Finance Minor

The finance minor is designed to offer students the best of two worlds – a concentration in their “home” academic discipline, combined with a strong understanding of financial markets, analysis, and decision making.

The minor offers a broad offering of courses ranging from the psychology of financial decision making to the workings of investment funds and corporate finance, and from the role of banking and financial institutions to social impact investing.

This minor is open to all Brandeis undergraduates. 

Prerequisites for the Finance Minor

Students must complete the following prerequisites and have earned a grade of C- or higher in each prior to declaring the minor:

  • Calculus – MATH 10a with a score of C- or higher, a score of at least 4 on the AP Mathematics AB test or at least 3 on the AP Mathematics BC test. IB Math AA with a grade of 5 or higher or passing the Economics calculus exemption exam. 
  • Statistics – BUS 51, BIOL 51a, ECON 83a, PSYC 51a, MATH 36a and 36b, or a score of 4 or 5 on AP Statistics. 
  • Once you have completed or currently enrolled in the pre-req you may declare the minor.

Requirements for the Finance Minor

No more than 2 courses may be double counted for Business or Economics majors or minors.

* These are graduate level courses and you will need to contact Karen Muise ( to be enrolled. If you have questions, please contact JC Makolo (Chair) or  Karen Muise (