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Finance minors enjoy the challenge and discipline of financial theory. minors develop quantitative, analytical and communication skills through courses dedicated to corporate financial management and personal financial services such as investments and insurance. It all takes place in an environment that stresses the ethical application of professional knowledge and skills.
What classes do finance minors take?
The finance program builds on a core business curriculum of corporate theory, investments and accounting, and provides a professional course of study grounded in the fundamentals of financial theory. (Students conduct research using financial resources and databases such as Reuters, BridgeStation and Standard & Poor’s.) Finance minors can tailor their curriculum by choosing electives related to financial markets and institutions, money and banking, health-care finance, insurance, or business valuation.
How can I get involved as a finance minor?
Minors can join the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). IMA provides a dynamic forum for management-accounting and finance professionals to develop and advance their careers through certification, research and practice development, education, and networking. The Student Investment Group (SIG) exposes it members to real-world applications of financial theory. The SIG is not a simulation; members invest in real markets with real money. Also, finance minors can join Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for financial-information students. Members of Beta Alpha Psi promote the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems.
What careers are available for finance minors?
Finance minors pursue career in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Graduates with interest in financial services will find opportunities in commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, insurance, investment baking, money management and real estate.