Students pursuing the Minor in Finance must complete a set of pre-requisites and a total of five courses, including two core courses and three electives, at level 300 or higher. Students must earn a minimum grade of C+ averaged over the two core courses and three elective courses.
Students can find all pre-requisite information and learn how to apply here.
The two core courses are:
Ideally, the two core courses are to be completed during your junior year–ECO 362 in the Fall and ECO 363 in the Spring. In case of scheduling conflicts, they may be taken out of sequence, or completed earlier (sophomore year) or later (senior year).
Students must complete three courses chosen from the two lists below. All require a letter grade. Pass/Fail is not allowed.
Courses not listed in the pre-approved lists here, but which form part of a coherent program of study in finance, and which are approved in advance by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, may be used to fulfill the electives requirement. Courses must be at level 300 or higher. Requests must be made by email to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yacine Ait-Sahalia.
When you select your elective courses, keep in mind that:
At most, students may use one course completed abroad to fulfill one minor elective or pre-requisite requirement. However, the two core courses must be completed at Princeton. After the usual approval forms have been signed prior to your departure, the course grade will automatically appear in your DPR for the Minor. We only accept regular semester courses (no summer session or online courses) that are deemed equivalent to a Princeton course.