Finance Major

A finance degree from Saint Mary’s prepares students to plan, analyze, and manage financial aspects of individuals, businesses, and organizations in multiple fields.

Students who are considering a career in business and like numbers, analysis, and “real world” applications will enjoy this major. Those interested in becoming a Certified Financial Planner are encouraged to consult with a finance faculty member early in their college career to determine the best way to meet the requirements.

Career Options

Financial manager; financial analyst; financial planner; investment manager; credit analyst; credit manager; risk analyst; insurance analyst.

High School Preparation

Accounting; Business; Calculus; Microeconomics; Statistics.

Enhance Your Experience

Students who major in finance oftentimes pursue a double major or minor in international business, finance, or accounting.

Degree Requirements

Finance Major, B.A.

A. All of the following:

  • AC222 Accounting Concepts (3 credits)
  • BU215 Business Statistics (3 credits)
  • BU243 Business Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • BU285 International Business Environment (3 credits)
  • BU312 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • BU452 Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • EC261 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • EC262 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • FN341 Corporate Finance (3 credits))
  • MG219 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • MK217 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • PH362 Business Ethics (3 credits)

B. Mathematics: one of the following:

(either M148 and M149 or M145 or M151):

  • M145 Finite Mathematics (3 credits)
  • M148 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 1) (4 credits)
  • M149 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 2) (4 credits)
  • M151 Calculus I (4 credits)

C. All of the following:

  • FN368 Investments (3 credits)
  • FN402 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 credits)
  • FN404 Portfolio Management (3 credits)
  • FN408 Financial Planning (3 credits)

D. One of the following:

  • AC320 Federal Tax (3 credits)
  • AC321 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
  • BU351 Information Systems for Business Intelligence (3 credits)
  • BU352 Data Analysis and Business Modeling (3 credits)
  • BU469 Business Capstone Project (3 credits)
  • E328 Professional Communication (3 credits)
  • EC440 International Trade, Finance and Monetary Issues (3 credits)
  • FN345 Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Business (3 credits)
  • MG409 Production and Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MK371 Professional Selling and Sales Management (3 credits)

Please Note:

  • An internship or a course approved by the department chair and department advisor.

Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to making college accessible and affordable.

We strive to keep tuition and fees as low as possible while delivering an excellent private education. Approximately 99 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

2019-20 Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition*: $36,050
  • Room**: $5,230
  • Board: $4,120
  • Activity fee: $170
  • Technology fee: $370
  • Laundry fee: $80

* Additional tuition for 3+2 PA Program $3,550

** Additional fee for the following residences:

  • Village Apts., Gilmore Creek Hall $200
  • Bishops Hall, Brother William Hall, Hillside Hall, La Salle Hall, and Brother Leopold Hall Doubles $400
  • Brother Leopold Hall Singles and All Apts. $600

Additional Fees (if applicable)

  • Per credit instruction $1,200
  • Per credit audit $600
  • Foreign study fee:
    • London $1,420
    • All others $650
  • Commencement fee $190 (2019-2020 graduates)
  • Late registration (per class) $50 (after add/drop period)
  • N.S.F./Returned check or A.C.H. $20


New students who have been admitted are asked to confirm their attendance by sending a $300 non-refundable deposit to the university. Returning students must pay a $250 housing deposit prior to housing registration. This deposit is credited to the student's account.

Fall 2019 Application Timelines

Rolling Admission

If you've missed the January 15th deadline, don't worry! You can still apply, thanks to our rolling admission policy. There are lots of scholarships and financial awards available for first-time freshmen at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Students who submit and complete their admission file after January 16, will be reviewed and receive an admission decision 1-2 weeks after submitting their admission file.

Early Action I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: October 15
  • Decisions Announced: November 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Early Action II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: November 15
  • Decisions Announced: December 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: December 15
  • Decisions Announced: January 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: January 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: January 15
  • Decisions Announced: February 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: February 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 23, 2019
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