Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Professional opportunities in the field of finance include careers in financial services such as investment portfolio managers, energy risk managers, banking officers, 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.


The BBA with a major in Finance has two tracks/concentrations:  Investment Management and Energy Risk Management.  Student must select their track/concentration before their junior year.

Core Curriculum (9 hours)

FINA 3330Investments

FINA 4330Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

FINA 4340Managerial Finance

Area of Concentration (9 hours)

Investment Management

ACCT 3311Intermediate Accounting I

FINA 4310Management of Financial Institutions

ACCT 3325Federal Income Taxation


MARK 4350Personal Selling

Energy Risk Management

FINA 4355Oil, Gas and Energy Finance

FINA 4356Energy Risk Management

FINA 4357Business Forecasting

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 1332Math for Liberal Arts Majors I [TCCN: MATH 1332]

COSC 1307Introduction to Information Systems Software [TCCN: BCIS 1305]

Life and Physical Sciences (Core, 3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

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

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

MATH 1342Statistics [TCCN: MATH 1342]

MANA 1300Introduction to Business [TCCN: BUSI 1301]

Life and Physical Sciences (Core, 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]

MANA 3300Critical and Analytical Thinking in Business

Language, Philosophy and Culture (Core, 3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2306Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306]

ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics [TCCN: ECON 2302]

MANA 3311Fundamentals of Management

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

FINA 3330Investments

FINA Concentration

Upper-level CBT Elective (3 hrs.)

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

FINA 4340Managerial Finance

MANA 3305Operations Management

MARK 3311Principles of Marketing

MANA 3170Build and Manage a Successful Career

MANA 3312International Business

Elective (2 hrs.)

Senior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

FINA Concentration

BLAW 3301Business Law and Social Responsibility

COSC 3333Management Information Systems

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 Concentration

Upper-level elective (3 hrs.)

Elective (3 hrs.)