2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance Minor

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Finance Overview

Today’s financial industry requires rigorous and specific training in addition to general management, economics and mathematics skills. Clark’s major in Finance aims to cover the important skills required in today’s financial industry: investment analytics, knowledge about capital markets and various capital market vehicles, corporate finance, and emerging topics such as financial derivatives (such as options, futures, swaps, etc.), cryptocurrencies, green investing, and impact investing. The major as well as the courses included in it will help Clark students gain essential skills to launch into the highly competitive industry, and eventually become creative and socially responsible financial managers, experts, or researchers in both private and public sectors.

The Finance minor will cover core finance courses to help students master key financial skills in a relatively compact program, and at the same time provide them with the flexibility to complement their majors with different elective courses depending on their career preferences. The Finance minor will allow these students to focus on the skills and knowledge needed for their career paths.  

Minor Requirements

The Finance Minor requires 6 units of courses, including 4 required core courses and 2 elective courses.

Required Core Courses (4 units)

ACCT 101 - Principles of Accounting  

FIN 142 - Principles of Finance  

FIN 240 - Corporate Finance  

FIN 241 - Investment Management  

Elective Courses (2 units)

Choose two courses from the following elective options:

FIN 242 - Capital Markets  

ECON 213 - Money and Banking  

MATH 210 - Introduction to Quantitative Finance  

ACCT 203 - Management Accounting  


Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Mary-Ellen Boyle, Ph.D.

Keith Coulter, Ph.D.

Hamidreza Ahady Dolatsara, Ph.D. 

John Dobson, Ph.D.

Priscilla Elsass, Ph.D.

Jin Fang, Ph.D.

Donna Gallo, Ph.D.

Laura Graves, Ph.D.

Thomas Murphy, M.B.A.

Steve Ng, M.B.A.

Will O’Brien, J.D., M.B.A.

Sitikantha Parida, Ph.D.

Inshik Seol, Ph.D.

Richard Spurgin, Ph.D.

Zhenyang Tang, Ph.D.

Zhihong Wang, Ph.D.

Da Wu, Ph.D.

Atefeh Yazdanparast, Ph.D.

Kyunghee Yoon, Ph.D.

Jing Zhang, Ph.D.

Emeriti Faculty

Margarete Arndt, D.B.A.
Robert Bradbury, Ph.D.
Harold T. Moody, Ph.D.
Edward J. Ottensmeyer, Ph.D.

For a full list of SOM faculty, including visiting and adjunct faculty, please see the faculty page on SOM’s website.

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