Financial Services Minor for Non-Business Majors

Financial Services Program Fundamentals

Financial Services focuses on how to apply the principles of finance to the firms, services and products that serve the individual and business consumers. The professional opportunities in the financial services areas of banking, insurance, real estate, and financial planning are expanding rapidly. This program provides the non-business major an opportunity to develop career-focused skills in the financial services area.

Our Faculty

  • are highly trained in their areas and highly motivated to provide students with sound theory and application of the finance principles
  • are dedicated to providing the best possible education for their students

Akron Advantage

The program is accredited at the highest possible level by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The College of Business Administration is considered to be one of the best business schools by Princeton Review and ranked in the top 6 percent of all undergraduate programs by BusinessWeek.

Hands-On Research

Applications-based courses develop real-world decision-making skills through the introduction of relevant business issues into the classroom, use of expert guest speakers, case-based analysis and integration of current events.

Real-World Experience

Guest speakers expose students to experiences of key members of the business community.

Financial Services Program Student Organizations:

  • Financial Management Association
  • Financial Management Association Honors Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma - an honorary fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Pi - a professional fraternity
  • Student Toastmasters
  • International Business Association

Curriculum Guide

Required- 9 credits

Course Number Course Name Credits

Foundations in Personal Finance


6140:131 Personal Finance 3
6140:300 Introduction to Finance 3
6140:341 Contemporary Investments 3
Total 9

Electives- 9 credits

6200:410 Tax for Financial Planning 3
6200:430 Contemporary Federal Taxation 3
6400:338 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
6400:390 Real Estate Principles: A Value Approach 3
6400:402 Income Property Appraisal 3
6400:403 Real Estate Finance 3
6400:415 Risk Management & Insurance 3
6400:417 Retirement & Estate Planning 3
6400:424 Real Estate Law 3
6400:432 Seminar in Financial Planning 3
6400:436 Commercial Bank Management 3
6600:275 Professional Selling 3
Total 9
Total Credits Required 18

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For More Information:

Department of Finance

Contact: Dr.Susan Hanlon

Career Opportunities

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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