Finance - BBA

The Department of Finance offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance. Finance is the study of how individuals, companies, and governments allocate resources over time, under conditions of risk or uncertainty. The BBA Finance (FINC) major equips students in the core financial areas of corporate finance, investments, and markets and institutions.

In addition to earning a BBA FINC degree, majors may apply for one of six specialized fields of study:

  • Aggies on Wall Street Investment Banking Certificate Program (AOWS)
  • Corporate Finance Certificate Program (CFP)
  • Commercial Banking Certificate Program (CBP)
  • Trading, Risks and Investments Certificate Program (TRIP)
  • Petroleum Ventures Certificate Program (PVP)
  • Quantitative Finance Program (QFR). 

Finance students also have access to applied finance courses including the Titans of Investing, which exposes students to a broad perspective of financial markets and global developments; the Tanner Fund, which allows students to manage real money for credit; and multiple commercial real estate analysis classes.

BBA FINC graduates are qualified for careers including investment bankers, commercial bankers, investment fund managers, traders, corporate treasurers, comptrollers, chief financial officers, investor relations officers, risk managers, investment analysts, and commercial real estate analysts.

Upper Level Entry Requirements

Admission to the upper level major of finance (FINC) requires satisfactory completion of specific coursework. To review requirements and application procedures see Upper-Level Entry Requirements and Application Procedures.

Lower-Level Business Program (BUAD) 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
MATH 140 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 1 3
American history 2 3
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
 
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Life and physical sciences 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ECON 202 Principles of Economics 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3 3
American history 2 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ACCT 229 Introductory Accounting 3
ECON 203 Principles of Economics 3
ISTM 210 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
POLS 206 American National Government 2 3
Communication 3
Select one of the following:
 
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Composition and Rhetoric  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ACCT 230 Introductory Accounting 3
MGMT 211 Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 2 3
Creative arts 3
Life and physical sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Management Information Systems: Students intending to major in Management Information Systems must add ISTM 250 Business Programming Logic and Design (3 credits) to sophomore year curriculum in Business (lower level). The creative arts elective or a communication elective can be taken during the junior year.

Business Honors: Students admitted to Business Honors must add (1) BUSN 125 Business Learning Community I (3 credits) to the freshman year curriculum and (2) BUSN 225 Business Competency (3 credits) to the sophomore year curriculum in Business (lower level). The creative arts elective and a communication elective can be taken during the junior year.

Finance: Students intending to major in Finance must add FINC 210 to freshman year curriculum in Business (lower-level).  The general elective taken in the senior year can be reduced by 1 credit.

Upper-Level Finance Program

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ACCT 327 Financial Reporting I 3
FINC 341 Business Finance 3
FINC 350 Ethics in Financial Decision-Making 1 1
MGMT 363 Managing People in Organizations 3
SCMT 303 Statistical Methods 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
FINC 351 Investment Analysis 3
FINC 361 Managerial Finance I 3
FINC 381 Money and Capital Markets 3
SCMT 364 Operations Management 3
International elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
ACCT 328 Financial Reporting II 3
MKTG 321 Marketing 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
 
 
Finance elective 3 3
General elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MGMT 466 Strategic Management 3
Finance elective 3 6
General elective 5 5
International elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours60