Accounting, Minor

A minor in accounting from Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business provides students with a working knowledge of the fundamentals of accounting.

Accounting encompasses a broad range of skills that include interpreting, analyzing and communicating financial activity. Understanding financial information is useful for decision-making across all types of organizations and areas of interest.

Required Courses
BIZ 1002Business Foundations Excel Lab0
ACCT 2200Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2220Accounting for Decision Making 3
ACCT 3110Financial Reporting I3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Cost Management *
Financial Reporting II
Accounting Information Systems ^
Federal Income Tax I
Total Credits18

Course prerequisite of  BIZ 1002 Business Foundations Excel Lab (0 cr) may be met via Microsoft Excel Level 1 certification.


Additional prerequisites:  BTM 2000 Introduction to Business Technology Management (3 cr) and BTM 2500 Data Modeling, Analysis and Visualization (3 cr).


Additional prerequisite: BTM 2000 Introduction to Business Technology Management (3 cr).

Continuation Standards

Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses used to fulfill the minor. 

Students must have a minimum 2.70 cumulative SLU grade point average (GPA) to enroll in 3000 or 4000-level accounting courses. If the GPA falls below a 2.70, students will have one semester to increase their GPA to a 2.70 or students will not be allowed to enroll in 3000 and 4000-level accounting courses.