The 18-credit Minor in Finance is composed of two required finance courses, plus four supporting courses selected from a list of available courses in accounting and finance in consultation with an adviser.

A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses that you take to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Course List - Undergraduate Minor in Finance

Prescribed Courses (6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Corporation Finance FIN 301 Nature of finance function; risk and return concepts; working capital; dividend policies; mergers; security markets; acquisition and management of corporate capital; analysis of operations, forecasting capital requirements; raising capital; and planning profits.

Prerequisites: ENGL 015 or ENGL 030; ACCTG 211; ECON 102 or ECON 104; SCM 200 or STAT 200
3 credits
Introduction to Investments FIN 420 Investment and risk, types of security investments, sources of investment information, the broker, the stock market, portfolio management.

Prerequisite: FIN 301
3 credits
Supporting Courses and Related Areas (Choose 12 credits*)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Financial Statement Analysis ACCTG 426 The exploration of conventional and advanced methods of analyzing financial statements, including the assessment of earnings quality.

Prerequisite: FIN 301
0–3 credits
Related Areas Courses FIN Choose 300- or 400-level FIN courses in consultation with your adviser. 9–12 credits

* At least 6 credits must be at the 400-level

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