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Finance

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): Business

Why Choose a Finance Minor?

This minor will prepare students for careers in financial institutions and business. Many students with other business majors are strongly encouraged to take additional courses in finance to prepare them for either finance related jobs or to strengthen their training and expertise in accounting, marketing, management, or computer information systems. By combining one of these majors with a minor in finance, the student is prepared for a greater number of career opportunities and greater flexibility. The designation of a Finance Minor provides such students with additional evidence of subject matter expertise.

Admission Requirements

New students: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher. ACT score requirements shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students aged 23 or older.

Transfer students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for FSU's ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU's MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher. ACT score requirements shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students aged 23 or older.

Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business dean's office.

Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive the Finance Minor upon graduation with a Baccalaureate degree, and after successful completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in Finance Minor courses.

Note: No more than 50% of the credits in this minor may be transferred from another institution.  A maximum of one third of the credits, but not more than 7 credits in a minor, may overlap with the student's major.

More Information

Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
231-591-2434

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Required Courses
Mathematics of Finance
3
Financial Markets-Institutions
3
Financial Management 1
3
Financial Management 2
3
Investment Principles
3
Electives
Choose one:
Personal Finance
3
Real Estate Finance
3
Fin Analysis & Forecasting
3
Introduction to Derivatives
3
Financial Modeling
3
Portfolio Management
3
Problems in Finance
3
International Finance
3
Minimum credit hours required for Finance Minor:
18
Note: Finance students must be able to demonstrate competency in ISYS 105 topics or take ISYS 105.
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