Mendoza School of Business

Finance Minor

The Finance Minor provides a broad range of students with the opportunity to build their finance-related skills. In particular, the minor will provide skill development related to financial markets, financial analysis, investment analysis, and valuation, among other areas, and will help to better prepare students for a wide range of business careers. The 15-credit minor is open to Mendoza students graduating in the class of 2026 and subsequent years. As is the case for a finance major, all students pursuing a finance minor must earn a grade of C or better in FIN 20150.

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What You’ll Learn

Required Courses

In addition to the Mendoza business core, students pursuing the finance minor must complete the three following courses (9 credits).

  • FIN 30400 Corporate Finance (3 Credits)
  • FIN 30600 Investment Theory (3 Credits)
  • ACCT 20200 Accounting Analysis for Planning and Control (3 Credits) or ACCT 30100 Corporate Financial Reporting (3 Credits)*

*FIN 30400 and FIN 30600 count towards the Mendoza broadening course requirement for all non-Finance majors. ACCT 20200 also counts toward the Mendoza broadening course requirement for non-Accountancy majors, while ACCT 30100 may be a required prerequisite for some finance electives. For Accountancy majors, ACCT 20200 double-counts toward both the Accountancy major and the Finance minor.

Additional Courses

Students must complete 6 credits from the list of available 40000-level finance electives. Example elective courses include the following:

  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Working Capital Management
  • Corporate Governance and Catholic Social Teaching
  • International Finance
  • Trading and Markets
  • Options and Futures
  • Fixed Income Investment Strategies
  • Advanced Investment Strategies
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Real Estate Valuation and Investment
  • Real Estate Capital Markets

*Not all electives will have available capacity in all semesters. See the Department of Finance for an updated list of available electives.

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