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Earn a minor in finance at Marian University

Minor in Finance

Understanding the basic principles of finance will serve you well in a business career. As a business major at Marian University, you can add a minor in finance to your studies and be even more marketable upon graduation.

With a finance minor to complement your accounting, business analytics, marketing, or management degree, you will differentiate yourself from other job applicants without a finance background. It can also make you a more attractive candidate in the eyes of many hiring managers.

Why choose a minor in finance at Marian?

Understanding how to analyze financial data, make well-informed financial decisions, and effectively maximize financial resources to manage business operations is an important skill that complements career paths ranging from the corporate world to nonprofit organizations.

As a finance minor, you should have an interest in learning about the “big picture” of business. You’ll study a range of financial topics, like:

  • How to analyze financial data, financial modeling, and financial advising
  • Sound, ethical approaches for managing investment portfolios
  • The state of the national economy and its impact on stock and real estate markets
  • Best practices for managing risk
  • Using venture capital to expand business operations

Our high-impact, experiential finance curriculum gives you significant business experience from your first day of classes. You’ll get hands on-opportunities to invest real dollars through a student-managed venture fund and to collaborate with local business and civic leaders on financial planning and management projects. Along the way, you’ll learn valuable skills that will help you manage your personal finances wisely and plan a secure future.

What will you study?

Our finance courses are intentionally designed to help you develop essential analytical and critical thinking skills while building broad foundational knowledge about the world of finance.

To earn our 24-credit finance minor, you’ll complete courses including:

  • BUS 209: Quantitative Analysis of Business
  • FIN 111: Personal Finance
  • FIN 311: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • ACC 250: Intro to Financial and Managerial Accounting

You’ll also complete six elective credits, choosing from courses like:

  • FIN 350: Money and Banking
  • FIN 352: Public Finance
  • FIN 357: Risk and Insurance
  • FIN 358: Student-Managed Venture Fund
  • ACC 430: Federal Taxation I

    What are your career paths?

    With a major in business and a minor in finance, you’ll have excellent prospects for a dynamic career. Depending on your major, these are some of the jobs you could pursue with a finance minor:

    Minor in Finance

    Understanding the basic principles of finance will serve you well in a business career. As a business major at Marian University, you can add a minor in finance to your studies and be even more marketable upon graduation.

    With a finance minor to complement your accounting, business analytics, marketing, or management degree, you will differentiate yourself from other job applicants without a finance background. It can also make you a more attractive candidate in the eyes of many hiring managers.

    Why choose a minor in finance at Marian?

    Understanding how to analyze financial data, make well-informed financial decisions, and effectively maximize financial resources to manage business operations is an important skill that complements career paths ranging from the corporate world to nonprofit organizations.

    As a finance minor, you should have an interest in learning about the “big picture” of business. You’ll study a range of financial topics, like:

    • How to analyze financial data, financial modeling, and financial advising
    • Sound, ethical approaches for managing investment portfolios
    • The state of the national economy and its impact on stock and real estate markets
    • Best practices for managing risk
    • Using venture capital to expand business operations

    Our high-impact, experiential finance curriculum gives you significant business experience from your first day of classes. You’ll get hands on-opportunities to invest real dollars through a student-managed venture fund and to collaborate with local business and civic leaders on financial planning and management projects. Along the way, you’ll learn valuable skills that will help you manage your personal finances wisely and plan a secure future.

    What will you study?

    Our finance courses are intentionally designed to help you develop essential analytical and critical thinking skills while building broad foundational knowledge about the world of finance.

    To earn our 24-credit finance minor, you’ll complete courses including:

    • BUS 209: Quantitative Analysis of Business
    • FIN 111: Personal Finance
    • FIN 311: Advanced Corporate Finance
    • ACC 250: Intro to Financial and Managerial Accounting

    You’ll also complete six elective credits, choosing from courses like:

    • FIN 350: Money and Banking
    • FIN 352: Public Finance
    • FIN 357: Risk and Insurance
    • FIN 358: Student-Managed Venture Fund
    • ACC 430: Federal Taxation I

      What are your career paths?

      With a major in business and a minor in finance, you’ll have excellent prospects for a dynamic career. Depending on your major, these are some of the jobs you could pursue with a finance minor:

      Major Minor Career options 
      AccountingFinanceFinancial analyst, personal financial advisor, financial examiner, loan officer, risk and compliance manager, or commercial and consumer banking specialist
      Business analytics FinanceOperations research analyst, database administrator, supply chain or logistics manager, production planning manager 
      Management

      FinanceFinancial manager, management analyst, administrative services manager, business manager, operations manager
      Marketing FinanceSales director, business development manager, account executive, market researcher, brand manager, or fundraising manager 

      According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here are employment projections for some of those occupations.

      OccupationGrowth through 2026 Median salary (2016) 
      Sales manager 7 percent $117,960 
      Administrative services manager10 percent  $90,050
      Fundraising manager 10 percent $107,320
      Database administrator 10 percent $84,950 
      Financial analyst 11 percent $81,760
      Loan officer 11 percent$63,650 
      Management analyst 14 percent $81,330 
      Personal financial advisor 15 percent $90,530 
      Financial manager 19 percent $121,750 
      Operations research analyst 27 percent $79,200 

      Want to Know More?

      Office of Undergraduate Admission
      (317) 955-6300
      (800) 772-7264
      admissions@marian.edu

      Office of Pre-Medicine and Pre-Health Professions
      (317) 955-6544
      stlukes@marian.edu

      For Program Specifics

      Thomas Gjerde
      Assistant Dean
      (317) 955-6455
      tgjerde@marian.edu

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