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.

Objectives

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

Freshman Year

First Semester

Credit Hours

ENGL 1301: English Composition I

3

HIST 1301: U.S. History I

3

MATH 1324: Math for Bus. and Econ. I

3

BIOL, PHYS, or CHEM*

4

TECH 2323: Introduction to Computer Applications

3

Total Hours

16

Second Semester

Credit Hours

ENGL 1302: English Composition II

3

HIST 1302: U. S. History II

3

SPCM 1315: Fundamentals of Speech

3

MATH 1325: Math for Bus. and Econ. II

3

BIOL, PHYS, or CHEM*

4

Total Hours

16

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Credit Hours

POLS 2305: U.S. Government

3

ECON 2301: Macroeconomics

3

ACCT 2301: Princ. of Financial Acct.

3

MATH 1342: Statistics

3

ENGL 2322: World Literature

3

Total Hours

15

Second Semester

Credit Hours

POLS 2306: Texas Government

3

ECON 2302: Principles of Economics II

3

Fine and Performing Arts

3

ACCT 2302: Princ. of Managerial Acct.

3

Humanities

3

Total Hours

15

Junior Year

First Semester

Credit Hours

FINA 3311: Principles of Finance

3

MANA 3370: Writing and Oral Communications

3

MANA 3330: Management Info. Systems

3

MANA 3311: Managing People in Organizations

3

Upper-division elective

3

Total Hours

15

Second Semester

Credit Hours

FINA 4340: Managerial Finance

3

MANA 3305: Operations Management

3

MARK 3311: Principles of Marketing

3

FINA 3330: Investments

3

MANA 3170: How to Get a Job

1

Upper-division CBT Elective

3

Total Hours

16

Senior Year

First Semester

Credit Hours

Directed Elective

3

Upper-division Elective

3

FINA 4330: Security Analysis and Profit Mgt.

3

FINA 4310: Mgt. of Financial Institutions

3

BLAW 3301: Business Law

3

Total Hours

15

Second Semester

Credit Hours

MANA 4395: Strategic Management

3

FINA 4350: International Finance

3

Upper-division CBT electives

6

Total Hours

12

Note: Total hours must equal at least 120