About This Program
The Finance minor offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares you for a career in finance, covering topics such as investment analysis, financial planning and risk management. With experienced faculty and a range of real-world opportunities, you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this dynamic field. Enroll now and give yourself a competitive edge in the finance industry. Read more...
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.
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.