Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
Credit Hours:

Add to your education with a minor in Finance and learn more about how to manage money.
A minor in Finance complements a wide array of degree plans and provides students industry-relevant knowledge and skills from nationally recognized faculty.

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Why Earn a Finance Minor?

Every organization — whether it's a small business, Fortune 500 company, nonprofit agency or government organization — needs financial professionals. They help organizations obtain, administer and manage their funds efficiently and wisely.

In the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL), we teach you how to successfully manage all financial aspects of a firm, understand its regulatory rules and realize how it fits into the financial market.

Our comprehensive curriculum allows you the flexibility to explore areas such as:

  • Corporate financial management
  • Investments
  • Corporate law and risk management
  • Derivative securities, stocks and bonds
  • International finance
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Real estate investments


Finance Minor Courses You Could Take

Investments (3 hrs)
First course for the individual investor. Idea of investment value; necessary prerequisites for an investment program; policies; economic and industry factors; introduction to security analysis and valuation; operation of security markets; security laws.
Financial Markets and Institutions (3 hrs)
Studies in the operations, mechanics and structure of the U.S. financial system. Topics include commercial banking, non-bank financial institutions, money and capital markets, the impact of monetary policy on financial institutions and markets, and an introduction to the international financial system.
International Finance (3 hrs)
International and regional financial institutions and arrangements; balance of payments, theory, adjustments and impact on world trade; role of commercial and central banks in financing international flow; financing exports and imports; the instruments and markets of foreign exchange; determination of exchange rates.
Valuation and Financial Decisions (3 hrs)
Applies the concepts of risk, return and diversification to standard capital budgeting problems. Students are introduced to basic option valuation and to the use of options and futures contracts for hedging purposes. There is a discussion of the implications of market efficiency and agency problems on corporate decisions. Finally, corporate capital structure decisions are examined.
Corporate Risk Management (3 hrs)
Study of financial effects of risk on businesses institutions; identification and evaluation of risk; selection of risk treatment/financing tools; implementation and review of tools used; probability analyses of data and financial evaluation of alternative tools.
Finance (3 hrs)
Overview of money and the banking system; interest and present value calculations; financial information; analysis and financial decision making; security markets.

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