University Catalogues

Minor in Finance

The Minor in Finance offers students an opportunity to either sample broadly from finance courses or construct a concentrated theme with the assistance of the minor coordinator. These themes can incorporate managerial finance, investments, and financial markets or financial institutions. Please note that there are significant prerequisites for all finance courses.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses12
FI 305Principles of Accounting and Finance3
FI 306Financial Markets and Investment (FI 306 is formerly FI 320. FI 307 is formerly FI 380.)3
or FI 307 Advanced Managerial Finance
Select one other finance (FI) course (except FI 401 or FI 421)3
Select one additional finance (FI) course or one Arts and Sciences course from the following: 13
Introduction to Data and Information Management
Data-Driven Decision Making
Programming Fundamentals
International Economic Growth and Development
Modern Economic Systems
Health Economics
Development of Economic Thought
Linear Models for Business Decision-Making
Probability Models for Business Decision-Making
Continuous Probability for Risk Management
Actuarial Topics in Probability and Risk Management
Financial Calculus and Derivative Pricing
The Mathematics of Discrete Options Pricing
Mathematical Theory of Interest
The Science and Business of Biotechnology

Other Arts and Sciences courses can be used only with the approval of the Minors Coordinator.

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor/major combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor/major exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives or Context and Perspectives courses. Courses fulfilling Business Dynamics or Business Environment requirements can only apply to the Business Administration minor.  
  • Courses fulfilling Foundations for Success requirements may not be applied to a minor.
  • The electives guide defines all classes designated as Arts and Sciences and Business. A business course can apply to an unrestricted elective requirement but cannot serve as an arts and science elective.  Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Business Administration major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of three minors including the required Business Administration minor
  • A single course may only apply to one minor.
  • To be awarded a minor, students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor. See the exception for the Business Administration Minor below.
  • A minor may not be declared after a student has been awarded their bachelor's degree.
  • Please note: some courses have prerequisites that must be completed before beginning the minor and some minor requirements/electives have prerequisites that must be completed.

Policy on Business Administration Minor

All students will automatically be enrolled in a Business Administration minor. In order to graduate with a designated minor, a student must earn a 2.00 GPA for the courses comprising the minor. All Bentley students are required to successfully complete the courses for the Business Administration minor (grade of D- or above), no matter what major(s) they select, as part of their requirements. Students who pass the required courses for the Business Administration minor, but do not meet the minimum required 2.00 GPA, will have the minor removed as a program of study prior to being awarded an undergraduate degree.