About the Kelley Undergraduate Program

Minors and Certificate

Minor in Financial Literacy

The 21-credit Minor in Financial Literacy is intended for students who desire an appreciation of financial markets, concepts and tools without having to become full-fledged business students. Many non-business majors can be more effective in their careers with a deeper understanding of the financial environment in which they operate. The goal of the minor is fill this need; it will allow non-business professionals (journalists, government officials, lawyers, public relations professionals, etc.) to be able to write newspaper articles or think about public policy issues, for example, based on sound financial concepts.  They will also be able to do the basic financial analysis that may be relevant to work in places such as law firms or an ad agencies. In this minor, students learn basic financial concepts and financial terminology and become familiar with financial institutions and issues.

Requirements for the Minor in Financial Literacy are:
  • Complete 26 or more credit hours of college work that counts toward graduation and be admitted to an appropriate degree-granting school at IU Bloomington.
  • Successfully complete the following courses
    • BUS-A 200 or BUS-A 201 or BUS-A 202 (3 cr.)
    • BUS-K 201 (3 cr.)1
    • BUS-F 260 (3 cr.)
    • BUS-F 262 (3 cr.) or SPEA-V 441* (Topics in Financial Management & Policy: Personal Finance IS Public Finance)
    • BUS-F 300 (3 cr.)
  • Successfully complete two of the following elective courses:
    • BUS-G 300 (3 cr.)
    • BUS-L 201 (3 cr.)
    • BUS-M 300 (3 cr.)
    • BUS-P 300 (3 cr.)
    • BUS-R 300 (3 cr.)
    • BUS-Z 302 (3 cr.) or BUS-J 306 (3 cr.)

1CSCI majors may substitute CSCI-C 211 or CSCI-H 211 for BUS-K 201 if they are pursuing a business minor; however, if they change majors or become business majors, they must take BUS-K 201.

*SPEA-V 441 only counts for the minor if taken with specific course topic listed. 

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