Accounting Minor Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

You must be a current full-time UCLA undergraduate student in good academic standing to apply. If you are not enrolled at UCLA, please check the UCLA admissions webpage.

The Accounting minor provides students with a comprehensive accounting background; admission is competitive and based on overall UCLA grade-point average, grade-point average in pre-admission courses, and grades in Management 1A and 1B. Decisions on admission to the minor are made by the Anderson School Accounting Area.

Applications are accepted in fall, winter, and spring quarters. Non-transfer students can apply subsequent to completing 90 units. Transfer students can apply after completing 90 units and two academic quarters (excluding summer sessions) at UCLA.

To enter the minor, students must

  • (1) have a minimum cumulative UCLA grade-point average of 3.0,
  • (2) complete all required pre-admission courses with a minimum course grade-point average of 3.0, and
  • (3) UCLA students who took Management 1A and 1B at UCLA must receive grades of B or better in Management 1A and 1B. Students who do not earn a B in 1A and 1B must take MGMT 120A and earn at least a B prior to admission to the program. MGMT 120A will not be included in the preparation GPA calculation.

Students who took Management 1A and 1B at a different school must complete courses 120A and 122 and earn a B or better in both courses prior to admission to the program. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all other preparation courses.

Repetition of more than one pre-admission course results in automatic denial of admission to the minor.

Satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

This GPA Calculator (Excel) will help when trying to calculate your preparation GPA.

Required Pre-admission Courses

(31 units minimum)
  • Economics 1 and 2
  • Any statistics course offered or considered transferable to UCLA
  • Management 1A and 1B
  • Mathematics 3A or 31A, 3B or 31B or 31E
  • Any Writing II course*
  • Accounting Minor Interviewing Workshop *

*Writing II and Accounting Minor Interviewing Workshop are not included in student's preparation course GPA calculation.

Required Upper-Division Courses

(30 units)


  • Management 120A
  • Management 120B
  • Management 122
  • Management 127A

Additionally, select three courses from:

  • Management 105
  • Management 108
  • Management 109*
  • Management 121
  • Management 123
  • Management 124
  • Management 126
  • Management 127B

  • Management 128
  • Management 130A
  • Management 142A
  • Management 142B
  • Management 142C

*Only offered over summer through Summer Travel Study.

Minor Exclusive Units & Overlap Restrictions

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Application Instructions

If you have completed all of your Accounting Minor preparation courses as well as met all of the admissions requirements, which can be found above, please click on the application link. The application is completely online and can be completed in multiple sittings, if needed. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please contact the Accounting Minor office directly.

Dropping the Minor


If at any time after submitting your application or after admission to the program, you find that you will not be able to complete the program, you must petition for withdrawal from the Accounting Minor Program.

Failure to go through the withdrawal procedure could result in a delay in graduation.

If you want to drop the minor, please fill out the form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact for other questions.

What is the Accounting Minor Interviewing Workshop and how do I sign up?

This interactive three-part series workshop is mandatory and has been specifically designed for students interested in accounting. This is a great opportunity for you to gain valuable skills to increase your chances of receiving competitive offers. Over 3 sessions, you will learn: Personal Branding and Networking, Resumes and Cover Letters, and have an opportunity to network with real industry professionals/recruiters. No grades are assigned. Information on how to enroll in the Accounting Minor Workshop is sent out quarterly and to sign up information is sent quarterly through the Accounting Minor listserv.


Where do I turn in my application? When is it due?

The Accounting Minor application is online. The submission period typically begins on Monday of first week at 9:00 AM and ends on the Sunday of first week at 11:00 PM.


When will I find out if I’ve been admitted into the Minor?

We will notify applicants by week 8 of the quarter that you applied.


Is there a maximum number of units I can have when I apply for the Minor? 

Currently, there is no unit maximum when applying to the Minor.


Will AP credits count towards the preparation coursework?

If UCLA accepts the AP credits, we will also accept them. However, AP credits are not included in the preparation GPA or your overall UCLA GPA calculations.


Can I satisfy any minor courses at another institution?

Students are allowed to complete the preparation courses at another institution. All upper division coursework MUST be taken at UCLA.

If you have not yet enrolled in a course at another institution, please contact BEFORE enrolling. This is to verify that the course you are planning on taking does in fact satisfy one of the minor preparation courses.

If you have already completed courses at another institution, please send all transcripts to the UCLA Admission Office. If the UCLA Admissions Office has not recognized the courses you took as equivalent to anything offered here at UCLA, please email a detailed syllabus of the course to for approval.

Transfer credit is subject to department approval and is considered only for the pre-admission courses.


How many courses can I repeat for pre-admission?

Only one pre-admission and one upper-division course repeat is allowed.


Can I take P/NP courses for the minor?

Each pre-admission and upper-division course must be taken for a letter grade; if taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis, it cannot be applied toward the minor program.


Can I take upper-division courses elsewhere?

No, each upper-division course must be completed at UCLA.


What is the minimum passing grade once admitted into the minor?

All courses applied toward minor requirements must receive a grade of C or better.


Will the minor show on my diploma?

Yes, successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.