Finance Minor

The minor in finance is designed to integrate previous business coursework with financial decision-making as a specific function within an organization or to an individual. The minor integrates concepts from economics, accounting and a number of other areas. Many students approaching the field of finance might wonder what opportunities exist. For those who develop the necessary skills and viewpoints, jobs include corporate financial officer, banker, stockbroker, financial analyst, portfolio manager, investment banker, financial consultant, or personal financial planner. The minor in finance is designed to help prepare the student for entry into these fields or add value to their major by giving each student a deeper exposure to the finance function.

A student desiring a minor in finance must register for the program within the Department of Business Management. The first course taken shall be FIN 302, Financial Management Principles (prerequisite ACC 201 or equivalent, Financial Accounting). Course sequencing should be done in consultation with an academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 18

A. Required Courses (14-16 credits)

  • ACC 201 Financial Accounting
  • FIN 302 Financial Management Principles
  • FIN 332 Fundamentals of Investments
  • FIN 411 Financial Management Problems

B. Elective Courses (select one)

  • FIN 341 Financial Institutions
  • FIN 343 Personal Finance
  • FIN 420 Financial Planning and Control
  • ECO 330 Economics of Aging
  • ECO 405 Economics of Health Care

At least 12 credits must be taken at SUNY Poly. Any course substitutions must gain prior approval through an academic petition. A student must earn at least a “C” in each course in the minor for that course to be applied to the minor.