Finance Minor for Business Majors

Finance Fundamentals

The field of finance deals with the management of money and assets.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative
  • use case studies, seminar presentations and skills performance to bring the business world to life

Akron Advantage

The program is accredited at the highest possible level by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College of Business Administration is considered to be one of the best business schools by Princeton Review and ranked in the top 100 of all undergraduate programs by BusinessWeek.

Hands-On Research

You'll work in teams on real-world business cases, applying your classroom knowledge to help solve problems facing local businesses.

Real-World Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education (co-op) program in the applied mathematical field of your choice. Through co-op, you'll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Finance Student Organizations:

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

Curriculum Guide

Required - 12 credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
6400:200 Foundations in Personal Finance 3
6400:338 Financial Markets & Institutions 3
6400:343 Investments 3
6400:301 Corporate Finance  or 3
6400:310 Corporate Financial Management 3
Total 12

Electives - 6 credits

6100:495 Internship in Finance Administration 3
6200:430 Contemporary Federal Taxation 3
6400:323 International Business Law 3
6400:389 Advanced Financial Analytics 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 Planning 3
6400:424 Real Estate Law 3
6400:436 Commercial Bank Management 3
6400:447 Security & Portfolio Analysis 3
6400:448 Advanced Portfolio Analysis 3
6400:473 Financial Statement Analysis 3
6400:478 Treasury Management 3
6400:481 International Business Finance 3
6400:490 Selected Topics in Finance 3
Total 6
Total Credits Required: 18

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Department of Finance

Contact: Dr.Susan Hanlon

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in finance paves the way to a variety of careers in the field, including:

  • analysts
  • managers
  • controllers
  • treasurers
  • advisers 
  • planners

Career Outlook

Opportunities in the field of finance are growing rapidly. Individuals with an expertise in economics, finance or risk management, particularly those with graduate degrees, will enjoy the best job prospects.

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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