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Undergraduate Accounting Minor
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Accounting Minor

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Undergraduate Accounting Minor gives you the opportunity to enhance your coursework with a carefully crafted series of five upper-division courses. These courses are designed to prepare you for accounting-related careers or advanced study in accounting. All five courses, 20 units total, must be completed to receive the minor certification.  

  • The accounting minor courses are open to all undergraduate and graduate majors at UC Davis.
  • All minor courses must be taken at UC Davis.
  • Prerequisites for minor courses are required and you should plan accordingly.

The five courses:

  • MGT 101 – Sources and Uses of Accounting Information
  • MGT 103 – Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • MGT 105 – Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • MGT 107 - Intermediate Financial Accounting III
  • MGT 170 – Managing Costs and Quality

Undergraduate Accounting Minor Program Details

Program Contact

Inger Maher
(530) 754-7529


All five upper division accounting minor courses will be offered in the 2017-2018 Academic Year, starting in the Fall quarter.

MGT 101 Sources and Uses of Accounting Information
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall 

This course develops an understanding of the supply and demand for accounting information.Specifically, the course details how accounting information is used by capital market participants for valuation and contracting purposes, for tax compliance and planning, and attestation and transaction services. The roles of various regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the Internal Revenue Service, in mandated reporting are discussed. Also includes analysis of companies’ voluntary reporting practices.
Prerequisite: MGT 11A, MGT 11B

MGT 103 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall

This course, the first in a three course sequence, introduces the student to concepts, theory and applications of financial reporting practices, where the primary focus is on the accounting for assets. Topics covered include inventory valuations, capital assets and their corresponding depreciation and impairment, and intangible assets. Attention is given to examples on current reporting practices and to the study of reporting requirements under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Prerequisites: MGT 11A, MGT 11B

MGT 105 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Winter

This course builds on the concepts and theories of MGT 103, where the focus becomes the accounting for liabilities. Topics covered include the accounting for debt, pensions, warranties, and income taxes. 
Prerequisite: MGT 103

MGT 107 Intermediate Financial Accounting III
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Spring

Building on MGT 103 and 105, this course focuses on the accounting for equity, which ultimately affects companies’ capital structure. The course highlights the variation in capital structure across companies in the global capital markets, and the consequences of such for valuation and contracting.
Prerequisite: MGT 105

MGT 170: Managing Costs and Quality
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Spring

Designing cost systems in high technology organizations and managing operations to maximize quality and minimize costs. Topics include activity based costing and management, managing quality and time to create value, ethical issues in cost assignment, and differential costing for decision making.
Prerequisite: MGT 11A, MGT 11B

Minor Certification

To complete the minor, you must complete the 20 units of coursework in the minor with a GPA of 2.0 or better. You may petition to have the minor noted on your transcript by following the process designated by your college, which allows the Graduate School of Management to approve the minor electronically. Contact your college’s academic advisor for more information.

Most prerequisites could be used to partially satisfy the University’s General Education requirements. No grade lower than a C- will be accepted in any prerequisite course.

Accounting Minor (Undergraduate)

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