Undergraduate Minor in Finance

School of Engineering undergraduates take an extensive amount of college mathematics and are well-positioned to leverage this background and acquire knowledge of mathematical finance that future employers in your discipline as well as Wall Street will value.

The Department of Finance and Risk Engineering’s undergraduate Minor in Finance is designed to provide students with an excellent undergraduate grounding in finance.

Eligibility and Registration

The Minor in Finance is open to all students who have completed the prerequisite requirements for the required and elective courses (see below). To apply for the minor, please visit the Registrar's website for further instructions.


You will need to complete 15 credits of courses designated as FIN to earn a Minor in Finance. At least 9 of these credits must be earned at the School of Engineering. Of the 15 required credits in courses labeled FIN, 9 are required courses and 6 are elective courses. You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in FIN classes to successfully complete the Minor in Finance.

Required Courses

Download the FIN-UY 2003 syllabus (Barry Blecherman)

Elective Courses

Select at least 2 from the following:

Course Prerequisites

FIN-UY courses require knowledge of calculus and other higher mathematics. Please check each course for prerequisite details.

Recommended Course Sequence

The prerequisite structure of the Minor requires that you complete the core courses before beginning the electives.


Please contact Professor Barry Blecherman with any questions you may have: barry.blecherman@nyu.edu
12 MetroTech Center, 26th floor, Room 275

Opportunities for Minor Students

If you receive a grade of B+ or better in FIN-UY 2103 and FIN-UY 2203, you will be permitted to waive the corresponding financial engineering graduate course upon admission to the Master of Science in Financial Engineering program.

If you complete a Minor in Finance with a GPA of at least 3.3 across all FIN courses, you will automatically be granted admission into the Master of Science in Financial Engineering program.