Finance, Minor

Finance plays a critical role in any organization and many careers. Adding a finance minor to any major at Saint Louis University allows students to expand their skills in an in-demand field.

Entry-level finance jobs pay some of the highest salaries in business and provide excellent job mobility. Finance skills are beneficial in a range of job functions and become more critical as professionals advance their careers into management roles. Skills gained through SLU's finance courses are also valuable in preparing for admission to graduate business programs such as an MBA.

Required Courses
ACCT 2200Financial Accounting *3
ACCT 2220Accounting for Decision Making 3
BIZ 1002Business Foundations Excel Lab0
ECON 1900Principles of Economics ^3
FIN 3010Principles of Finance3
FIN 3330Fixed Income Securities and Markets3
FIN 3630Equity Securities and Markets3
FIN 4230Financial Management3
FIN 4650Derivative Securities and Markets3
OPM 2070Introduction to Business Statistics3
Total Credits27

Additional prerequisite: Sophomore standing or BIZ 1000 Business Foundations (1 cr) / BIZ 1001 Business Foundations for Non-Business Major Change Students (1 cr)

Course prerequisite of BIZ 1002 Business Foundations Excel Lab (0 cr) may be met via Microsoft Excel Level 1 certification.


Additional prerequisite: MATH 1200 College Algebra (3 cr).


Outside of the Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), a maximum of one business course (3 credit hours) may be used to fulfill requirements in two business majors/minors.

Continuation Standards

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 their minor GPA to a 2.00, or they will not be allowed to enroll in 3000- and 4000-level minor courses.