2019-2020 Catalogue

Minor in Accountancy

All business professionals use accounting information to make decisions. The minor in Accountancy provides students the opportunity to create a program of study that will enhance their knowledge of how business performance is measured. The requirements are flexible enough to allow students to sample a variety of accounting courses or to combine courses that are focused on a particular theme.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AC 311Financial Accounting and Reporting I3
Three courses in accounting (designated as AC) for which pre-requisites have been met. Possible course combinations around themes: 9
Financial Reporting
Financial Accounting and Reporting II
Advanced Accounting
Federal Taxation
Information Systems Audit and Control
Accounting Information Systems
Financial Statement Auditing
Design and Control of Data and Systems
Financial Accounting and Reporting II
Federal Taxation
Advanced Federal Taxation

The minor is NOT open to students majoring in Corporate Finance and Accounting OR Information Systems Audit and Control.

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.