall 2.00 GPA or higher and no grade lower than a C-:

  • EC 011 – Macroeconomics or EC 012 – Microeconomics
  • MATH 019 or 021 – Calculus or 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.


The following 3 courses are required and must be completed with a grade C- or higher:

  • BSAD 060 - Financial Accounting
  • BSAD 061 - Managerial Accounting,
  • BSAD 161 - Corporate Financial Reporting 1


Please see the catalogue for Additional Upper-Level Accounting Course Choices.


Students interested in pursuing their CPA and enrollment in the Masters of Accountancy degree (MAcc) are required to complete BSAD 162, as one of the 100/200-level Accounting minor courses.

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 234.

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. Contact a GSB Advisor at gsbcss@uvm.edu to review the requirements for the Accounting Minor. Once you have the prerequisites complete please submit an application.

For further information

Please contact The Center for Student Success, 100 Kalkin Hall, gsbcss@uvm.edu, (802) 656-4015. An advisor can review the Minor Program of Study with you and answer your questions.