Adding on a finance minor to any other business major, or even non-business major, at Saint Louis University should be valuable for students.
Entry-level finance jobs pay some of the highest salaries in the business field and provide for greater job mobility. Additionally, skills gained through finance courses can be valuable when taking admissions tests for, and applying to, graduate schools for an MBA degree.
Depending on other prerequisite courses a student may have already taken, a finance minor may not add many additional course requirements. Thus, in a cost-benefit analysis, adding a minor in finance from the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business may be worth the investment of time and resources.
|ACCT 2200||Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 2220||Accounting for Decision Making †||3|
|ECON 1900||Principles of Economics||3|
|FIN 3010||Principles of Finance ‡||3|
|FIN 3330||Fixed Income Securities and Markets ‡||3|
|FIN 3630||Equity Securities and Markets ‡||3|
|FIN 4230||Financial Management ‡||3|
|FIN 4650||Derivative Securities and Markets ‡||3|
|OPM 2070||Introduction to Business Statistics||3|
Additional prerequisite: BIZ 1002 Business Foundations Excel Lab (0 cr) or Microsoft Excel Level 1 certification
A grade of at least a “B-” in FIN 3010 Principles of Finance is a prerequisite for all other finance courses, except FIN 3160 Real Estate (3 cr), which can be taken concurrently with FIN 3010 Principles of Finance (3 cr).
Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in all courses used to fulfill minor requirements. If the minor GPA falls below a 2.00, students will have one semester to increase minor GPA to a 2.00 or students will not be allowed to enroll in 3000 and 4000 level minor courses.