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Finance Minor

Finance
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
See major description for more information.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Finance Fundamentals
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
or FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
This minor is only available for students pursuing a BSB in the Carlson School of Management.
Minor Courses
FINA 4221 - Principles of Corporate Finance (2.0 cr)
FINA 4121 - Financial Markets and Interest Rates (2.0 cr)
or FINA 4121H - Financial Markets and Interest Rates (2.0 cr)
FINA 4321 - Portfolio Management and Performance Evaluation (2.0 cr)
or FINA 4321H - Portfolio Management and Performance Evaluation (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FINA 4122 - Banking Institutions (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4325 - Behavioral Finance (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4329 - Security Analysis Capstone (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4422 - Financial Modeling (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4522 - Options & Derivatives I (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4529 - Derivatives II Capstone (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4621 - The Global Economy (Macro) (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4622 - International Finance (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4242W - Corporate Investment Decisions [WI] (4.0 cr)
· FINA 4920 - Topics in Finance (2.0-4.0 cr)
 
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FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: Acct 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
FINA 4221 - Principles of Corporate Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01585 - Fina 4221/Fina 4241
Prerequisites: 3001, CSOM major, actuarial science major
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical/applied corporate finance, impact on investment decisions. Financing decisions, payout decisions, tax effects, managerial incentives. prereq: 3001, CSOM major, actuarial science major
FINA 4121 - Financial Markets and Interest Rates
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02134
Prerequisites: 3001, CSOM major
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Valuing fixed income securities. Term structure on interest rates. Forward rates. Fixed income valuation. Treasury, corporate, municipal, and securitization markets. prereq: 3001, CSOM major
FINA 4121H - Financial Markets and Interest Rates
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02134 - Fina 4121/Fina 4121H
Prerequisites: 3001, CSOM major, honors
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Valuing fixed income securities. Term structure on interest rates. Forward rates. Fixed income valuation. Treasury, corporate, municipal, securitization markets. prereq: 3001, CSOM major, honors
FINA 4321 - Portfolio Management and Performance Evaluation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02135
Prerequisites: 3001, CSOM major, can take &4522
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Investment environment. Concepts used to manage security portfolios. Risk/return tradeoffs, diversification. Asset allocation, Active portfolio management versus indexed portfolios. Portfolio performance evaluation. prereq: 3001, CSOM major, can take concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4522
FINA 4321H - Portfolio Management and Performance Evaluation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02135 - Fina 4321/Fina 4321H
Prerequisites: 3001, CSOM major, honors
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Investment environment. Concepts used to manage security portfolios. Risk/return tradeoffs, diversification. Asset allocation, Active portfolio management versus indexed portfolios. Portfolio performance evaluation. prereq: 3001, CSOM major, honors
FINA 4122 - Banking Institutions
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3001, 4121, CSOM major
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Management of banking institutions. Commercial banks, thrifts. Theory/practice in banking. Asset management, liability management, capital management. Public policy issues.
FINA 4325 - Behavioral Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 4321 or 4321H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to use psychology/realistic settings to guide/develop alternative theories of financial market. How insights of behavioral finance complement traditional paradigm/shed light on trading patterns, behavior of asset prices, corporate finance, various Wall Street practices. prereq: 4321 or 4321H
FINA 4329 - Security Analysis Capstone
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01587 - Fina 4322/Fina 4329
Prerequisites: 4121 or 4121H, 4321 or 4321H, 4422, 4522, ACCT 5100 or ACCT 5101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Valuation of equity securities. Principles. Relationship between various valuation approaches. Tools to test self-designed security selection rules. prereq: 4121 or 4121H, 4321 or 4321H, 4422, 4522, ACCT 5100 or ACCT 5101
FINA 4422 - Financial Modeling
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Projecting financial statements to identify financing needs and perform DCF analysis in decision making. APV-, FCF-, and WACC-based methods. prereq: 3001, 4221, ACCT 5100 or 5101, CSOM major
FINA 4522 - Options & Derivatives I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01588 - Fina 4522/Fina 4523
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Forwards/futures, options, swaps. Markets these derivatives trade in, their valuation, how they are used to speculate/manage risk in financial markets. Multi-period binomial model. prereq: 3001 or 3001H, or ApEc , 4121 or 4121H, 4321 (can be concurrent)or 4321H (can be concurrent), CSOM major
FINA 4529 - Derivatives II Capstone
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02086
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Quantitatively advanced material such as Black-Scholes model for valuing option sensitivities (the Greeks). Value-at-risk methods. Valuation/uses of credit derivatives such as default swaps/collateralized debt obligations. prereq: 4522 or 4523
FINA 4621 - The Global Economy (Macro)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01590 - Fina 4621/Fina 4641
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of macroeconomic policies in emerging markets and developed countries. International dimensions of corporate finance. Exchange rates, interest rate parity, trade deficit/surplus. prereq: 3001, CSOM major
FINA 4622 - International Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: CSOM major, 3001, 4121 or 4121H, 4221
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Corporate investment, risk management decision making in international context. International capital markets, cost of capital in emerging economies. Measuring/managing currency risk. prereq: CSOM major, 3001, 4121 or 4121H, 4221
FINA 4242W - Corporate Investment Decisions (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01760 - Fina 4229/Fina 4242
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing firm's investment in working capital/fixed assets. Capstone course requiring application of corporate valuation principles from earlier coursework to cases involving working capital management, making capital budgeting decisions, targeting/evaluating firm performance, assessing mergers/acquisitions, and other topics. prereq: 3001, 4121 or 4121H, 4321 or 4321H, 4422, 4522, CSOM major
FINA 4920 - Topics in Finance
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary.