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Accountancy Minor

Minor in Accounting

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to learn the right business skills to start your company off right? Perhaps you want a competitive advantage in the job market as you pursue a leadership position in the business field. Adding an Accounting minor to your undergraduate major at the University of Central Missouri gives you the skills you need to do just that.

At UCM, we understand that to be successful in business, you need more than just leadership skills and industry knowledge. You also need to understand how a business works, so you can apply your ideas based on their impact on the bottom line. An accounting minor helps you achieve this to improve your managerial decision-making and position you as an influential leader.

A powerful undergraduate program recognized for excellence

Through a combination of in-person, online and hybrid courses, learn accounting skills from expert faculty who are all certified professionals in their fields. In fact, the AACSB recognized our program’s quality with an additional accreditation above what UCM’s School of Business already holds. This reflects our commitment to high standards for our program courses, student outcomes and faculty qualifications.

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AACSB-accredited program since 1995

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100% of faculty are licensed professionals

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Ranked by US News and Work Report as a Midwest Region Top Public School

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Forbes has named UCM as one of the 2021 America's Top Colleges

What you will study

Undergraduate Accounting minors take courses that teach vital information about the business field. This includes the tools and framework to understand financial statements, accounting reports and tax information. These skills set you apart from other job candidates who don’t have the same background in business. 

On top of that, you’ll gain a better understanding of how your own personal finances work, which prepares you for financial stability and future success.

UCM's Accounting minor includes the following courses:

  • Foundations of Financial Reporting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I, II and III
  • Tax I
  • Advanced Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration students can earn the minor in Accounting in as few as 15 credit hours due to course overlap.


Excellence in Accounting

  • The School of Accountancy, including the Accounting minor, at the University of Central Missouri is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
  • UCM’s School of Accountancy and Accounting program has a second, specialized AACSB accreditation — 1 of only 190 in the world. This means we meet the highest standards for curriculum excellence, learning outcomes and faculty qualifications.
  • All Accounting program faculty are licensed professionals in their fields, holding titles such as CPA, CMA and attorney.


Unique learning opportunities in the Accountancy minor

As an Accounting minor at UCM, many opportunities are available to apply your skills outside the classroom. 

  • Internships: Get real-word experience applying your accounting skills. You’ll benefit from the number of available opportunities due to our Warrensburg campus’ location near Kansas City. Students have also found internships in St. Louis, Columbia and other towns throughout Missouri.
  • Faculty mentorships: UCM’s Accounting program faculty make themselves available to students both inside and outside of class. Pair with a faculty mentor who shares your interests to learn more about the field and find out about jobs, internships and networking opportunities.
  • Dedicated workspaces: Find a quiet place to focus on your studies in our private computer lab. These workspaces are reserved solely for students in one of UCM’s Accounting programs. 
  • Student life: Join other upper-level Accounting students in the Beta Alpha Psi student organization. Group members encourage scholastic and professional excellence, as well as provide opportunities for networking. You can also join the Accountancy Students Organization and attend speaker series, participate in social events and perform community service.


What can you do with a minor in Accountancy from UCM?

As an Accountancy minor, any field is open to you. Give yourself a competitive advantage over other job candidates who don’t understand the financial aspects of how a business works. Accounting skills also make you more competitive for leadership roles within an organization because of your ability to contextualize your business decisions based on their financial impact.

UCM’s minor in Accountancy can also help you start your own business, if you’re pursuing the path of entrepreneurship. The accounting, tax and financial skills gained prepare you to start your company off with a strong monetary foundation.

Jobs for Accounting minors

Explore the interactive tool below to learn more about professional opportunities, salaries and types of jobs available to students completing a minor in Accounting.




Financial assistance options for your Accounting minor

We want everyone who wants a college education to get one. To that end, the University of Central Missouri provides you with a wide range of options to help you finance your undergraduate education and put your degree — and the Accounting minor — within reach. This is one of the reasons that LendEDU recognized the University of Central Missouri as a top-ranked university for low student debt. 

Some undergraduate programs also offer scholarships exclusively to students in their fields of study. Explore the financial assistance options listed on your primary major’s webpage for more information about the scholarships available to you, even as an Accounting minor.


Explore programs related to Accounting.

If you find the theories and skills taught in the Accounting minor interesting, you may want to explore these related undergraduate minors.


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