Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Finance Minor

The minor in Finance is offered to any student completing the courses of study listed below. Finance is a discipline that is needed by every organization. The minor offers the basic knowledge and understanding to allow use of accounting information and economics information to identify wealth-consummating opportunities. Employment opportunities will depend upon the three elective courses (9 hours) selected.

The Finance Minor course sequence is a strong complement to all business majors, as well as Industrial Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, to name a few.

The Finance Minor provides students with basic knowledge of finance, such as financial statement analysis, enterprise valuation and personal wealth management, while also working on students’ communication, team building, and leadership abilities.

Minor in Finance requirements (18 credit hours):

  1. Required Courses (9 hours): ACCT 221, FIN 343, and ECON 200 or ECON 201 
  1. Elective Courses: Choose an additional 9 hours (3 courses) from the list below, all are three (3) credit 
  • FIN 350-Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • FIN 355-Investments
  • FIN 369-Principles of Financial Planning
  • FIN 451-Intermediate Financial Management
  • FIN 454-International Finance
  • FIN 356-Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FIN 458-Securities Analysis and Management
  • FIN 464-Risk and Insurance 
  1. Courses that are a part of the student’s designated MAJOR program (10 major courses) cannot be used towards the minor. Instead, that course (courses) must be replaced with a course(s) from the elective

All courses counting toward the minor must have a grade of “C” or better.