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College of Business Administration
Department of Finance

Room 404, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2426
Fax: 330-672-9806

Some knowledge of finance is necessary to understand and work in most businesses and organizations. Profits and value creation are the “bottom lines” to which companies direct their efforts. The Finance minor allows student to gain some familiarity with financial management as well as the financial system of institutions and markets in which firms must operate. Some acquaintance with investment techniques may help students in managing their personal finances. The Finance minor is particularly useful for business students in other majors who take the requisite courses, and other students who desire to acquire some understanding of finance without having to take all the core business school requisites. Both groups are exposed to important fundamentals, yet they also will have the flexibility to consider several areas of finance.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Course Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KSS   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  FIN 36053 Business Finance 3
    36054 Intermediate Business Finance 3
  Electives-choose from the following: 9
  FIN 36058 The Financial System (3)  
    36059 Investments (3)  
    36081 Principles of Insurance (3)  
    46054 Financial Risk Management 3)  
    46064 International Business Finance (3)  
    46068 Financial Management of Commercial Banks (3)  


Requirement to declare the finance minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.

Requirement to graduate with the finance minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 GPA (including all attempts in 30000 and 40000 level courses) is required in the minor courses

Note: To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least two courses in the minor at Kent State University on a graded basis. At least one of these courses must be at the upper-division (30000 or 40000) level.