Offered by the Department of Accounting, the Minor in Accounting is open to all students. The minor provides provides valuable skills in the theory and practice of financial and managerial accounting. Students will learn basic business foundations, financial statements and the accountant's role in the management of a company. The Accounting minor can expand career opportunities and increase marketability with a strong foundation in the language and basic tools of business.

Campus Location: Main and Online

Contact Information

Elizabeth A. Gordon, Accounting Department Chair
Alter Hall, Room 453


  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Understand basic business foundations, financial statements, and the accountant's role in the management of a company.
  • Prerequisite courses for the minor:
    ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
    ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
    ACCT 2103Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making4-6
    or ACCT 2101
    ACCT 2102
    Financial Accounting
    and Managerial Accounting
    Total Credit Hours10-12
  • Minimum grades of C- are required in prerequisite courses and are not calculated in the minor GPA.
  • Four departmental courses are required (three of these must be taken at Temple University):
    ACCT 2521Cost Accounting3
    ACCT 3511Intermediate Accounting I3
    Select two of the following:6
    Intermediate Accounting II
    Accounting Information Systems
    Federal Taxes on Income
    Topics in Taxation
    Advanced Financial Accounting
    Information Systems and Controls for Accounting Professionals
    Auditing 1
    Accounting Analytics Senior Seminar
    Strategic Financial Management Accounting
    Total Credit Hours12

    Effective Fall 2018, ACCT 3526 is a prerequisite for ACCT 3596. This change affects all students regardless of catalog year.

  • Minimum grades of C are required in accounting courses unless otherwise specified.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required.
  • Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor or certificate.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • To declare or rescind this minor, visit the Fox School of Business and Management.
  • Courses are available 100% online.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to declare the minor early in their academic career.