Are you thinking about majoring in business analytics, finance, marketing, or management? Then we encourage you to think about adding a minor in accounting to your plan of study.
Get a basic foundation in sound, ethical accounting practices and tailor your courses to your life and career goals. If you enjoy math and working with financial data, a minor in accounting is a great choice, especially if you want to work in the financial industry or start your own business.
Understanding generally accepted principles of accurate, reliable accounting practices will make an impact on your personal and career success.
College graduates with accounting backgrounds can obtain excellent jobs in the public or private sector with good salaries, increasingly generous employment benefits, career stability, and opportunities for advancement.
Even in your daily life, understanding how to track, budget, and account for your personal finances is important. Whether it’s paying off student loans, saving for your first home, or planning for retirement, an accounting minor will provide you with practical, useful information that you can put to good use over the course of your lifetime.
Marian’s accounting courses emphasize hands-on, experiential learning opportunities and developing essential skills like critical thinking, analysis, and collaboration. Case studies, real-world examples, and project-based learning are all utilized in the Byrum School’s accounting curriculum.
To earn our 24-credit accounting minor, you’ll complete:
You’ll also complete six elective credits, choosing from courses like:
|Business analytics||Accounting||Database administrator, operations research analyst, supply chain or logistics manager, production planning manager|
|Finance||Accounting||Financial analyst, personal financial advisor, financial examiner, loan officer, risk and compliance manager, commercial and consumer banking specialist|
|Management||Accounting||Human resource manager, management analyst, business manager, general manager, expeditor, operations manager|
|Marketing||Accounting||Sales director, business development manager, account executive, market researcher, brand manager, or fundraising manager|
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here are employment projections for some of those occupations.
|Occupation||Growth through 2026||Median salary (2016)|
|Sales manager||7 percent||$117,960|
|Logistician (supply chain manager)||7 percent||$74,170|
|Human resource manager||9 percent||$106,910|
|Fundraising manager||10 percent||$107,320|
|Database administrator||10 percent||$84,950|
|Financial analyst||11 percent||$81,760|
|Management analyst||14 percent||$81,330|
|Personal financial advisor||15 percent||$90,530|
|Operations research analyst||27 percent||$79,200|
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