2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Finance (FIN) Minor

Admission Requirements

In order to apply for a Minor in Finance, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree granting program outside the Pamplin College of Business. (Real Estate majors not double-majoring in a business degree are eligible to pursue the minor in Finance.)
  • Have completed at least 24 credit hours at Virginia Tech with a GPA of 2.50 or above.
  • Have completed MATH 1225 Calculus of a Single Variable-MATH 1226 Calculus of a Single Variable, MATH 1025 Elementary Calculus-MATH 1026 Elementary Calculus, or MATH 1524 Business Calculus.

Applicants should present the attached form to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs by submitting online using the Pamplin Undergraduate Programs Forms Uploader (http://pampl.in/forms). Admission decisions are made as applications are received. Applicants should receive a response in writing within two weeks.

Graduation Requirements

The Minor in Finance requires 27 credit hours of course work as described below. The footnotes indicate some substitutions that might reasonably be expected. In order to graduate, students must have a 2.00 GPA in all courses used to fulfill the minor.

To remain in the Minor in Finance program, students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in the courses listed below. A grade of C or better in FIN 3134 Financial Analytics, FIN 3144 Investments: Debt, Equity and Derivatives, and FIN 3154 Corporate Finance is required to receive a minor in Finance. Students who receive a grade of C- in FIN 3134 Financial Analytics may enroll concurrently in FIN 3144 Investments: Debt, Equity and Derivatives and FIN 3154 Corporate Finance while re-taking FIN 3134 Financial Analytics. Students who receive a grade of C- in FIN 3144 Investments: Debt, Equity and Derivatives and FIN 3154 Corporate Finance may enroll concurrently in FIN 42XX courses while re-taking FIN 3144 Investments: Debt, Equity and Derivatives and FIN 3154 Corporate Finance. A grade of C or better in FIN 3134 Financial Analytics is required before enrolling in FIN 42XX courses.

Required Minor Courses
ACIS 2115Principles of Accounting3
ACIS 2116Principles of Accounting 1,23
ECON 2005Principles of Economics3
BIT 2405Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling 1,33
FIN 3134Financial Analytics 1,43
FIN 3144Investments: Debt, Equity and Derivatives 1,43
FIN 3154Corporate Finance 1,43
Subtotal21
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Python/SQL for Data Analytics and Finance 1
International Financial Management 1
Real Estate Finance 1
Fixed Income Securities: Analysis and Management 1
Venture Capital and Investment Banking 1
Asset Valuation and Corporate Governance 1
Bank Management and Financial Services 1
Managing Risk with Derivatives 1
Equity Securities: Analysis and Management 1
Subtotal6
Total Credits27
1

Some courses listed on this checksheet have corequisites and/or prerequisites; please consult the University Course Catalog or check with Pamplin Undergraduate Programs.

2

ISE 3004 Industrial Cost Control may be substituted for ACIS 2116 Principles of Accounting.

3

STAT 3005 Statistical Methods + STAT 3006 Statistical Methods, STAT 4705 Probability and Statistics for Engineers + STAT 4706 Probability and Statistics for Engineers, or ISE 2024 Probability Foundations for Industrial and Systems Engineers + STAT 4706 Probability and Statistics for Engineers may be substituted for BIT 2405 Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling.

4

Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in FIN 3134 Financial Analytics, FIN 3144 Investments: Debt, Equity and Derivatives, and FIN 3154 Corporate Finance.

Application for FIN Minor

Applicants may electronically submit this completed form to the Pamplin Undergraduate Programs office by uploading the document at http://pampl.in/forms.