Finance - Minor

College of Business Administration
Department of Finance
404 Business Administration Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2426
finance@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/business/finance


Description

Some knowledge of finance is necessary to understand and work in most businesses and organizations. Profits and value creation are the “bottom lines” to which companies direct their efforts. The Finance minor allows students to gain some familiarity with financial management as well as with 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 for other students who desire to acquire some understanding of finance without having to take all the core business school requisites. Both groups are exposed to important fundamentals, yet they also will have the flexibility to consider several areas of finance.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

  • Minimum 2.500 overall GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
FIN 26085INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MODELING (min C grade)1
FIN 36053BUSINESS FINANCE (min C grade)3
FIN 36054INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE 3
or FIN 36059 INTERMEDIATE INVESTMENTS
Electives, choose from the following:9
THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM
INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE
INTERMEDIATE INVESTMENTS
PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE
PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE
ADVANCED FINANCIAL MODELING
FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
ADVANCED DERIVATIVE SECURITIES
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
ADVANCED PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE EXPERIENCE
INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE (ELR)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:25

Progression Requirements

  • Minimum 2.500 overall GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.
  • Minimum C grade in FIN 36053.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.500
  • A minimum C grade may be required in some courses.
  • To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least 50 percent of the total required credit hours for the minor at Kent State University, at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be at the upper-division (30-40000) level and at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be different from courses in the student's major and minor(s). Student may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
  • In computing the minor GPA, all attempts of 30000 and 40000 level courses are included in the calculation. Only the highest grade for all attempts in the 20000 level courses required in this minor are used for the calculation of the minor GPA.