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Investment, Minor

Learn the essentials of investing and saving. Analyze investment data. Build a portfolio of different asset classes. Manage real money in your Student Managed Fund course. Gain an edge in the finance world as an investment minor at USF.


Program Learning Outcomes

Students earning an investment minor will be able to:

  • Build a portfolio of different asset classes in various ways and analyze the performance historically
  • Understand how to work with investing data and manage it using Bloomberg and Factset
  • Have a familiarity with programs used to analyze investment data
  • Understand the mathematics and insights needed to value a security and understand how to explain why or why not the market price is right
  • Understand how to make an investment recommendations and execute the trade, including how it fits into the overall portfolio and the benefit to the portfolio

Minor Requirements

Required Courses (12 Units)

  • BUS 330 - Investment Analysis
  • BUS 338 - Intro to Finance & Investments
  • BUS 434 - Student Managed Fund

Elective (8 Units)

  • BUS 335 - Applied Capital Markets & Personal Finance
  • BUS 336 - Behavioral Finance
  • BUS 337 - Creative Investing
  • BUS 437 - Options & Futures

Discover the
Silk Investment

As an investment minor, you have access to the Silk Investment Lab in Malloy Hall, which integrates real-world financial and economic data into your classes and helps you gain in-demand skills in finance and investments.

University of San Francisco Students on Lone Mountain

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  • Use finance for good. Learn how to use financial management as an honest, scientific tool to increase social wealth through responsible use of funds.

Office of Undergraduate Admission

Lone Mountain Main 251
2800 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

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8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fax (415) 422-2217