Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Professional opportunities in the field of finance can lead to careers in financial services such as banking officers, investment portfolio managers, corporate treasurers, and financial planners. Finance professionals are in high demand by corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies at all levels. The corporate finance career path can lead to very responsible positions, including vice president for finance or president of the firm. A finance major is excellent preparation for graduate school in business (e.g. MBA) and law school.


Students completing the finance major should be able to:

  1. Understand the organizational environment and related agency issues within which financial managers operate.
  2. Analyze financial statement data for an enterprise to assess liquidity, asset utilization, debt management, profitability, and rewards of ownership.
  3. Estimate fund requirements for an enterprise.
  4. Recognize the structure and functioning of financial markets.
  5. Differentiate between the risks, costs, and availability of various methods used to acquire short-term and long-term funds.
  6. Understand the critical variables determining the cost of capital.
  7. Measure the risk and return associated with various asset alternatives, and choose between competing investment options.
  8. Incorporate quantitative decision skills and the use of the computer in solving financial problems.
  9. Recognize major evolving issues in finance.

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for Finance

Freshman Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

ENGL 1301College Composition I [TCCN: ENGL 1301]

HIST 1301United States History I [TCCN: HIST 1301]

MATH 1324Mathematics for Business and Economics I [TCCN: MATH 1324]

TECH 2323Introduction to Computer Applications

Life and Physical Science (3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

HIST 1302United States History II [TCCN: HIST 1302]

SPCM 1315Fundamentals of Speech Communication [TCCN: SPCM 1315]

MATH 1325Mathematics for Business and Economics II [TCCN: MATH 1325]

Life and Physical Science (3 hrs.)

Creative Arts (3 hrs.)

Sophomore Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2305Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2301]

ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2301]

MATH 1342Statistics [TCCN: MATH 1342]

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2302]

MANA 3311Managing People in Organizations

ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting [TCCN: ACCT 2302]

ENGL 1302College Composition II [TCCN: ENGL 1302]


Junior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

FINA 3311Principles of Finance

MANA 3370Business Writing and Oral Presentations

MANA 3330Management Information Systems

FINA 3330Investments

Upper-level CBT Elective (3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

FINA 4340Managerial Finance

MANA 3305Operations Management

MARK 3311Principles of Marketing

MANA 3170How to Get a Job

Upper-level CBT Elective (3 hrs.)

Elective (2 hrs.)

Senior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

FINA 4310Management of Financial Institutions

BLAW 3301Business Law and Social Responsibility

FINA 4345, ACCT 3311, ACCT 3325 OR MARK 4350 (3 hrs.)

Upper-level CBT Elective (3 hrs.)

Upper-level Elective (3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

MANA 4395Strategic Management

FINA 4330Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

FINA 4350International Finance

Upper-level Elective (3 hrs.)

Elective (3 hrs.)

Note: Total hours must equal at least 120