2021-2022 Catalogue

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
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

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as a business-related elective, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies 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 two minors.  A course may only apply to one minor.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor. 
  • A minor may not be declared after a student has been awarded their bachelor's degree.