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Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose an Accountancy Minor?

The Accountancy Minor complements major fields of study in other programs and enhances a students' marketability in the business world by providing a more in-depth education regarding the financial information of a company. It also allows students to choose a concentration in a particular area of accounting such as forensic accounting or taxation. 

The Accounting Minor consists of six courses, or 18 credit hours. Four of the six courses are required and provide students with the accounting basics essential to all areas of accounting. The two electives can then be tailored to the interests of the student.

Admission Requirements

Any current Ferris State University undergraduate student who is in good academic standing may enroll in this minor. The minor is not available for Accountancy majors.

Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive the Accountancy Minor upon graduation with a Baccalaureate degree, and after completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in Accountancy Minor courses.

Note: No more than 50% of the credits in this minor may be transferred from another institution.  A maximum of one third of the credits, but not more than 7 credits in a minor, may overlap with the student's major.

More Information

Accountancy, Finance, & Info Systems 
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Princ. of Financial Accounting
Princ of Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Accounting 1
Intermediate Accounting 2

Accounting Elective Courses


Minimum credit hours required for Accountancy Minor


There are 6 credits with ACCT prefix which must have advisor and AFIS department approval. At least 3 credits must be at the 300-level or above. The electives should be structured to give the student a background in a specialized field in accounting.

Accountancy students must demonstrate competency in ISYS 105 topics or take ISYS 105.