College of Business & Economics

Department of Finance

Finance Minor

The minor in finance can supply students with a basic understanding of how to apply financial tools to investments, as well as make personal financial decisions.

The finance minor is available to students in all majors except business administration. All requirements for the finance minor must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. Students electing the finance minor are not formally admitted to nor graduate from the College of Business and Economics.

Students must complete at least 12 units of courses at Towson in order to earn this minor. Courses taken prior to declaring the minor may be applied toward fulfilling the requirements. For more information contact the Department of Finance.

Required Courses (18 units)

Course Number Course Name
FIN 331* Principles of Financial Management (3)
FIN 350** Financial Modeling in Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 351** Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
FIN 333** Investments and Equity Security Analysis (3)
Choose at least one of the following finance courses.
(Note: Students may opt to choose both electives from the following group)
FIN 423** Investments and Fixed Income Securities (3)
FIN 430** Financial Institutions and Management of Risk (3)
FIN 433** Portfolio Management (3)
FIN 435** International Finance (3)
FIN 439** Financial Policy (3)
Choose at least one from the following courses if only one course is selected from the previous section.
FPLN 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3)
ECON 337 Public Finance (3)
ECON 339 Health Economics (3)
ECON 370 Sports Economics (3)
MATH 438 Actuarial Models (3)
MATH 485 Mathematical Finance (3)
MATH 486 Risk Management and Financial Engineering (3)

*Note that the prerequisites for FIN 331 are: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, ECON 201, ECON 202 and ECON 205/MATH 231 and Junior Standing.

**Prerequisites checked online during registration: FIN 331 must be completed with a grade of equivalent of 2.00 or higher before taking any other FIN course.

Finance Minor Forms

Finance Minor Advising Form (PDF)

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