Department of Finance
- In person
- Kent Campus
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 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. 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.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared 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 declared 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.
To declare the Finance minor, students must have a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State University GPA. No Kent State University GPA is required if the student is a first-semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the theory and practice of finance.
- Demonstrate the fundamental critical thinking skills needed to apply financial theory to specific business situations.
- Demonstrate the fundamental computer skills needed to employ commonly used software packages (specifically, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software) in the performance of their duties.
|ACCT 23020||INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING||3|
|ECON 22060||PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS)||3|
|ECON 22061||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS)||3|
|FIN 26086||PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MODELING (min C grade)||3|
|FIN 36053||BUSINESS FINANCE (min C grade)||3|
|FIN 36054||INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE||3|
|or FIN 36059||INTERMEDIATE INVESTMENTS|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||9|
|THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM|
|INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE|
|PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE|
|LAW OF COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS|
|PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE|
|ADVANCED FINANCIAL MODELING|
|FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT|
|ADVANCED DERIVATIVE SECURITIES|
|ADVANCED FIXED INCOME MANAGEMENT|
|REAL ESTATE FINANCE|
|INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE|
|ADVANCED PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS|
|COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT|
|ADVANCED COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT|
|INTERNATIONAL FINANCE EXPERIENCE (ELR)|
|INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE (ELR)|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||27|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- A minimum C grade may be required in some courses.
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).