May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance Minor

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A student with a finance minor completes 18 credits in both finance and possibly economics. The extent of the additional course work provides a more complete background in finance compared to a business student without the finance minor. This additional program of study provides information relevant to investing in securities, personal finance, options, international business finance, portfolio risk, and banking. These areas will allow a student to begin an entry-level position in the realm of finance, as well as a better understanding of personal finance.

Career possibilities include financial analyst/manager and banking. The content of the coursework provides material rich in applications of finance, and supplements the coursework taken in the students’ major. The minor in finance stresses issues in data and decision-making with data commonly seen in actual firms. The minor may additionally stimulate a student to pursue a graduate degree in business, or finance specifically. This preparation in the finance minor can be seen to open up career paths not otherwise possible. Many corporate executives have a strong college background in finance and their studies facilitate enhanced career options.

Total Credits - 18

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain how the required and elective Finance minor courses integrated with the other functional areas of business or a non-business major.
  • Students will be able to explain the basic concepts, theory and practice of their required Finance minor courses.
  • Students will be able to explain that the content of their Finance minor courses adequately prepared them for entry-level careers in Finance.

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