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Finance Minor

Gain foundational knowledge about the three key areas of finance — corporate finance, financial institutions and investments — in the University of Central Missouri’s Finance minor program. If you’re pursuing an undergraduate major — such as Marketing, Aviation Management or Risk Management and Insurance — and would benefit from a deeper understanding of financial analysis, this minor is particularly relevant for you.

Experienced faculty mentors

UCM’s courses for the minor in Finance will be taught by faculty members who are as dedicated to your success outside the classroom as inside it. In addition to getting their focused attention on class assignments, they’ll be there to mentor you and guide your learning in experiential opportunities, such as the Student Managed Investment Fund and the Student Finance Association.

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AACSB-accredited degree in Finance

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17:1 program student-to-faculty ratio

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Access to Bloomberg workstations

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Experience managing real money

What you will study

Supplement the knowledge you’re building in your major area of study with a minor in Finance at the University of Central Missouri. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the principles of finance, as well as improve your skills in financial analysis, security analysis, corporate finance and financial institutions.

Core courses you may take for the Finance minor include:

  • Foundations of Financial Reporting
  • Business Statistics I and II
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Institutions and Markets

You can also further specialize your minor by choosing electives that focus on subjects such as bank management, insurance and investment portfolio administration.

Excellence in Finance

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • A Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Finance (College Factual, 2022)
  • A Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Finance & Financial Management (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in finance

The University of Central Missouri offers many ways for you to be an active learner as part of your minor in Finance, including:

  • Internships: Learn on-the-job skills in an internship. UCM Finance students have found opportunities at organizations such as Central Bank of Warrensburg, State Street Corporation and American Family Insurance.
  • Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF): Get practical experience in security analysis and portfolio management with the Student Managed Investment Fund. Manage real funds with fellow Finance students and build reports to explain why you’ve made your decisions. As part of this experience, you’ll have access to an on-campus trading room where you can become skilled in using Bloomberg workstations.
  • Integrative Business Experience (IBE): Throughout a semester, you’ll develop a business idea, learn how to apply for funding to launch it and run it in a way that’s profitable. At the end of the semester, you’ll use the money earned in your IBE to fund a community service project for a local nonprofit organization.
  • Student life: Join other Finance students to network, meet with faculty members, listen to speakers and attend social events in the Student Finance Association.


What can you do with a minor in Finance from UCM?

Good financial planning is an integral building block to a successful business venture. That’s why adding a Finance minor to almost any undergraduate major at the University of Central Missouri can enhance your understanding of that field. Furthermore, it sets you up for future success in roles within industries that range from marketing and engineering to economics and actuarial science. 

Students in our Finance programs have found employment with organizations such as American Century Investments, Commerce Trust Company and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. 

Careers with a UCM Finance minor

Use the interactive tool below to learn more about job possibilities in finance, projected career growth and even details about salary expectations.




Financial assistance options for your Finance minor

The University of Central Missouri works with you to make sure that your education is affordable and within reach. It’s why LendEDU recognizes UCM as a top-ranked university for low student debt.

We offer a wide range of options to help you finance your education, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Tuition awards
  • Federal work-study opportunities
  • Loans

UCM also offers some scholarships for specific majors and degrees. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Explore programs related to finance.

You may want to explore these other undergraduate minors at UCM if you’re interested in financial analysis:


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