Minor in Personal Finance

Not majoring in Finance? Try the Personal Finance minor.

The Personal Finance Minor is designed to make the study of finance more accessible to students across the campus. The primary goal is to spread financial literacy and disseminate best practices in personal financial decision-making. This 18-hour program has a mix of economics, accounting, personal finance, insurance and real estate coursework that broadly expose students to real life circumstances that require financial acumen.

All students at UTC who are not Finance majors.

  • Add it to your resume
  • Promote financial literacy
    • Learn the language of economics and finance
    • Be comfortable following the financial news
    • Help others
  • Promote best practices in personal finance
    • Make sound decisions about retirement and saving for the future
    • Make sound investment choices
    • Make sound business decisions
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills in financial decision-making
  • Curriculum inspired by the Certified Financial Planner coursework

The Personal Finance Minor is an 18-hour course credit program including:

  • ACC 2000 - Accounting and Financial Reporting: A User's Perspective AND FIN 3000 - Small Business Finance OR FIN 3020 - Essentials of Managerial Finance
  • FIN 3010 - Personal Finance
  • FIN 3370 - Principles of Insurance
  • FIN 3710 - Real Estate Fundamentals

3-6 elective hours chosen from:

  • FIN 3180 - Financial Institutions
  • FIN 3210 - Investments I
  • FIN 3900r - Experiential Learning: Academic Internship Program
  • FIN 4030 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • BUS 4120 - Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts
  • ECON 3240 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3250 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 4370 - Health Care Economics
  • ETR 3400 - Innovation and Creativity in Business

Minimum of 8 hours at the 3000-4000 level. Minimum of 2.0 GPA average in minor.

Recommended Course Sequence for Personal Finance Minor

  Fall Spring
Sophomore ECON 1010 OR ECON 1020 ECON 1010 OR ECON 1020; ACC 2000
Junior FIN 3000 OR FIN 3020 FIN 3010; FIN 3370


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