Finance Graduate Minor

for the Graduate Minor in Finance


chair of department: Louis Chan

director of graduate studies: Martin Widdicks (MSF); George Pennacchi (PhD)

email: grad@business.illinois.edu


department website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/msf


overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply

college website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/


department office: 340 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-2239


Graduate Degree Programs in Finance

Majors

Finance, MS

optional concentrations for the Finance, MS: Accountancy, Business & Public Policy, Corporate Governance & International Business, Data Analytics in Finance, Information Technology & Control

Financial Engineering, MS (administered by Finance and Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering)

optional concentration for the Financial Engineering, MS: Data Analytics in Finance

Finance, PhD

Minors

Finance

Concentrations

Data Analytics in Finance

Finance

Business & Public Policy

Real Estate


The graduate minor in Finance is reserved for students admitted to the Master of Accounting Science program. Accountants with expertise in finance are increasingly highly valued by many employers. The graduate minor in Finance is designed to allow students in the MAS program to demonstrate substantive competency in the field of Finance. Counting the prerequisite requirement, the graduate minor is the equivalent of four graduate courses. Admission is limited and acceptance is on a competitive basis.

Admission to the Minor

Admitted MAS students should first consult with the MAS Program Advisor to determine if the minor is appropriate for the student. Information on how to apply will be available through the MAS Program Advisor. Students admitted to the MAS program may also email finance@illinois.edu for more information on the Finance Minor.

Prerequisites for the Minor

Admission to the minor requires the completion of either FIN 221 and FIN 300 or FIN 520 as a prerequisite. All courses must have been taken for a grade.


Advising Notes

The graduate minor can only be completed within the Fall semester of the fifth year of the MAS program. The three required graduate courses are not available in the Spring semester. Students who drop any of the three required courses in Fall will be treated as having dropped the minor.

Students should have already completed FIN 300 before enrolling in the graduate minor. Students may apply while enrolled in FIN 300; however, the application decision may be deferred until successful completion of FIN 300. FIN 300 must be taken on this campus. Students who plan to take the graduate minor SHOULD NOT register for FIN 321, FIN 411, or FIN 412 as undergraduates. Students who have completed any of the following courses are not eligible to pursue the minor: FIN 411, FIN 321, or FIN 412.

Note: Students within the major can not minor in the same program.

For the Graduate Minor in Finance


Advising Notes

The graduate minor can only be completed within the Fall semester of the fifth year of the MAS program. The three required graduate courses are not available in the Spring semester. Students who drop any of the three required courses in Fall will be treated as having dropped the minor.

Students should have already completed FIN 300 before enrolling in the graduate minor. Students may apply while enrolled in FIN 300; however, the application decision may be deferred until successful completion of FIN 300. FIN 300 must be taken on this campus. Students who plan to take the graduate minor SHOULD NOT register for FIN 321, FIN 411, or FIN 412 as undergraduates. Students who have completed any of the following courses are not eligible to pursue the minor: FIN 411, FIN 321, or FIN 412.

For additional details and requirements refer to the Graduate College Handbook.

Note: Students within the major can not minor in the same program.

FIN 511Investments4
FIN 512Financial Derivatives4
FIN 521Advanced Corporate Finance4
Total Hours12

Other Requirements

The Finance minor consists of these 3 courses, designated for the MAS students, completed during the Fall semester. There are no substitute courses.
Please contact your department for more information regarding the addition of a minor to your program of study.