2019-20 Catalogs

Minor in Finance

The minor in Finance is open to all non-Finance majors.  The minor in Finance courses emphasize topics in corporate finance, investments, financial services, banking, and related fields. Students learn a blend of theoretical and practical concepts and apply this knowledge to real-world settings. The program develops analytical and critical thinking skills that will aid students throughout their chosen careers.

Required Non-Finance Core (10 credit hours)*
     ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making (C- or higher)
     ECO 101 Introduction of Macroeconomics
     MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics (C- or higher) or MAT 210 Business Statistics (C- or higher)
*Required Non-Finance Core may be satisfied with two semesters of calculus or a technical degree such as engineering, computer science, physics, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.  Waiver of non-finance core courses is done on a case by case basis.

Required Finance Core Courses (6 credit hours)
     FIN 320 Basic Financial Management (C or higher)
     FIN 327 Investment Management

Elective Courses: Select any three (9 credit hours)
     FIN 321 Personal Financial Planning
     FIN 323 Financial Engineering
     FIN 326 Financial Modeling
     FIN 328 Financial Markets and Institutions
     FIN 330 International Finance     
     ACC 413 Concepts and Strategies of Taxation



Students who wish to pursue the minor must complete a declaration form available online or from the Registrar's Office.

The minor in finance (15 credits plus 9 credits for non-finance core) is available to all non-finance majors. The requirements for admission to the minor are completion of at least 12 credits at USM and a grade point average of 2.33 or higher. A student may transfer into the minor up to 6 credit hours of acceptable courses toward the 15 credits of required courses. To complete the minor, students must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in the minor courses. Minimum grades may be required as prerequisite to other minor courses. Check course description for details.