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.

DOWNLOAD: Finance Minor Worksheet

Requirements: 5 courses

Prerequisites 

Choose ONE of the following:

  • ECON 104 Statistical Foundations for Econometrics and Data Science
  • STA 111 Probability and Statistical Inference (Recommended)
  • STA 130 Probability and Statistics in Engineering
  • STA 210 Regression Analysis
  • STA 230/MATH 230 Probability
  • STA 250/MATH 342 Statistics
  • BME 244L Quantitative Physiology with Biostatistical Applications

Choose ONE one of the following:

  • MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 216 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • MATH 222 Advanced 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 Asset Pricing and Risk Management

Upper-Level Economics Electives

THREE courses selected from the following (including a maximum of two FINTECH courses):

  • ECON 305S History of International Monetary & Financial Crises
  • ECON 307A Understanding Financial Bubbles and Crises
  • ECON 333  Private Equity
  • ECON 353 Financial Institutions
  • ECON 368 Behavioral Finance
  • ECON 370/370A Global Capital Markets
  • ECON 373 Corporate Finance
  • ECON 377A/377 The Economics of Fin Derivatives & Fin Engineering
  • ECON 378 Financial Risk Management
  • ECON 379 Emerging Markets
  • ECON 381S Inside Hedge Funds
  • ECON 382 Asset Management
  • ECON 383/383A Foreign Exchange 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 474S Eichel Securitization Project
  • ECON 476 Empirical Asset Pricing
  • ECON 477/ECON 514 Fixed Income Markets and Quantitative Methods
  • ECON 490 Special Topics courses when Finance related, upon approval
  • ECON 490 Housing and the Economy
  • ECON 512 Equity Valuation and Financial Analysis
  • ECON 581 Investment Strategies
  • ECON 590 Regulation and Ethics in Financial Markets
  • ECON 590 ESG Investing
  • ECON 673/MATH 581 Mathematical Finance
  • ECON 674/MATH 582 Financial Derivatives
  • BME 385 Introduction to Business in Technology-Based Companies
  • ENERGY 620 Energy Finance
  • FINTECH 522/5901 Fintech Business Models
  • FINTECH 5331 Financial Engineering (Previous number/name EGR 590 Financial Informatics)
  • FINTECH 5341 Quantitative Financial Analysis for Technology-Driven Investment
  • FINTECH 5361 Robo-Advising (Previous number EGRMGMT 590)
  • FINTECH 5641 Blockchain
  • FINTECH 520/5901 Financial Institutions: Products & Services
  • MATH 381K Intermediate Mathematical Finance (Duke Kunshan University only)

  1 Students are limited to counting a maximum of TWO Fintech courses toward the finance minor requirements.