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2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Minor

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Choosing a minor allows students to focus on a secondary area of interest to their major. Students should consider a minor if they have more than one main interest or if they want to connect two areas of study (for example, a major in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics, or a major in Business with a minor in Economics).

  • A minor is recorded on the transcript but does not appear on the parchment.
  • The number of required courses for a minor can vary between six and ten courses.
  • Double minors are possible.
  • Students can complete a minor outside of their faculty (e.g., Biology major with an Anthropology minor).
  • Students may not graduate with a major and a minor in the same discipline (e.g., English major with an English minor).
  • Normally, a student cannot use a core requirement for a major to satisfy the requirement for a minor. The only exception is within an interdisciplinary degree (e.g., Business or Science).
  • Students can use courses that satisfy General Education and/or elective requirements to complete a minor or double minor.
  • Graduating with a minor requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • Students must declare their intention to complete a minor. The form is available at the Office of the Registrar or online at

Students planning to complete a minor should check with an Advisor early in their studies, so that they can ensure that they meet all requirements before graduation. Most courses at the 3000 and 4000 level have prerequisites, so students should consider those prerequisites when selecting their 1000 and 2000 level courses.

Accounting Minor

The Minor in Accounting provides graduates with the accounting knowledge and skills to complement their major area of interest.

The Accounting Minor focuses on developing an understanding of the accounting process and prepares students for entry level accounting positions. The Accounting Minor is open to students outside of the Bachelor of Business Administration program and successful completion of the Minor is recorded on the student’s transcript.

To complete a Minor in Accounting, students must take six courses from the following course of study:


Students intending to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP) post-graduation need to make themselves aware of the CPA student academic achievement requirements for prerequisite learning for entrance into the PEP program. These academic requirements can be found by visiting the CPA Alberta website.

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