The accounting and advisory services minor is designed for non-business majors who wish to complement their current studies. Accounting knowledge is the foundation for business leaders to make sound judgments and support the operational and strategic decisions of a firm. Importantly, public accounting firms are actively hiring students from non-accounting disciplines for their advisory services practices. You will work in interdisciplinary areas including mergers and acquisitions, risk management, operations, data analytics, and digital transformation where accounting knowledge from this minor will provide them with a competitive advantage. You may select among accounting courses that explore topics such as financial reporting, advisory services and emerging accounting systems, strategic cost analysis, and tax planning. You can also choose courses from other disciplines that would benefit from accounting knowledge such as engineering, computer science, and healthcare.

This minor is available to non-business majors only. If you’re a business major and are interested, you should check out the Undergraduate Concentration in Accounting.


Below you will find a sample curriculum for the Undergraduate Minor in Business Administration. You can find the full set of Accounting and Advisory Services Minor requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.

Required Courses

ACCT 1209. Financial Accounting and Reporting. (4 Hours)

Does not count as credit for business majors. Counts as ACCT 1201 for business minors only. Requires second-semester-freshman standing or above.

ACCT 2301. Managerial Accounting. (4 Hours)

Focuses on the development and use of information—especially financial information—for managerial decisions within the firm. Introduces managerial accounting concepts, analyses, and practices that support business decisions through class discussions, exercises, and case analysis. Topics include budgeting, cost management and behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costs for decision making, cost allocation issues, and performance evaluation. Emphasizes the importance of ethics.

Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1201 with a minimum grade of D- or ACCT 1209 with a minimum grade of D- or ACCT 1202 with a minimum grade of D-


Complete one of the following:

ACCT 3401Financial Reporting and Analysis 1
ACCT 3403Advisory Services and Emerging Accounting Systems
ACCT 3416Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
ACCT 4414Income Tax Determination and Planning

Complete one of the following:

ACCT 3304Business Law and Professional Ethics
ACCT 3401Financial Reporting and Analysis 1
ACCT 3403Advisory Services and Emerging Accounting Systems
ACCT 3416Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
ACCT 4412Auditing and Other Assurance Services
ACCT 4414Income Tax Determination and Planning
ACCT 4501Financial Reporting and Analysis 2
EMGT 5220Engineering Project Management
IE 3425Engineering Database Systems
IE 3500Introduction to Healthcare Systems Engineering
IE 4512Engineering Economy
IE 5400Healthcare Systems Modeling and Analysis
IE 5617Lean Concepts and Applications
IS 2000Principles of Information Science
IS 3500Information System Design and Development

Interested? Next Steps

To declare a minor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, students should complete the online minor registration form:

Students will be required to log in using their MyNortheastern credentials. Once the form has been submitted, the student will receive a confirmation email to their Northeastern email account and the student record will be updated within 10-14 business days.

To declare a minor, students must have a 2.0 GPA and be a full-time undergraduate student at Northeastern. To graduate with the minor, students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the courses taken for the minor. No classes for the minor may be taken for a pass/fail grade. The minor is posted on the official transcript within one month of graduation.

Other Minors at D’Amore-McKim

Minors for All Majors

The minor in emerging markets introduces students to the challenges and opportunities that face companies in countries that are rapidly developing into more developed world economies.

Minors for Non-business Majors

Northeastern students outside of D’Amore-McKim build a customer-focused strategic foundation for how to market, differentiate, and grow brands over time with the Undergraduate Minor in Brand Management.

Minors for Business Majors