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While Morris offers accounting classes, a full minor in accounting--toward which you can apply three Morris classes--is offered to Morris students through our partnership with another University of Minnesota campus, UMN Crookston. 

Accounting skills and knowledge are useful in a wide array of careers, and the minor can be paired with any major. A studio art major who ends up running a gallery or earning a living by making art can benefit from being better able to track expenses or compute costs of creating specific art pieces, as can a psychology major who starts up or works in a counseling office charging for services provided and figuring out their profit/loss. Accounting can work especially well as an add-on to a liberal arts education, providing a professional skill grounding that can work well with the flexible, multi-dimensional thinking that makes Morris students career-ready scholars, creative problem solvers, and community contributors.

UMN Crookston describes its accounting program as follows, of which the minor is just one part:

We are busting the myth. No way is it true that accounting is only for math geniuses who love to do taxes (but if you are a math genius who loves taxes, awesome). Our accounting program is solid, accredited and superb for all interested learners (yep, that includes you too, creative thinkers and extroverts). This is where implementation and auditing can be the center focus of your degree. You’ll manage, examine, and communicate the financial resources of an organization, all while paving the way to achieve your CPA or go straight into the field. With a bright mind and promising future, you’ll find a career in Financial Analysis, Public Accounting, Management Accounting, Banking, Taxation, or Finance, to name a few. 

Comparative Advantage

A minor in accounting from UMN Crookston complements several other majors and can incorporate Morris courses. The accounting minor online introduces students to the theory and practice of accounting, including the basics of generally accepted accounting principles. The accounting minor online, which has the same curriculum as the classroom delivered accounting minor, has flexibility to allow students to concentrate in taxation, cost accounting, auditing, or financial accounting. The accounting minor online also may be used to help qualify the student to take the CPA exam. 

Questions about the minor can be directed to UMN Morris faculty member Lauri Wyum,