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Finance Minor

Finance is broadly defined as the art and science of making decisions involving money. In the finance program at Salisbury University, you’ll learn exactly how banking institutions, corporations and markets operate and how they stay in compliance with government regulations.

Why Choose Finance at SU?

The finance industry continues to evolve at a dizzying pace, but SU is up to date with the latest in the field and will keep your skills fresh. The finance minor provides general exposure to finance and is intended to help prepare non-finance majors for employment in a variety of fields that require financial sophistication. Examples include:

  • Corporate accounting
  • Consulting
  • Real estate
  • Marketing of insurance
  • Financial products

The finance minor requires 21-24 credit hours, any of which may be used to fulfill other Perdue School requirements. A minimum of nine credits must be taken at SU for the finance minor. Each course in the minor must be completed with grades of C or higher. The finance minor is open to any non-finance major at SU. 

The finance minor requires students take the following courses:

  • MATH 155 Modern Statistics
  • ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics


  • ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics


  • ECON 150 Principles of Economics
  • FINA 311 Financial Management
  • FINA 441 Investments I

Students also select two courses from the following:

  • FINA 317 Securities Regulations and Licensing
  • FINA 312 Risk Management and Insurance
  • FINA 440 Corporate Finance
  • FINA 442 Financial Derivatives
  • FINA 443 Essentials of Real Estate
  • FINA 445 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • FINA 446 Retirement Planning
  • FINA 447 International Financial Management
  • FINA 448 Estate Planning
  • FINA 449 Practicum in Portfolio Management

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a finance major.

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