Business Finance Minor

A wide range of opportunities exists for financial analysts, budget analysts, loan officers, stockbrokers, portfolio managers, investment brokers and other financial advisors. According to US government sources, employment in many finance areas is expected to grow faster than average in the future.

Career Opportunities

Whether working in private industry, government, or for non-profit organizations, you can:

  • Develop and monitor operating budgets and financial control systems.
  • Perform project and capital budgeting analysis and develop feasibility studies.
  • Conduct financial analysis to aid in corporate control, advise investors, and design optimal investment portfolios.
  • Design and promote financial products for use by industry, banks, and other financial institutions.
  • Analyze the profitability of alternative investment options and make recommendation of likely investment outcomes.

Scholarships and Internships

Many scholarship opportunities are available for qualified students majoring in finance with a concentration in business finance. Internships are available in industrial corporations, banks, thrift institutions and securities firms.

Minor Requirements

For Students Whose Major Is in another Department in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics:

9 hours chosen from FIR 1220 or upper division hours in finance approved by the finance undergraduate career advisor or department chair.

For Students Whose Major Is within another College at the University (21 hours):

  • ACCT 2010 - Fundamentals of Acct I
  • ECON 2020 - Intro to Microeconomics
  • FIR 3410 - Financial Management
  • FIR 3710 - Investments
  • FIR 3720 - Financial Markets
  • Six (6) additional hours from FIR 1220 or upper division hours approved by the finance undergraduate career advisor or department chair