The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Jennifer Pilon, Ph.D.
Tower Hall, Room 3146
Fast Facts: Finance Major and Minor
Major: 68 credits
Minor: 20 credits
Students can choose to complete an internship. The internship will fulfill one of the elective courses if enough hours are worked.
Students with finance degrees work in a myriad of industries and sectors. Finance majors have gone on to careers as actuaries, appraisers, bank examiners, financial analysts, fund managers, financial planners, loan officers, marketing analysts and more.
Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.
Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a major or minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
FIN 4500 - Financial Markets & Institutio
In this course, you will learn the roles played by financial markets and institutions in the efficient allocation of funds from lenders to borrowers. Student will develop critical thinking skills as applied to financial markets and institutions. Topics include the determination of asset prices; the risk and term structure of interest rates; risk management and financial derivatives; financial market, structure, innovation, and regulation; and financial crises.
FIN 4600 - Investments
The objective of this course is to learn how to make sound investing decisions. Students study the different types of investments available, the markets they are traded in and the sources of information that are available to investors. We then examine the relationship between risk and return, techniques for valuing securities and the construction and management of portfolios.
FIN 4900 - Financial Statement Analysis & Business Valuation
The course explores advanced finance concepts including corporate decision making involving the issuance of debt and equity securities, dividend and stock policies, evaluation of a corporation's governance and ownership structures and analysis of mergers and acquisitions. Students will be required to complete a financial analysis term project of a publicly traded corporation. Prerequisite: FIN 3420.
"I think that finance is a sturdy business major. After all, every corporation needs people to deal with its finances. Because of this, I feel my major is a stable choice."
– Emily Skinner, ‘14