In conjunction with the Gabelli School of Business, students in Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) or Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) may complete a minor in finance.
The finance minor complements the liberal arts core by enlarging the diversity of graduate degrees open to students with a liberal arts background and provides additional preparation for their post-graduation job search. The minor in finance provides arts & sciences students with an option to engage in business school coursework while remaining in FCRH or FCLC. It increases students' basic skills in accounting, provides theoretical and empirical knowledge of financial markets and corporate financial policies, exposes them to case studies, and helps them to write and present effectively for a corporate environment.
The required business courses for the minor are offered regularly on the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. Students who plan to minor in finance may take ECON 1200 Principles of Microeconomics to fulfill the Core social science requirement and the finance minor. Economics majors may count ECON 1200 as well as ECON 2140 Statistics I and ECON 2142 Statistics II toward their major.
To earn the minor in finance, students must complete six (6) courses, as follows:
|Principles of Financial Accounting
|Corporate Financial Policy 1
|Investments & Security Anlys 1
|Two upper-level finance electives 2,3
Any course of three or more credits with the subject code FNBU, numbered 3000 or higher, may fulfill this requirement.
Some economics courses of three or more credits with the subject code ECON, numbered 3000 or higher, may also fulfill this requirement, with the approval of the Finance and Business Economics Area, except for ECON 3743 Stocks, Bonds, Options, and Futures, ECON 3778 Corporate Finance, and ECON 3739 Financial Markets, which do not count.
Courses taken to fulfill the finance minor electives must be separate from electives taken toward a major in economics, international political economy, or interdisciplinary math & economics. One finance minor elective may count as an economics elective towards a minor in economics, international political economy, or interdisciplinary math & economics.
Additionally, the following courses are prerequisites for the finance minor, and must be completed:
|Principles of Microeconomics
Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center students may use ECON 1200 Principles of Microeconomics to satisfy one of their Core social science requirements. It is advisable that students interested in pursuing a finance minor take these prerequisites as early as possible. In addition, as many of the finance classes are sequential, it is recommended that students begin this minor no later than the fall of sophomore year.
The minor in finance is available for Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center students.