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.
Class of 2024 students will still earn a Certificate in Finance, while students graduating in 2025 and beyond will add a Minor in Finance to their degrees. The application period for sophomore students opens in the Spring of each year.
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.