Finance BBA Degree
Build Astute Skills in Finance for a Complex, Changing Workplace
The finance degree at The University of Texas at Tyler equips graduates with an effective framework for making complex decisions in a rapidly changing financial landscape. It is ideal preparation for a career in various sectors of financial services such as banking, portfolio management, corporate finance and financial planning.
- Learn with professors who bring their strong business backgrounds to classroom learning and who are dedicated to mentoring students and graduates.
- Receive an excellent foundation to go on for a master of business administration degree.
Graduates of the UT Tyler finance degree program are employed at Brookshire Grocery Co., Austin Bank, Texas Bank and Trust, Southside Bank, Bridge Wealth Management and Feliciano Financial Group.
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Bachelor’s in Finance: Practical. Strategic.
- Gain a broad understanding of the field of finance, including the vital role and duties of financial managers.
- Learn to accurately analyze financial statements to assess liquidity, asset utilization, debt management, profitability and rewards of ownership.
- Be prepared to evaluate competing investment options and learn how to make astute financial decisions on a personal and corporate level.
- Complete an internship with a local businesses such as Bridge Wealth Management, Austin Bank and Southside Bank to gain the kind of hands-on experience that is highly valued by prospective employers.
- Network with finance students and professionals as part of the UT Tyler Chapter of Financial Management Association and FMA Honor Society, a national association for finance professionals. In addition, students may also network through Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited business schools.
Finance Faculty: Research-Focused. Cutting-Edge.
- Study with recognized financial scholars and published authors on such topics as The Profitability of Asset Sales as an Explanation of Asset Divestitures; Inflation Hedge or Safe Haven: An Examination of Investments in Gold and Other Precious Metals; and Impact of Economic Freedom on Fiscal Strength of States.
- Learn from professors who are consistently recognized for their research including the Distinguished Research Award; Anbar’s Citation of Excellence for Highest Quality Rating; and Faculty Member of the Year.
- Be mentored by professors who take a special interest in your individual career goals.
Finance Courses: Forward-Thinking. Best Practices.
Management of Financial Institutions – Study the structure and functions of financial institutions, and their sources and uses of funds. Analyze the nature and function of credit, and the effects of financial institutions on macroeconomic analysis.
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management – Explore the principles of valuation and the application of alternative techniques in determining the worth of equity, fixed-income and derivative securities. Examine the process of setting suitable investment objectives and constructing multi-asset portfolios to meet the specific needs of individual and institutional investors.
International Finance – Examine the balance of international payments, exchange rate determination, export-import financing, currency arbitrage and international capital movements. This course is aimed at grounding students in basic principles of international finance, which are becoming increasingly relevant to U.S. business and investment decisions.
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Career Outlook for Finance
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial managers can expect job growth that is consistent with the average 9% growth rate for all occupations through 2022. Financial managers often are employed by finance and insurance companies including banks, savings institutions, finance companies and securities dealers. For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Financial Managers.