Accounting, minor

Program Overview

Can you see yourself applying ethical principles to complex situations? Do you have a knack for using logic and bringing order to numbers and processes? If this sounds like you, a minor in accounting can be an excellent complement to your major.

Accounting has often been described as the language of business. By pursuing a minor in accounting from PLNU, you can uncover, hone, and apply your natural reasoning and decision-making skills – turning them into meaningful work. The analytical and auditing skills accounting develops are a natural complement to many fields and industries.

"The Fermanian School of Business at PLNU does an outstanding job preparing students for what to expect in their careers and how to interact with professionals. My professors made an effort to invest in me as much as I invested in them, and that made a huge difference."

Matthew Karahadian, Class of 2010
Assurance Supervisor, RSM

Other opportunities through clubs like the Student Accounting Society or Launch Point will develop your professional skills and connect you to future career opportunities.

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Student Profile

Austin Donovan

Austin Donovan graduated with degrees in finance and accounting in 2016. Upon taking an economics course, he discovered he had a passion for finance and numbers. He realized that this fit well with his natural aptitudes, and that combined they could point toward a fulfilling career.

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Course List

For information about the courses required for the Accounting, minor program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

Course Information

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

A minor in accounting is a natural complement to many majors. PLNU cultivates your strengths in a context that intersects your intellect and faith, and equips you to become a purposeful and trustworthy leader in your workplace.

An accounting minor could play a supporting role in many industries, including:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Music
  • Ministry
  • Programming
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship