Finance Minor

The minor in finance is not available to Economics first and second majors. Economics majors should consider the Finance Concentration, or explore finance area courses in their elective choices.

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Requirements: 5 courses

Prerequisites 

Choose ONE of the following:

  • STA 111 Probability and Statistical Inference (Recommended)
  • STA 112FS Focus Program - Introductory Special Topics in Statistics
  • STA 130 Probability and Statistics in Engineering
  • STA 210 Intermediate macroeconomics
  • STA 230/MATH 230 Probability
  • STA 250/MATH 342 Statistics
  • BME 244L Quantitative Physiology with Biostatistical Applications

Choose ONE one of the following:

  • MATH 222 Advanced Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 216 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus

Core Courses

  • ECON 101 Economic Principles OR
    ECON 21 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 22 Principles of Macroeconomics (earned through AP credit) OR
    ECON 23 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 24 Principles of Macroeconomics (earned through transfer credit)
  • ECON 372 Intermediate Finance

Upper-Level Economics Electives

Choose THREE of the following:

  • ECON 305S History of International Monetary & Financial Crises
  • ECON 307A Understanding Financial Bubbles and Crises
  • ECON 353 Financial Institutions
  • ECON 368 Behavioral Finance
  • ECON 370/370A Global Capital Markets
  • ECON 373 Corporate Finance
  • ECON 377A The Economics of Fin Derivatives & Fin Engineering (Duke in New York only)
  • ECON 378 Financial Risk Management
  • ECON 379 Emerging Markets
  • ECON 390 Special Topics courses when Finance related, upon approval
  • ECON 413 Forecasting Financial Markets
  • ECON 455 International Finance
  • ECON 461/490S How Markets Work Theory and Evidence
  • ECON 471 Financial Markets and Investments
  • ECON 476 Empirical Asset Pricing
  • ECON 490 Special Topics courses when Finance related, upon approval
  • ECON 512 Equity Valuation and Financial Analysis
  • ECON 514 Fixed Income Markets and Quantitative Methods
  • ECON 581 Investment Strategies
  • ECON 590 Regulation and Ethics in Financial Markets
  • ECON 673/MATH 581 Mathematical Finance
  • ECON 674/MATH 582 Financial Derivatives
  • BME 385 Introduction to Business in Technology-Based Companies