Accounting (Minor)

Accounting (Minor)

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An accounting minor is a valuable addition to any major. There are many career prospects in the accounting field as opportunities continue to grow at an impressive rate.

What is accounting?

Local public accounting firms have voiced that there is increased need for accounting professionals, and that trend is also reflected nationally, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a 10% job growth rate between 2016 and 2026. The accounting minor prepares students with the skills and techniques to understand financial statements and analyze the impact of transactions—skills that are useful in all career paths or entrepreneurial aspirations.

Why study accounting at UNH Manchester?

The accounting minor at UNH Manchester was created to give students financial skills that are valuable in virtually every industry. While not intended to train or qualify students to take the CPA exam, the accounting minor introduces you to the basics of accounting,which can lead to further study of specialization areas. You’ll learn from faculty who are experts in accounting, adding a professional distinction to the program.

Potential careers

  • Actuary
  • Certified public accountant
  • Commercial banker
  • Credit manager
  • External auditor
  • FBI agent
  • Internal auditor
  • Loan officer administrator
  • Tax accountant
  • Underwriter


Curriculum & Requirements

Opportunities for growth in the field of accounting continue at an impressive rate, with solid employment opportunities for anyone who qualifies for, and wants a job in the field of accounting. Students will find value in adding this minor to a major of their choice. Upon completion of the Accounting Minor, students should be able to: 

  • demonstrate an understanding of skills and techniques to be able to recognize  transactions and how to record them
  • explain and analyze the impact of transactions on an entity’s status
  • pursue an expanded use of the UNH degree with options to specialize in financial recording and the ability to understand financial statements
  • consider the pursuit of certifications that supplement their career potentials, such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

The Accounting Minor can also be used to gain financial skills in all career paths or entrepreneurial aspirations. While the minor is not all-inclusive to train or qualify students to take the CPA exam, it can be used to expose students to the basics of accounting, and may lead to further study of specialization areas in accounting.  Faculty assigned to these courses offer expertise and/or certifications in the specific content areas, adding a professional distinction to the program.  

All five courses (20 credits) applied to the Accounting minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C-and an overall GPA of 2.0.

Required Courses
BUS 532Introduction to Financial Accounting4
BUS 533Introduction to Managerial Accounting4
BUS 712Accounting Information Systems4
Select two from the following:8
BUS 535
Federal Taxation
BUS 629
Adv Managerial Accounting
BUS 720
Total Credits20

For more information, contact Jeanne Gerard, minor supervisor, at

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