Accounting is a growing field with opportunities in such areas as public accounting, business and industry (corporate), government, not-for-profit, and education. A minor in accounting at Judson can be your first step toward working in these fields.
If you are interested in sitting for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam, the Judson minor in accounting will provide you with a strong foundation to achieve this goal. Students who desire to become a CPA will need to complete 150 hours of classwork prior to the test. A minor in Accounting will prepare you to continue your studies in a master’s program, or you can complete the 150-hour requirement by taking additional hours at Judson College since a graduate degree is not a requirement of the exam.
Upon her graduation from Judson, a student will have earned at least 128 credit hours towards the 150 at baccalaureate-or-higher level required for CPA candidates. With a major in Business Administration (39 hours), a Judson graduate will have completed the 30 credit hours of Business courses, including Business Law, required to sit for the CPA exam. Adding a minor in accounting will further provide the student with 21 of the 33 required credit hours of upper-division accounting classes.
Even if you decide not to sit for the CPA exam, businesses are looking for individuals who understand profit and loss statements, income reports, and the budgeting process. These are important components of managing any organization. (You’ll be prepared equally well for that here, too.) Judson’s accounting program allows you to gain valuable real-world experience through an internship in accounting. Many of our former students have interned in the fields of taxation, corporate, public, and not-for-profit accounting.
Come to Judson and be a part of our active learning environment. Enjoy small class sizes and individualized attention from our faculty. Visit Judson’s campus or contact us to learn more!