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Finance Minor

Department of Finance
College of Business Administration
Room 404, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2426
Fax: 330-672-5006

Some knowledge of finance is necessary to understand and carry out work in most companies and other organizations. Profits and value creation are the “bottom lines” to which firms direct their efforts. The finance minor is designed for individuals desiring to gain some familiarity with financial management as well as the financial system of institutions and markets in which firms must operate. Some acquaintance with investment techniques may help students in managing their personal finances. The finance minor is particularly useful for business students in other majors who take the requisite courses, and other students who desire to acquire some understanding of finance without having to take all the core business school requisites. Both groups will be exposed to important fundamentals yet they also will have the flexibility to consider several areas of finance.


Course Title Credits
ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FIN 36053 Business Finance 3
  36054 Intermediate Business Finance 3
Electives: choose from the following 9
FIN 36058 The Financial System (3)  
  36059 Investments (3)  
  36061 Real Estate Principles (3)  
  36081 Principles of Insurance (3)  
  46054 Financial Risk Management 3)  
  46064 International Business Finance (3)  
  46068 Financial Management of Commercial Banks (3)  


Requirements to declare the finance minor:

  • Officially declared major (not pre-major, general, undeclared or exploratory); however, advising is available and recommended anytime prior to declaration
  • Minimum 60 semester hours completed
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA

Requirement to graduate with the finance minor:

  • Minimum 2.50 GPA (including all attempts) is required in the minor courses

Note: To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least two courses in the minor at Kent State University on a graded basis. At least one of these courses must be at the upper-division (30000 or 40000) level.