The minor in finance prepares students to understand the financial implications inherent in virtually all business decisions. This is obviously true for a large corporation, a major bank, or a casino and hotel company. However, it is equally true for the owner of a small business with 10 employees, for a city manager with 200 employees, or for the business director of a nonprofit organization. The finance curriculum allows students to explore financial management, investments, or financial services.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to recognize and apply time value of money concepts.
  • Be able to recognize and explain the relationship between risk and return.
  • Be able to recognize and explain how cash flows create value.
  • Be able to recognize and explain how information is reflected in market prices.

Career Possibilities


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Minor in Finance


Department of Finance

The finance discipline can be classified into three areas: corporate finance, investments, and finance markets and institutions. The department of finance offers a major and minor in finance and prepares its students for successful careers in corporate management, depository institutions, investment management, and financial services.


Lee Business School

The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business; develops business leaders; and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.