Minors in Business

Accounting

ACCT 202, 203, 350, 425; BUSI 222; ECON 163, MATH 281, 282 (MATH 281 is a prerequisite for BUSI 222.)

Business Administration

ACCT 202, 203; BUSI 310, 312; BUSI 287 or BUSI 311; ECON 162, 163; and MATH 281.

CPA Preparation Certificate Program

The CPA Preparation Certificate Program gives the student the necessary courses and credits to be eligible to sit for the CPA Examination in West Virginia. This certificate is designed to meet state standards for the West Virginia State Board of Accountancy exam. Additionally students may also be in a position to meet the educational requirements for the CMA exam. The exam can be taken before all of the 150 credits are completed so long as all of the required courses have been taken.

However, to be awarded a CPA, the student must:

  • Enhance student's understanding of various marketing concepts and strategies.
  • Enhance a student's understanding the interrelationships of implicit and explicit elements of marketing functions to economics, accounting, management, and finance.
  • Enhance a student's ability to analyze and solve problems.

Students must apply for entry into the CPA Preparation Certificate Program. The application is waived for students who hold a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Bethany College.
To receive the certificate a student must take all of the following courses and meet the 150 credit requirement. Courses in Accounting required for the certificate include the following: ACCT 202, 203, 313, 314, 332, 350 361, 425 435, 480, 481, 483, 2 credits in electives. (Note: Those holding a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Bethany College will have already completed all of the above except ACCT 483 and 480 as part of their degree requirements.) In addition, students must also complete the following courses in Economics and Business BUSI 310, 311, 312, 482; ECON 163; MATH 281; (Note: Those holding a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Bethany College will have already completed all of the above); 12 credits of business related courses chosen from BUSI 222, 316; ECON 162, 280, 302, 350. (Note: Those holding a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Bethany College will have already completed BUSI 222, ECON 162, 280.) Finally students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in the courses taken while participating in this program, with a minimum of 15 credits taken at Bethany College.

Finance

ACCT 202; BUSI 312; 316, 325, 371, 422; and MATH 281. (ECON 163 is a prerequisite for BUSI 312.) 

Management

ACCT 202; BUSI 287, 308, 310, 311, 387, 482; and MATH 281. (ECON 163 is a prerequisite for BUSI 310.)

Marketing

ACCT 202; BUSI 203, 308, 310, 412, 413; and MATH 281. (ECON 163 is a prerequisite for BUSI 310.)