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College of Business Administration
Department of Finance

404 Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2426

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 students to gain some familiarity with financial management as well with as with the system of financial 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 for 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.

Requirement to declare the finance minor:

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

Requirements to progress in the finance minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 overall GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required.
  • Minimum C grade in FIN 36053.

Requirement to graduate with the finance minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 minor GPA. In computing the minor GPA, all attempts of 30000 and 40000 level courses are included in the calculation. Only the highest grade for all attempts in the 20000 level courses required in this minor are used for the calculation of the minor GPA.
  • Minimum C grade in FIN 36053.

Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3  
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
KSS ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
  FIN 36053 Business Finance 1 3 C
  FIN 36054 Intermediate Business Finance 1 3  
  Electives-choose from the following: 9  
  FIN 36058 The Financial System 1 (3)    
  FIN 36059 Investments 1 (3)    
  FIN 36081 Principles of Insurance 1 (3)    
  FIN 46054 Financial Risk Management 1 3)    
  FIN 46064 International Business Finance 1 (3)    
  FIN 46068 Financial Management of Commercial Banks 1 (3)    
  1. Students are expected to satisfy course prerequisites. Prerequisites are not tied to a particular catalog; therefore it is important to look at the most current information about a course.

Program Policy:

  • To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least 50 percent of the total required credit hours for the minor at Kent State University, at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be at the upper-division (30-40000) level, and at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be different from courses in the student's major and minor(s). Student may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.