Online Finance Minor & Certificate

2019 Summer Online Finance Minor & Certificate Programs

November 9, 2018: Early applications due for Summer 2019.

March 1, 2019: Final deadline for Summer 2019 applications.

Submit package online.

Earn a minor or certificate in a discipline that employers value and will prepare you for your financial future. Learn how the stock market works, how real estate markets work, how companies make rational decisions, and how to financially manage a small company!

The finance minor and certificate programs help students create value in any type of business, non-profit or government organization. The minor will broaden a student’s learning experiences and professional opportunities by providing training in financial topics and analysis. What better complement to your major than a minor in finance?

The Finance Department is committed to offering a quality learning experience for non-business and non-finance students wanting to add finance education to their major course of study. Admission to the online minor and certificate programs is competitive. An application, with resume and short essay is required. (Non-business online students link here for more information; and, non-finance Eller online students link here for more information.)

Available to UA Online students, these programs are designed so that all admitted students will complete the finance minor or certificate coursework during one summer. Non-business students take two courses during fall and/or spring semester, followed by 12-15 units of finance coursework in the summer sessions. Non-Finance students take three (9-units of) approved finance courses in the summer sessions. All courses are offered online.

This finance minor and certificate provides students with an understanding of basic financial theory, applied financial analysis and financial markets. Elective courses include Principles of Financial Management, Personal Investing, Small Business Finance and Real Estate Principles. Students learn basic concepts through lectures and case studies.

Program Benefits

A minor that employers value and will help you the rest of your financial life: Today’s employers are looking for students who can immediately add value. Understanding finance allows you to differentiate yourself from other students. Moreover, the program will allow you to take charge of your own financial future.

Guaranteed Registration: You can be registered in the finance required and elective courses so that completion of the minor is not dependent on gaining admission to the needed classes that might be closed.

Fast Completion: After taking the required courses, the finance minor electives will be completed in one summer of full-time attendance.

Commitments: The Finance Department will make it possible for admitted students to complete the Finance minor in one summer. As a finance minor student, you must commit to registering for the entire block of courses in one summer.

Benefits for You

The Online Finance Minor or Certificate can be a valuable addition to your major course of study. These one-summer cohort program is an efficient way to complete a minor or certificate at the University of Arizona with guaranteed access to the needed courses. Instructors with academic and experiential credentials will provide the instruction. The finance skills offered in the program may be utilized in a variety of careers related to the following non-business degrees:

  • Agricultural Resource Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering (all disciplines)
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Physiology
  • Regional Development
  • Retail and Consumer Studies
  • Other majors with financial services and entrepreneurial interests


For more information about the Finance minor, please email the Kay Ross, Director, Academic Affairs, Finance Department: