Finance Minor

The Finance minor is open to all students, with the exception of students pursuing a business degree with the Finance option. Program objectives include:

  • To provide the tools for financial decision making, including time value of money techniques, asset valuation, and capital budgeting analysis
  • To develop in students an analytical perspective in problem solving
  • To provide flexibility to design one’s own program through choice of electives

Students seeking the Finance minor must complete the following courses:

ECNS 101ISEconomic Way of Thinking3
ECNS 204ISMicroeconomics3
BMIS 211Intro to Bus Decision Support3
ACTG 201Principles of Financial Acct3
ACTG 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
or ACTG 223 Principles of Accounting II
STAT 216QIntroduction to Statistics3
BFIN 322Business Finance3
BFIN 357Financial Markets & Institutions3
Choose at least two of the following:6
Financial Statement Analysis
American Financial Institutions
Investments I
Real Estate and Investment Analysis
Corporate Finance
International Finance
Financial Management for the Entrepreneur
Commercial Bank Management (on demand)
Derivative Securities and Risk Management
Undergrad Research
Total Credits30

Students must meet prerequisite requirements of individual courses.
Three of the four upper-division courses must be taken in residence at MSU-Bozeman.