College of Business and Engineering
The Bachelor of Business and Engineering administers the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Finance. The degree provides an understanding of financial markets, financial institutions, and financial decision-making of businesses. The course work provides training in conceptual and quantitative tools that a financial professional needs to know to be successful. Finance is a discipline that is grounded in economics and draws many of its tools from accounting. Thus a Finance major takes courses in economics and accounting beyond those required of all business majors.
The minimum total credits required for a BBA degree in Finance 120.
Complete the requirements shown n the General Education Requirement sections of the Undergraduate Catalog, including the following courses:
| Mathematics || MATH 1314 & 1325 or Math 2412 & 2413* |
Finance majors are required to take ECON 2301, a Lower Level Business Course, to satisfy the Social Science requirement.
*Given the quantitative nature of finance, we recommend that you take MATH 2412 and MATH 2413 if possible.
Finance majors obtain skills in using computers in problem-solving in COSC 1335, a required Lower Level course. ACCT 3333, a required core business course, includes further development of these skills and their application in a business context.
Lower Level Business Courses
Complete the 18 credit hours required and shown in the Lower Level Business Courses section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Upper Level Business Common Core Course
Complete the requirements shown in the Upper Level Business Common Core Courses section of the Undergraduate Catalog. Finance majors are required to take ECON 3322 - Money and Banking for their Upper Level economics elective in the Upper Level Business Common Core, which includes a total of 27 credit hours.
All finance majors are required to take the following upper level finance courses:
| FINA 4320 || International Finance || 3 |
| FINA 4323 || Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments || 3 |
| FINA 4325 || Options & Futures || 3 |
| FINA 4427 || Portfolio Theory & Management || 4 |
| || Senior Level Electives in Financial Management (FINA 4321/4322) || 3 |
| || Total Required Credits: ||16 |
The additional coursework depends on whether the finance major selects a concentration or pursues a general degree in finance. A major in finance may select one of the following concentrations: Finance with an Accounting Concentration, Finance with an Economics Concentration, a Financial Management Concentration, or an Energy Finance Concentration.
A finance major who pursues a general degree in finance is required to complete the following coursework:
| Approved Accounting Tools (ACCT 3301 or 3310) || 3 |
| Approved Economics Tools (ECON 3303 or 4307) || 3 |
| Approved Upper Level Finance Electives || 6 |
| Approved College of Business & Engineering Electives || 6 |
| Total Required Credits: || 18 |
For Minor in Finance