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Minor in Finance

If your career goals involve working in a financial institution, the minor in finance will provide you the additional knowledge and skills essential to your success.

The minor in finance requires completion of 18 credit hours.

FIN 3010 Corporation Finance  3 credits

Select five of the following:
ECN 3025 Intermediate Macroeconomics  3 credits
ECN 3210 Monetary Theory & Policy  3 credits
FIN 3110 Financial Management  3 credits
FIN 3120 Principles of Investments  3 credits
FIN 3130 Securities Analysis  3 credits
FIN 3150 Banking and Financial Institutions  3 credits
FIN 4120 Advanced Financial Management  3 credits
FIN 4550 International Finance  3 credits

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Full-time professionals are available to discuss the minor in finance curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Course Descriptions

MGT 2050     Principles of Management  (3 cr.)

Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.

ECN 3025     Intermediate Macroeconomics  (3 cr.)

This course expands upon the tools of economic analysis covered in Principles of Macroeconomics. An overview of current macroeconomics events is followed by an in-depth study of the methodologies used to predict economic activity. Prerequisites: ECN 2020 and ECN 2025.

ECN 3210     Monetary Theory & Policy  (3 cr.)

Examines the structure and function of the American banking system, the Federal Reserve System, and the function of monetary policy in the regulation of the national economy. Prerequisite: ECN 2025.

FIN 3110     Financial Management  (3 cr.)

A continuation of Corporation Finance. Topics include risk and return, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, short-term financial management, and international aspects of financial management. Prerequisite: FIN 3010

FIN 3120     Principles of Investments  (3 cr.)

This course covers modern investment theory with applications in the debt, equity and derivative markets, with an introduction to portfolio management. Topics include financial assets, risk/return, bond yields, durations, option pricing, and futures. The concepts can be applied to personal investing, but the course is geared more toward institutional investing. Prerequisite: FIN 3010 or FINC 3010.

FIN 3130     Securities Analysis  (3 cr.)

Securities Analysis builds on the foundation of investment management developed in FIN 3120 by focusing on efficient diversification, portfolio management, fundamental and technical analysis, equity valuation, and portfolio performance evaluation. Prerequisite: FIN 3120

FIN 3150     Banking and Financial Institutions  (3 cr.)

Studies the operation in commercial banks, savings and loan associations, and saving banks. Topics include loans, mortgages, bonds, investments, trusts, marketing, and auditing. Discusses the impact of federal and state regulations on financial institutions. Prerequisite: FIN 3010 or FINC 3010

FIN 4120     Advanced Financial Management  (3 cr.)

This course explores the role of the financial manager in finding sources of corporate funds, valuation, and capital budgeting. This course also examines financial forecasting and short and long-term financing. Prerequisites: FIN 3115 OR FINC 3115 OR FIN 3110 OR FINC 3110

FIN 4550     International Finance  (3 cr.)

Topics include international monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, international parity conditions and currency rates, management of currency exposures, and multinational capital budgeting and capital structure. Prerequisites: FIN 3010 and ECN 2025.