Two New Accounting Minors for Undergraduate Students

March 20, 2013
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Two  accounting minors are now officially available for students. The first minor, ‘Accounting’, will provide a great opportunity for interested Undergraduate students who want to be involved in business in a significant way. Students interested in management of large non-profit organizations should also consider minoring in Accounting. The second new minor, ‘Fraud Examination’, is beneficial for anyone who wants to help reduce the cost of fraud in business, government or non-profit organizations.  These minors are not open to students pursing a BS in Economics with specialization in Financial Analysis or students majoring in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics.

The Accounting minor will consist of the following fours courses: Introduction to Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and Intermediate Accounting II. Each course in the twelve-credit sequence must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Each of these courses stresses the use of financial information in lieu of preparation of financial information.

The minor in Fraud Examination will consist of the following four courses: Digital Forensics for the Fraud Examiner, Forensic Accounting I, Forensic Accounting II and Seminar in Forensic Financial Analysis. The courses cover fraud prevention, fraud detection, fraud investigation and remediation. Each course in the twelve-credit sequence must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Completing either of these minors will improve student’s career prospects by providing them with a solid background in accounting that can be highly regarded in business, government and non-profit organizations. The career opportunities in accounting are extremely varied. Potential job titles may include: Budget Analyst, Financial Accountant, Management Accountant, Forensic Accountant, and Tax Accountant. There are also career opportunities with the GAO, FBI and IRS. A current job posting for a FBI Forensic Accountant requires 24 credits in accounting; six of the 24 can be in business law.