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The finance minor at CBU introduces students to economics and accounting as well as business finance principles. The knowledge and skills gained from the finance minor can be applied to any career path. In life, everything comes down to money. Be prepared no matter what your major is. 

Complete the following 21 units for a minor in finance:

Prerequisite Requirements for Finance Minor

 

This course offers a common sense approach to economics, covering basic economic laws and how they apply to our world and everyday life. The course focuses on the overall economy and economic theories that offer explanations for its fluctuations and changes. Also, the course is designed to give the student a sufficient grounding in the terminology, basic concepts, and issues of economics to stimulate interest in further study and provide background in business. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS218-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111
BUS218-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A112
BUS218-A
Aboelsad, Riham
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 203
BUS218-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Park Building 202
BUS218-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 125
BUS218-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Park Building 125

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisite: CIS 270, and MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS315-B
Borden, Carnell
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Borden, Carnell
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L240
BUS315-B
Borden, Carnell
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building 209
BUS315-A
Borden, Carnell
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Park Building 209
BUS315-B
Borden, Carnell
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 209
BUS315-A
Borden, Carnell
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L240

 

Lower Division Requirements

 

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ACC250-A
Browning, Julianna
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ACC250-B
Browning, Julianna
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 252
ACC250-A
Browning, Julianna
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Park Building 202
ACC250-C
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building 204
ACC250-A
Browning, Julianna
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Park Building 123

This course develops essential math and computer skills necessary in today's market and business environment. Students will learn and practice the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. They will build essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will take the examination and have the opportunity to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel Analyst certification and digital badge. Additional course fee. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CIS270-F
Bainum, Pamela Diane
01/08/2024 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 209
CIS270-C
Bainum, Pamela Diane
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 209
CIS270-D
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/08/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-E
Shields, Robert Corwin
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
CIS270-A
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/08/2024 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-B
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
CIS270-D
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Park Building 209
CIS270-C
Bainum, Pamela Diane
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Park Building 209
CIS270-A
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
09/03/2024 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Park Building 209
CIS270-B
Bainum, Pamela Diane
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Park Building 209
CIS270-F
Bainum, Pamela Diane
01/13/2025 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Park Building 209
CIS270-E
Shields, Robert Corwin
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building 209
CIS270-A
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/13/2025 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Park Building 209
CIS270-C
Bainum, Pamela Diane
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Park Building 209
CIS270-D
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/13/2025 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Park Building 209
CIS270-B
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 209

Upper Division Requirements

 

This course provides an introduction to the principles of financial management. It includes an overview of financial management, financial analysis and control, capital investment decisions, raising funds and cost of capital, sources of long-term funds and cash management principles. Prerequisites: ACC 250 and CIS 270. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS303-B
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
BUS303-A
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
BUS303-B
Aboelsad, Riham
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Park Building
BUS303-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 202
BUS303-B
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Park Building
BUS303-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 124

An overview of long-term financing topics intended to prepare the students for upper division courses covering additional finance areas. Course includes advanced components of corporate finance with an emphasis on the practices that shape the financial decision-making process. These include risk and return models, valuation of securities, capital budgeting, and capital structure decisions. Prerequisite: BUS 303. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN310-A
Willis, Sean
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 250
FIN310-A
Willis, Sean
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Park Building

Students examine the role of regulators, depository institutions, insurance companies, and financial markets in the process of intermediation. Key concepts include interest rate determination, methods of security valuation, managing commercial banking, and risk management in financial institutions. Prerequisites: BUS 218 and 303. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN325-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
FIN325-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Park Building

This course covers a more in-depth analysis of financial statements and the integration of financial forecasting based on interpreting financial data and performance. Students will evaluate investment alternatives and apply risk analysis to the valuation process from a decision-makers' perspective. Prerequisite: BUS 315, and either FIN 310 or ACC 311. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN405-A
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Park Building 251

Upper Division Finance Elective Requirements

 

Complete three (3) units from the following:

This course focuses on the ethical and professional responsibilities of CPAs in public and private practice. Ethical reasoning, corporate governance, decision making and ethical frameworks will be examined to provide a base of understanding. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and other professional standards will be studied as they apply to the practice of accounting. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ACC480-A
Browning, Julianna
09/03/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Park Building 251

This course provides an overview of investment principles and practices with an emphasis on financial markets and pricing models. Topics covered include the securities markets, risk and return relationships, portfolio theory and the capital asset pricing model, debt securities, derivatives, and security analysis covering equity valuation. In addition, the student will participate in a real-time stock market stimulation throughout the course. Prerequisite: BUS 303. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN415-A
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104
FIN415-A
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Park Building

Students will apply finance knowledge to collaboratively complete a designated project for an outside organization or practice portfolio management with the student-managed investment fund. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN489-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 W 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM BUS 253
FIN489-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Park Building
FIN489-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/13/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Park Building

A practiced application of finance principles in a business or campus setting under professional supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units of credit. Prerequisite: Permission from the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN491-IN
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
FIN491-IN
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
FIN491-IN
Harrison, Adele L.
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC