Minor Overview

The tools you’ll acquire as a finance minor can be applied in fields as varied as health care and technology, public policy and nonprofit work. A basic understanding of how to create budgets and analyze financial data is an appealing skillset — one that employers look for, and one that can help you in whichever career path you decide to pursue.

You’ll examine issues of financial management, global investment, financial markets and corporate finance. And, while developing a foundation in these core areas, you’ll have some flexibility to complement the program with one non-finance course. Our Terry W. Goodwin ’67 Financial Technology Center is a great resource for exploring your interest in finance and offers opportunities to practice building financial models and analyzing real-time economic data.  

Curriculum and Requirements

Finance Minor Curriculum

Students wishing to minor in finance must complete 18 credits.

FIN 201Fundamentals of Financial Management3
Select five of the following six finance core courses:15
FIN 310
Investment Analysis
FIN 320
Financial Modeling
FIN 325
Financial Analytics
FIN 350
Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN 360
Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 380
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Total Credits18

Students may request permission to use one non-finance course to fulfill their minor requirements.

Additional course details
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Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment and number of graduates

Number of finance program graduates:

  • 2018-19: 110
  • 2017-18: 97
  • 2016-17: 111
  • 2015-16: 112
  • 2014-15: 80

Student enrollment in finance in 2018–19: 328

Retention and graduation rates

  • School of Business freshman retention rate: 88%
  • School of Business 6-year graduation rate: 75%
  • School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%

Median starting salary

Median starting salary for finance program graduates: $71,500