Students Jonas Kuwert, Morgan Staples and Clint Halim study near the Finaical Tech Center inside the Lender School of Business. (Photography by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in October 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media 
In paid media – 3 years license.,Students Jonas Kuwert, Morgan Staples and Clint Halim study near the Finaical Tech Center inside the Lender School of Business. (Photography by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in October 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media 
In paid media – 3 years license.,Students Jonas Kuwert, Morgan Staples and Clint Halim study near the Finaical Tech Center inside the Lender School of Business. (Photography by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in October 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media 
In paid media – 3 years license.,Students Jonas Kuwert, Morgan Staples and Clint Halim study near the Finaical Tech Center inside the Lender School of Business. (Photography by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in October 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media 
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Minor in Finance

Minor Overview

The tools you’ll acquire as a finance minor can be applied in fields as varied as health care and technology, public policy and nonprofit work. A basic understanding of how to create budgets and analyze financial data is an appealing skillset — one that employers look for, and one that can help you in whichever career path you decide to pursue.

You’ll examine issues of financial management, global investment, financial markets and corporate finance. And, while developing a foundation in these core areas, you’ll have some flexibility to complement the program with one non-finance course. Our Terry W. Goodwin ’67 Financial Technology Center is a great resource for exploring your interest in finance and offers opportunities to practice building financial models and analyzing real-time economic data.  

Curriculum and Requirements

Finance Minor Curriculum

Students wishing to minor in finance must complete 18 credits.

FIN 201Fundamentals of Financial Management3
Select five of the following six finance core courses:15
FIN 310
Investment Analysis
FIN 320
Financial Modeling
FIN 350
Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN 360
Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 380
Intermediate Corporate Finance
FIN 485
Derivative Securities
Total Credits18

Students may request permission to use one non-finance course to fulfill their minor requirements.

Additional course details
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Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment and number of graduates


Number of finance program graduates:

  • 2015-16: 111
  • 2014-15: 80
  • 2013-14: 64
  • 2012-13: 69
  • 2011-12: 55

Student enrollment in finance in 2015-16: 357

Retention and graduation rates


  • School of Business freshman retention rate: 83%
  • School of Business 6-year graduation rate:  69%
  • School of Business graduate placement rate: 98%

Median starting salary


Median starting salary for finance program graduates: $55,000