Tufts Economic's Finance Minor


The minor in Finance is a six-course interdisciplinary minor that gives students a foundation in the formal economics of financial markets and supplements that foundation with important mathematical and philosophical tools. The courses in the minor introduce the study of intertemporal pricing, theoretical and empirical analysis of decision-making under uncertainty, and both positive and normative issues in settings of asymmetric information. The finance minor is run by the Economics Department here at Tufts. The minor is described below but the requirements might be out-dated. Check the economic department's finance page for the current requirements. For any further questions, please contact Professor of the Practice Christopher Manos, who serves as the program advisor.

The six courses in the minor include three core classes, two electives, and a capstone seminar. Within this structure, Economics 50 may not be double-counted for both a Finance Minor and either an Economics or Quantitative Economics Concentration. Either Economics 159 or Philosophy 197 may be taken in connection with a concurrent internship with the consent of the course instructor and the Finance Minor advisor. At most, one Finance Minor elective may be double-counted as an Economics or Quantitative Economics major elective.

The Minor in Finance requires the completion of six (6) courses as follows:

  1. Three Core Classes:
    1. Economics 50 Introduction to Finance
    2. Mathematics 32 Calculus 1; and
    3. Either Philosophy 24: Introduction to Ethics
      Or Philosophy 38: Rational Choice
  2. Electives – any two of the following:
    1. ELS103 Entrepreneurial Finance
    2. Economics 150: Financial Economics
    3. Economics 151: Monetary Economics
    4. Economics 152: Topics in Money & Finance
    5. Economics 154: Uncertainty Methods in Economics and Finance
    6. Economics 155: Quantitative Financial Economics
    7. Economics 169: Quantitative International Finance
  3. Capstone Class – One of the following:
    1. Economics 159: Topics in Finance and Entrepreneurship
    2. Philosophy 197: Ethics, Law, and Society