The principles of accounting matter in nearly every career you pursue. Maybe you plan to work in the finance industry, or maybe you want to be equipped to manage your own business more effectively. Whatever the reason, an accounting minor can set you up for success in a variety of industries.Request Info
If you want to leave college ready to charge into the business world with practical, working knowledge—not just book knowledge—of accounting and finance, then it’s time to consider an accounting major at Dordt. Number crunching + problem solving + critical thinking = a future filled with success.
What You'll Learn
Students who pursue an accounting minor at Dordt dive headfirst into the world of accounting and finance. It’s more than classrooms and textbooks. You’re exposed to real-life accounting situations to back up your foundational knowledge. That’s why so many Dordt grads have achieved professional success in both public and private accounting across the globe.
What You Can Do With An Accounting Minor
Dordt’s accounting program will give you the training and insight for service in the accounting and finance industry. Our graduates go on to work as financial audit analysts, tax accountants, staff accountants, and assurance associates.
An Auditor analyzes company reports to make sure it aligns with their actual transactions.
Financial Analysts help individuals and businesses make decisions that focus on leading to profit.
A Financial Advisor is responsible for providing financial guidelines or advice to customers such as investment management, tax planning, and estate planning.
To earn an accounting minor, students will need to complete five required business administration courses and must choose two additional upper-level business administration courses from a variety of options.
- Principles of Financial Accounting: Introduces the concepts and terminology of accounting and financial reporting for modern business practices.
- Principles of Managerial Accounting: An introduction to managerial accounting, presenting basic accounting concepts that are important to management decisions.
- Intermediate Accounting I: Analysis of financial accounting theory and current practice.
- Intermediate Accounting II: Includes special financial reports and financial analysis.
- Advanced Accounting: A comprehensive study of accounting problems of partnerships, consolidations, branch operations, bankruptcies, estates, trusts, etc.
- Cost Accounting: A study of measurement and evaluation of production costs, including job order costing, process costing, standard costing, and quantitative methods of costing.
- Federal Income Tax: A study of federal income tax regulations and forms, based on the Internal Revenue Code, with primary emphasis on tax problems for the individual.
- Advanced Federal Income Tax: A study of federal income tax regulations and forms, based on the Internal Revenue Code, with primary emphasis on corporations, partnerships, S corporations, estates, and trusts.
- Fraud Examination: In this course students will study fraud examination which is a methodology for resolving allegations of fraud from inception to disposition. The process involves gathering evidence, taking statements, writing reports, and assisting in the detection and prevention of fraud.
- Not-For-Profit Accounting: Accounting methods and managerial analyses employed for governmental bodies and private and public not-for-profit institutions.
- Accounting Information Systems: Students will develop a variety of technology and business analysis concepts and skills as users, managers, designers, and evaluators of technology and technology-driven business processes. The student will develop an understanding of how organizational processes generate information important to management. This course will use daily assignments, papers, a project with presentation, and tests. Significant discussion will pertain to the design and implementation of an accounting information system according to a Reformed perspective.
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