Level up your skillset with a Minor in Finance from the Bendheim Center for Finance.
Princeton undergraduates may now earn a Minor in Finance that recognizes their proficiency in the discipline of finance. The Minor in Finance is open to all majors, with the only limitations being that students may only enroll in a maximum of two minors and may not pursue both a Minor in Finance and a Minor in Quantitative Economics. The application period for sophomore students opens in the spring of each year.
Class of 2024 students will still earn a Certificate in Finance. Students in the Class of 2025 have the option of registering for either the previously available Certificate in Finance or the newly available Minor in Finance. The two programs have slightly different requirements, notably:
Students in the Class of 2025 should inform Ms. Heaney-Scott (email@example.com) of their selection at their earliest convenience.
For students in the Class of 2024, the Certificate in Finance is the only available option. For students in the Class of 2026 and beyond, the Minor in Finance is the only available option.
Modern finance is remarkably diverse, drawing from many disciplines beyond economics, including mathematics, statistics, operations research, engineering, computer science, psychology, and politics. In addition to the obvious practical relevance of finance, the field contains both challenging intellectual problems and a distinctive conceptual framework.
Students learn to:
In earning the minor from BCF—an interdisciplinary center run by faculty from the Economics Department, the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and more—students explore the field’s most challenging questions.
We recognize outstanding student achievement with our Minor in Finance Annual Prizes. Each year, two prizes are awarded to our top students on Class Day.
Why consider a Minor in Finance? Knowledge of modern finance is essential to the proper understanding of many other topics in economics and public policy, including:
With a Minor in Finance, students enhance their resumes and strengthen their applications for graduate school and many competitive job markets. Applications are due by June 1 of sophomore year.