The Minor in Finance programme is open to selected School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) undergraduate students. Enrolment is subjected to the discretion of the School, with only 50 students admitted to the minor per academic year. Students will be required to take a total of 15 academic units in order to fulfill the requirements of a minor in finance. There are two compulsory courses and two elective courses. 

Students are required to register for BU8201 (Business Finance) and receive a minimum of B+ grade in order to proceed further in the minor programme. A maximum of ONE (1) GER CORE or GER Prescribed Elective is allowed to be counted towards the minor requirement (provided the GER CORE or GER Prescribed Elective is also in the Minor's list of courses).​

For Students Admitted in AY2021 & after

2 compulsory

Course Code​Course Title
BU8201Business Finance


Choose 3 electives:

BF2221Derivative Securities and Hedging Strategies
BF3216Fixed-Income Securities 
BF3217Equity Valuation
BF3218Financial Modelling
BF3219Alternative Investments

Students who successfully complete the 15 academic unit requirement will be awarded a Minor in Finance.

Important Notes

  • Students have to read minor courses as Unrestricted Electives or Broadening and Deepening Electives and the academic units earned will count towards the students’ academic unit requirements for Unrestricted Electives or Broadening and Deepening Electives. A minor course that is NOT read as Unrestricted Electives* or Broadening and Deepening Elective (e.g. read as Major Prescribed Electives or GER Prescribed Electives) cannot be counted again towards fulfilling the minor. *Exception for the minors in Art History, Business, Communication Studies, Energy, Environmental Sustainability, Finance, Information - Communication Technology, Philosophy, Risk Management and Insurance

    Students who are admitted in AY2013 and onwards are allowed to count ONE (1) GER Core or GER Prescribed Elective towards the minor requirement IF the said GER Core/GER Prescribed Elective is also in the minor's list of courses. The remaining courses must be Unrestricted Electives.
  • A course cannot be counted towards the requirements of two m​inors (unless otherwise stated).
  • To be awarded a minor, students must not opt for these courses to be graded Satisfactory (S)/Un-Satisfactory (U).
  • NIE students have to consult the NIE Office of Academic Administration and Services (OAAS) if they have intention to pursue a minor.

Special note for Exchange students clearing Minors:

Student on exchange are only allowed to clear up to a maximum of 2 to 3 Business minor courses overseas.