To succeed in business, you need to know the fundamentals of accounting; accounting is the language of business. It’s used to interpret and communicate financial information. Learn the necessary analytical skills and accounting principles to put yourself on the path to success in your chosen field. Combine this minor with any major on campus.

This page is not intended as a substitute for the catalog. Please consult with your advisor and the catalog for the year in which you were admitted.

Not accepting applications. Start date - to be determined - the accounting minor program is not active at this time.


A minor in accounting is available to all JMU students with sophomore standing and in academic good standing. The application process is non-competitive; a maximum of 10 students will be admitted per semester. The first ten students that apply and meet admission requirements will be selected. A completed application form which includes an unofficial transcript and an essay response on the applicant’s interest in accounting is required to apply.

Required Courses

For specific course listings, please refer to the Program of Study in the undergraduate catalog. 


Choose from course topics such as: business intelligence, econometrics, financial modeling and risk analysis, applied linear regression and marketing analytics.


Amanda Reedy
Zane Showker 3124
(540) 569-3250

Declaration Process

After acceptance into the minor program, students in good academic standing should submit a declaration of minor request via MyMadison.

Graduation Requirement

The accounting minor requires a minimum 2.0 GPA for graduation on all accounting minor courses completed at JMU. Transfer credit for COB 241 and/or COB 242 is not calculated in the GPA.

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