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Minor Requirements

Minors in the College of Business

The College of Business offers nine minors in business and economics. Most minors require 18 credit hours plus prerequisites, if any. These minors (with the exception of economics) are designed primarily for non-business majors. A student may not take more than 30 credit hours in the College of Business without declaring a business major. The acceptance of transfer credits will be governed by standards and policies of the College of Business and its departments.

Students should choose a minor that will help them in their chosen career. The general business minor should be declared after consultation with the associate dean. Other minors should be declared with the help of a faculty advisor or department chair of the appropriate department.

Finance Minors

The Finance Department offers two Finance minors to nonbusiness students at MSU Denver. Business minors are generally not available to business majors.

General Finance Minor

Financial Services Minor

Students should choose a Finance minor if it will help them in their chosen career. The Finance minor should be declared only after consultation with a faculty advisor or department chair of the Finance department.

General Finance Minor

This minor offers a broad-based education in finance, emphasizing a particular field within this discipline, such as personal financial planning, investments, managerial finance, financial institutions, or international finance.

For the General Finance minor, the student must have completed ACC 2010, ECO 2010, ECO 2020, and MTH 1320 which may be applied to the student's General Studies or elective requirements as applicable. The Finance Department requires 60 credit hours (junior standing) prior to taking upper-division finance courses. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all finance minor courses. At least 12 hours of finance courses must be completed in residency at MSU Denver to satisfy the requirements of the minor.

Required Courses

Course Title
Hours
FIN 3010 Financial Markets and Institutions
3
FIN 3300 Managerial Finance
3
FIN 3600 Investments**
3
FIN XXXX Upper Division FIN Electives*
9
  Total Hours Required for General Finance Minor
18

*Students should select three (3) electives in consultation with their Finance Department advisor.

Suggested General Finance Electives

Course Title
Hours
FIN 3100 International Money & Finance
3
FIN 3320 Entrepreneurial Finance
3
FIN 4200 Financial Modeling
3
FIN 4500 Financial Statement Analysis
3
FIN 4950 Financial Strategies & Policies
3

Financial Services Minor

The minor offers a focused education in the financial services area emphasizing a particular field within this discipline, such as personal financial planning, investments, and financial institutions.

The Finance Department requires 60 credit hours (junior standing) prior to taking upper-division finance courses. A minimum grade of "C" is required in all finance minor courses. At least 12 hours of finance courses must be completed in residency at MSU Denver to satisfy the requirements of the minor.

Required Courses

Course Title
Hours
ACC2010
Principles of Accounting I
3
FIN 2250 or
Personal Money Management
3
FIN 3150 Personal Financial Planning
3
FIN 3450 Retirement Planning and Emp. Benefits
3
 FIN XXX Upper Division FIN Electives*
9
  Total Hours Required for Financial Services Minor
18

Suggested Financial Services Electives

Course Title
Hours
MKT 3000 Principles of Marketing
3
FIN 3010 Financial Markets and Institutions
3
FIN 3220 Entrepreneurial Finance
3
FIN 3420 Principles of Insurance
3
FIN 3600 Investments**
3
FIN 3800 Real Estate Practice and Law
3
FIN 4400 Estate Planning
3
FIN 4600 Security Analysis and Portfolio Mgt.**
3

* Students should select three (3) electives in consultation with their Finance Department advisor.

**FIN 3600 has a prerequisite of FIN 3300; FIN 4600 has a prerequisite of FIN 3600


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