Financial and Quantitative Analysis Minor

College of Business

College of Business Faculty

The minor in Financial and Quantitative Analysis teaches principles and builds skills in the field of Finance. It is an attractive option that can enhance the credentials for students in a wide variety of disciplines.  Financial decision making is critically important in the business world, whether the context is entrepreneurial, corporate, or governmental economic policy.  The minor in Financial and Quantitative Analysis is designed to provide students with the core fundamental coursework in mathematics, economics, and business to succeed in this area.

Requirements for Financial And Quantitative Analysis Minor

Eighteen (18) credits.  Required Courses (9 credits): ACCT 102, FINC 301, 401.  Choose three courses for nine credits from the following list: ACCT 401; DSCI 401, 402; FINC 430; MKTG 411; any approved 491 (Individual Study) class within the College of Business; any approved 471 (special topics seminars) classes within the College of Business.

Note that ECON 201, ECON 202, MIST 201 or equivalent, and DSCI 259 or ECON 361 or STAT 180 are prerequisites for FINC 301.  Students should bear this in mind when planning their academic coursework. Note that the maximum overlap between a major and a minor is two courses.  Students pursuing a major within the COB must already take ACCT 102 and FINC 301.  Thus, College of Business students may not double-count electives such as ACCT 401 toward both their major and the minor; it would on count toward one of these programs.

 Course Descriptions for the Disciplines in the Minor:

Accounting (ACCT)

Decision Sciences (DSCI)

Economics (ECON)

Finance (FINC)

Marketing (MKGT)

Mathematics (MATH)