The Finance Minor provides students with a strong foundation in areas related to corporate financial management, investment analysis and management, risk management, management consulting, banking and other financial institution administration. The minor is well suited not only for non-Finance business majors, but also for students who are not business majors and are interested in a possible career in finance. 


At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors. The School of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason.

Banner Code: FNAN

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Courses

FNAN 303Financial Management3
FNAN 311Principles of Investment 13
FNAN 321Financial Institutions 13
FNAN 341Introduction to Firm Valuation 13
Total Credits12


Select one course from the following:3
Intermediate Microeconomics
Money and Banking
Public Finance
International Money and Finance
Financial Economics
Advanced Financial Management
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Futures and Options Markets
Money and Capital Markets
Empirical Methods in Finance
Fixed-Income Securities
Probability Methods for Finance
International Financial Management
Student Managed Investment Fund
Financial Systems Engineering
Total Credits3