Accounting Minor Requirements


Minor Requirements

4 Core Courses

  • ECN 111. Introduction to Macroeconomics, or ECN 112. Introduction to Microeconomics
  • BUS 109. Managerial Statistics, or ECN 215. Data Analysis, or equivalent course
  • BUS 112. Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS 209. Financial Analysis

4 Elective Courses

Select from the following.

  • BUS 212. Managerial Accounting (offered in the fall semester)
  • BUS 340. Intermediate Accounting I (offered in the fall semester)
  • BUS 341. Income Tax Accounting (offered in the fall semester)
  • BUS 342. Auditing (offered in the spring semester)
  • BUS 343. Intermediate Accounting II (offered in the spring semester)
  • Special topic elective courses are also offered from time to time.

With the prior permission of the Director of the Accounting Minor or the Chair of the Department of Business Management, relevant special topic courses from other Washington College departments or taken at study-abroad partners may also be counted for the minor. See the catalog entry for the Business Management major for more information regarding study-abroad partners offering business-related courses.

Preparation for Graduate Studies and the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam 

Students intending to pursue careers in public accounting are encouraged to consider entry into a Master of Accounting program upon graduation.  Washington College has partnerships with Master of Accounting programs offered by Loyola University Maryland and William & Mary.  It is recommended that students planning to enter a Master of Accounting program complete the following sequence of classes.  For more information, contact Prof. Lansing Williams, Accounting Minor Faculty Advisor. 

Junior Year

  • Fall: Intermediate Accounting I
  • Spring: Intermediate Accounting II

Senior Year

  • Fall: Managerial Accounting and Income Tax Accounting
  • Spring: Auditing

Student Opportunities

While internships are not required for the minor, they are strongly encouraged. Please contact the Director of the Minor or the Chair of the Department of Business Management for information regarding earning academic credit for internships.