Undergraduate Minor in Finance

As an the School of Engineering undergraduate in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, or mathematics, you have taken 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 you with an excellent undergraduate grounding in finance.

Eligibility and Registration

The Minor in Finance is open to all the School of Engineering students who have completed the prerequisite requirements (see below). To register for the Minor in Finance, complete the one-page registration form available in the Registrar’s Office (JB 256) and have it signed by a representative from the Department of Finance and Risk Engineering.

Prerequisites

  • FIN 2003 Economic Foundations of Finance, Credits: 3.00 — requires 4 credits of calculus
  • FIN 2203 Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Credits: 3.00 — requires 8 credits of calculus, 1 course in probability and statistics, and FIN 2003 Economic Foundations of Finance, Credits: 3.00 and FIN 2103 Creating and Understanding Financial Statements, Credits: 3.00 as co-requisites
  • All electives — require FIN 2203 Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Credits: 3.00

Curriculum

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

FIN 2003 Economic Foundations of Finance, Credits: 3.00
FIN 2103 Creating and Understanding Financial Statements, Credits: 3.00
FIN 2203 Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Credits: 3.00

Elective Courses

Select at least 2 from the following:
FIN 3213 Financial Management and Risk Engineering, Credits: 3.00
FIN 3233 Derivatives and the Options Market, Credits: 3.00
FIN 3403 Entrepreneurship and Financial Management, Credits: 3.00
FIN 3503 Operational Risk Modeling & Analytics, Credits: 3.00
FIN 4903 Special Topics in Finance and Risk Engineering, Credits: 3.00

Recommended Course Sequence

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

Advising

Please contact Professor Barry Blecherman with any questions you may have: Blecherman@poly.edu
718-260-3398
RH 517F

Career and Research Opportunities

If you receive a grade of B+ or better in the FIN core courses, 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, the largest such program anywhere and the first ever to be accredited.