Accounting is the Language of Business

An accounting minor allows students to sample the accounting field while still focusing on their major. An accounting minor greatly compliments the skills developed in almost all business disciplines and allows non-accounting majors to broaden their education at Western.

While accounting may not be your main field of study, the principles of accounting are useful in many career paths. Accounting is widely considered the language of business, and your understanding of key concepts will equip you in the business world.

 

Declare the Minor    Full Details & Curriculum

Accounting Minor Flowchart
  1. ACCT 240 Financial Accounting
    ACCT 245 Managerial Accounting
  2. Choose:
    ACCT 341 Intermediate Accounting Theory & Practice 1
    or
    ACCT 375 Income Taxation
  3. 8 Additional Credits in Accounting with Advisement
    ACCT 331: Cost Management

Registering for Classes

Non-Business Majors

Meet or email your Accounting Minor Advisor  each quarter to plan your classes and arrange overrides to register for upper-level accounting classes. 

Business Majors

As a major in the College of Business and Economics, you can register for 300- and 400-level accounting courses if you have provisional or full major status in your declared major.

During the first week of Phase I registration, enrollment in 300- and 400-level accounting courses is restricted to majors who have to take the class as a requirement in their major. After the first week, upper-level accounting courses are made available to all CBE majors who have completed the foundation courses and met the prerequisites.

Contact Your Minor Advisor

Morgan Freed

Academic Department Manager

Department of Accounting

Parks Hall 451

Morgan.Freed@wwu.edu