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Finance Minor

Step-up your OHIO major with a finance minor which will help you project future growth, analyze expenditure, and prepare you for the world of business, economics, and banking

Challenging financial markets on Wall Street and around the world make the need for savvy leaders with a finance background more vital than ever before.

The finance minor will provide you with a basic understanding of corporate finance, financial markets and institutions, and investments. After getting this basic financial knowledge, you can choose from a number of electives based on your interests to complete the additional required minor courses.

Depending on the electives students choose to take within the minor, they may be prepared for fields such as banking, insurance, government services, or in an array of industries that employ financial analysts, decision makers, financial strategists, budgeting officers, and planners.

OHIO students who are studying math, computer science, engineering, accounting, and analytics are especially encouraged to consider this finance minor. This minor pairs well with OHIO's business analytics minor, marketing minor, and sales certificate.

Courses in Finance Minor

All students complete these two courses:

  • FIN 3270 - Financial Markets and Institutions
    Flow of funds and interest-price movements in money and capital markets. Supply of loanable funds and demand for funds in mortgage loan market, consumer credit market, corporate securities markets, and markets for government securities and municipal obligations. Consideration of effects on financial markets of Federal Reserve and Treasury policies.
  • FIN 3410 - Investments
    This course covers the principles used by investors to identify and evaluate various investment alternatives.

Complete one of the following:

  • FIN 2400 - Financial Management
    This course is an introduction to and overview of financial management.
  • FIN 3000 - Introduction to Corporate Finance
    Introduces the student to the basic principles of short-term and long-term corporate financial management.

Elective Courses:

Complete additional FIN courses for a total of 15 hours. 




  • OHIO's finance minor is offered by the College of Business (COB)
  • The minor's program code is OR6125
  • The finance minor is earned after completing 15 hours of course work

Admission Information

  • Freshman/First-Year Admission: University admission requirements and completion of MATH 1350
  • Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements
  • External Transfer Admission: University admission requirements and completion of MATH 1350


Complete course information is available in the Undergraduate Catalog. This includes Repeat/Retake Information, Grades, Requisites, Warnings, and more. Review the catalog and talk with your academic advisor — or an advisor in the Allen Student Advising Center — as you consider this minor.


  • FIN 3000 is available online and counts toward the minor.
  • A student could specialize in corporate finance, investments, or financial planning by selecting specific upper levels for the two elective courses.

The finance minor is available to all Ohio University undergraduate students. To declare this minor, go to your college student service office and ask for a declaration of major/minor form. Use the Request More Information button for help locating your college student service office.