Minor inAccounting

Minoring in Accounting involves the study of financial transactions. You’ll learn to gather, record, analyze and communicate financial information for individuals and organizations.

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Accounting Curriculum Overview

Minoring in Accounting involves the study of financial transactions. You’ll learn to gather, record, analyze and communicate financial information for individuals and organizations. What do investors need to know to assess performance? What reporting issues do low-income taxpayers face? How are lost funds traced? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any business or organization as you take 28 credit hours toward an accounting minor in conjunction with a different bachelor’s degree major.

Required: 16 credits (and in sequence)
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
ACC - 201 Prin of Acct (Financial) 4
ACC - 202 Prin of Acct (Managerial) 4
ACC - 311 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC - 312 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACC - 413 Cost Accounting 4
ACC - 411 Advanced Accounting 4
ACC - 412 Auditing 4
LAW - 411 Federal Income Tax 4

This class introduces the student to the role of accounting in the business world. The principles and concepts of financial accounting and analysis of accounting statements are covered. Accounting cycles, procedures and balanced sheet classifications are emphasized.

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This course is continuation of ACC201 with an emphasis on liabilities, corporate equity measure measurement and earnings per share calculations. The course examines the evaluation of financial goals with an introduction to managerial accounting topics including cost/volume/profit analysis, responsibility accounting, allocation methodologies, budgets and cash flow. (Prerequisite: ACC201)

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This course is an expansion of topics covered briefly in Principles of Accounting. The course develops the student's ability to analyze complex financial accounting reporting problems and discusses financial accounting measurements, revenue and expense recognition, inventory cost and valuation, long-lived assets, costing valuation and amortization. The student is also introduced to selected topics in international accounting. (Prerequisite: ACC202)

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This course is a continuation of ACC311 with emphasis on liabilities, corporate equity measurement and earnings per share. The course also explores the areas of evaluation of financial goals, performance review and special topics in financial reporting, such as: accounting for income taxes, leases, pensions and cash flow. (Prerequisite: ACC311)

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This course develops and uses accounting data for managerial decision-making. Cost concepts for planning and control, cost/volume/profit relationships, responsibility accounting and inventory planning and control emphasized. (Prerequisite: ACC202)

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This course covers the advanced study of accounting principles including: accounting for combined corporate entities, consolidated statement preparation and analysis, branch accounting, partnership accounting, accounting for international transactions, governmental accounting, non-profit accounting and accounting for bankruptcies, estates and trusts. (Prerequisite: ACC 312).

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This course defines the ethical and legal responsibilities of the auditor and covers the topics of the preparation of the audit program and working papers for the audit of the financial statements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS). (Prerequisite: ACC311)

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This course studies the application of the law of federal income tax to individuals. Both procedural and substantive tax laws are examined. The policy behind the applicable code provisions is explored. Students extensively research a variety of tax problems.

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An academic minor normally consists of 20 to 24 credits taken in courses in one area or related areas of study prescribed by the faculty.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Bruce Corrie Associate Vice President for University Relations and International Programs, Professor of Economics

Dr. Corrie is well known in the Twin Cities community for his work on the economic contributions of immigrants and minorities.

Rev. Dr. Michael Dorner Vice President for Finance, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Michael Dorner has served as Concordia University, St. Paul’s Vice President of Finance since 2004.

Phillip Hampton Term Faculty of Finance

Prior to his career in academics Hampton served a number of years in the finance sector, with positions at Metris Companies, U.S. Bancorp, Federal Reserve Bank and Piper Jaffray.

Dr. Nancy Harrower Associate Professor of Marketing and Management

Dr. Nancy Harrower brings a practical approach to teaching marketing principles.

Renata Mayrhofer Instructor of Business Management, Chair Business Administration and Management Program
Mr. Barry Siebert Term Faculty of Accounting

Career Potential

  • Buyer
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Controller
  • Credit Analyst
  • Government Accountant
  • Government Auditor
  • Import/Export Agent
  • Independent Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Loan Officer
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Treasurer

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