The knowledge and skills that you gain from studying accounting are useful in a wide range of careers. UMN Morris's accounting minor will introduce you to the theory and practice of accounting, including the basics of generally accepted accounting principles. The accounting minor also enables you to concentrate in taxation, cost accounting, auditing, or financial accounting. It may also help you qualify to take the CPA exam. A minor in accounting can be paired with any major at UMN Morris.

You’ll earn this minor by taking introductory classes at UMN Morris and advanced classes through UMN Crookston’s accredited accounting program, which are delivered in-person or online. 

Questions about the minor can be directed to UMN Morris faculty member Lauri Wyum, wyumx003@morris.umn.edu.

Degree Requirements

Graduate in Four Years

Required Courses

A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor to graduate with an accounting minor. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.

The credits earned at UMN Crookston count toward the 120-credit total needed to complete a bachelor of arts degree at UMN Morris. 

As a UMN Morris student, you must complete the Application to Register at Multiple University of Minnesota Campuses (Multi-I) before enrolling in UMN Crookston classes. If you take Crookston classes in successive semesters, you need only complete the application form before the first Crookston class. If you, as a UMN Morris student, have a semester without a Crookston class, then you’ll need to reapply for the Multi-I.

Accounting Core

  • MGMT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (4.0 cr) - UMN Morris course
  • MGMT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (2.0 cr) - UMN Morris course
  • MGMT 3133 - Managerial Accounting (4.0 cr) - UMN Morris course
  • ACCT 3201 - Intermediate Accounting I (4.0 cr)
  • ACCT 3202 - Intermediate Accounting II (4.0 cr)
  • ACCT 3220 - Accounting Systems (3.0 cr)
  • Accounting Electives (Choose 6 credits)
  • ACCT 3301 - Cost Accounting I (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 3302 - Cost Accounting II (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 3900 - Internship (1.0-12.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4110 - Advanced Accounting I (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4111 - Advanced Accounting II (3.0 cr)
  • ACCT 4221 - Auditing I (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4310 - Auditing II (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4404 - Income Tax I (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4405 - Income Tax II (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4420 - Income Tax Preparation (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4500 - Forensic Accounting (3.0 cr)
  • ACCT 4511 - CPA Review Course--Regulation (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4512 - CPA Review Course--Financial Reporting and Accounting (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4513 - CPA Review Course--Auditing and Attestation (3.0 cr) 
  • ACCT 4514 - CPA Review Course--Business Environment and Concepts (3.0 cr) 


Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing an accounting minor, you will be able to

  • understand generally accepted accounting principles;
  • perform accounting functions based on generally accepted accounting principles; and
  • perform accounting functions using various accounting and tax software.

General Education Requirements

The University of Minnesota and its faculty are committed to providing an education that invites you to investigate the world from new perspectives, learn new ways of thinking, and grow as an active citizen and lifelong learner. The University’s general education requirements are designed to be integrated throughout your four-year undergraduate experience. These courses provide you an opportunity to explore fields outside your major and complement your major curriculum with a multidisciplinary perspective.

Careers & Graduate School

Career Options

There are certain graduate degrees and many careers in which you’ll benefit from having an accounting minor. Some specific accounting-related fields include the following.

  • Forensic accounting and auditing
  • Tax accounting, consulting
  • Financial accounting, management
  • Internal auditing for corporations or government organizations
  • Banking and management

Cost of Attendance

The University of Minnesota Morris is a national public liberal arts college committed to making a high-quality education available to students from across the country. Expenses for housing, meals, books and supplies, transportation, loan fees, and personal expenditures can vary.

Research & Engagement

Pursuing scholarly activities as an undergraduate student will give you a head start on your career or graduate program, helping you advance professionally—before you graduate.

Quick Facts

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