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Accounting Minor

Earn an Accounting Minor at Azusa Pacific University

We'll help you gain an edge as you prepare for your accounting career. When you graduate, you’ll have unmatched preparation for the state CPA examination, and you’ll build the competence and character to work as a professional accountant and globally-trusted business advisor. We'll help you understand the principles, theories, and concepts of the accounting profession and solve accounting challenges in ways that are practical, effective, and Christ-centered.

Program at a Glance

The LP and Timothy Leung School of Accounting offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in the growing accounting profession.

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  • March 8, 2024

Program Information

  • Program Units: 24

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Advise small businesses and global corporations
  • Verify financial reports
  • Manage money in an organization, from the planning stage to success

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
93 % of our domestic students received job offers before graduation
$92 K annual mean wage of accountants and auditors in Los Angeles* according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2022
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Program Details

The accounting minor surveys the principles, theories, and concepts of the accounting profession. Its practical component leads to work assignments in international, national, and local certified public accountant (CPA) firms in students’ junior and senior years. The combination of classroom theory and real-world experience also prepares candidates for the CPA examination administered by the various state boards of accountancy in the United States. 

Browse the tabs below—if you have any questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll help you get the info you need.

Current APU Students Applying to the School of Business and Management

Currently, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Priority for fall admission to the School of Business and Management will be given to students who have completed 12 units of study at APU and submitted an application for admission to the School of Business and Management prior to the March 1 application deadline, who are currently enrolled in APU’s spring semester, and hold a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.70.
  • MATH 110 College Algebra or MATH 151 Applied Calculus or MATH 161 Calculus must be completed with a B- or better (C- or better for Business Management majors).
  • Upper-division courses (BUSI 300-499) require admission to the School of Business and Management and may not be available to students outside the School of Business and Management, except as required by other majors.

International Students

International students must meet the following requirements:

  • The admission requirement for international students with English as a second language (ESL) is a minimum TOEFL score of 600. The School of Business and Management specifies that the TOEFL of Written English (TWE) and TOEFL of Spoken English (TSE) be included in the TOEFL assessment score since these are critical to the success in business.
  • Priority for fall admission to the School of Business and Management will be given to students who have completed 12 units of study at APU and submitted an application for admission to the School of Business and Management prior to the March 1 application deadline, who are currently enrolled in APU’s spring semester, and hold a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.70.
  • MATH 110 College Algebra or MATH 151 Applied Calculus or MATH 161 Calculus must be completed with a B- or better (C- or better for Business Management majors).
  • Upper-division courses (BUSI 300-499) require admission to the School of Business and Management and may not be available to students outside the School of Business and Management, except as required by other majors.

To learn more, visit apu.edu/international/.

Transfer Students

  • Transfer applicants must make an appointment with a School of Business and Management academic advisor prior to enrolling in BUSI courses.

To learn more, visit apu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/transfer/.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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APU's Leung School of Accounting Students Offer Free Tax Services Through VITA

APU accounting students offer free tax filing services for community members through the VITA program.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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