Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance


The B.B.A. in Finance program prepares you to become a finance professional in such areas as corporate finance, investment banking, financial planning, real estate, or asset management. Students pursuing this degree are prepared to pursue any of these paths to professional success. Our program also provides the foundations in finance for students interested in obtaining a professional license in one of these fields. Our program covers such finance topics as

  • Acquisition and allocation of financial resources
  • Business finance
  • Cash management
  • Investment analysis
  • Portfolio management

Classes are located on our Denton campus in face-to-face and online formats.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

Core Skills

  1. Critical Thinking: B.B.A. Finance Specific Application- Ability to identify problems and determine best solutions; Ability to assess risk; Ethical reasoning General Employment Application-Efficiency in problem-solving; Ethical reasoning.
  2. Diversity: B.B.A. Finance Specific Application- Ability to work well within a diverse organization General Employment Application- Working in diverse teams including international teams.
  3. Ethical Reasoning: B.B.A. Finance Specific Application- Ethical reasoning; Objectivity, independence, due professional care; Conflict resolution; Corporate governance; Firm behavior in society General Employment Application-Maintaining a company’s ethics policy; Making ethical decisions in companies; Avoiding conflicts between personal interest and those of the companies.
  4. Teamwork: B.B.A. Finance Specific Application- Ability to be an effective worker in team situations General Employment Application- Project management teams.

Discipline-Based Skills

  1. Time Value of Money: B.B.A. Finance Specific Application- Capital budgeting; Financial security valuation. General Employment Application- Financial Planning; Retirement Planning; Forecasting and business investment decision making.
  2. Cash Flow Analysis: MBA Finance Specific Application- Measuring a firm’s cash flows; Working capital management; Firm’s project analysis. General Employment Application- Financial analysis; Firm valuation; Capital budgeting.
  3. Microsoft Excel: B.B.A. Finance Specific Application-Regression and other data analysis tools; Charts and other visualization; Pivot tables; Filter and sort; Business investment analysis; Use if/then conditional scenarios; Use present value and future value; Use yield; Internal rate of return and other return functions; Use bond valuation and Accrual function; Cash flow evaluation and sensitivity analysis. General Employment Application-A required skill for all finance positions; Financial analysis; Preparing tables, reports, charts; Analytical computations, and decision-making.
  4. Capital Markets: B.B.A. Finance Specific Application- Raise capital in the primary and secondary capital markets with both debt and equity securities; Operate as a buyer and seller in the secondary capital markets; Understand the roles of the SEC; Institutional investing; Understand stock exchanges; Work with pension and mutual funds. General Employment Application- Raising capital for business organizations; complying with governmental regulations relating to debt and equity securities; Assist businesses and individuals in buying and selling equity and debt instruments in the secondary markets.
  5. Analysis of Financial Statements: B.B.A. Finance Specific Application- Finding strengths and weaknesses of a company; For internal corporate use or for capital market investors. General Employment Application- Financial analysis; Enabling a firm to make better economic decisions.


All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   

Major: 63 SCH

Program Code: FINANCE.BBA   CIP Code: 52.0801.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACCT 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics3
BUS 3163Business Communications3
FIN 3053Business Finance3
MGT 3003Principles of Management3
MGT 3313Business Analytics3
MGT 3533Management Information Systems3
MGT 4333Business Policy (taken in final semester)3
MGT 4563Operations Management3
MKT 3113Principles of Marketing3
ACCT 3013Financial Reporting3
or ACCT 3063 Income Tax Accounting I
ECO 3063Money and Banking3
FIN 3133Investments3
FIN 3223International Finance and Trade3
FIN 4243Financial Management3
FIN 4253Financial Planning3
FIN 4263Finance Policy and Strategy3
FIN 4653Financial Risk Management3
Advanced Business Electives 6
Total SCHs63

Advanced Business Electives are any College of  Business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, not otherwise required.

Departmental Requirements

ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics (may be applied from core)3
ECO 1023Principles of Macroeconomics (may be applied from core)3
FIN 2153Foundations of Money Management (may be applied from core)3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
MATH 2203Business Analysis I (may be applied from core)3
Total SCHs15

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: First-Year Seminar EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
ECO 1013Principles of Microeconomics ECON 23023
Life & Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 16
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Wellness CAO Core2
Life & Physical Science Core3
ECO 1023Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 23013
 SCHs 14
Second Year
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language/Philosophy/Culture Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
MATH 2203Business Analysis I MATH 13243
ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I ACCT 23013
 SCHs 15
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Creative Arts Core3
ACCT 2053Fundamentals of Accounting II ACCT 23023
FIN 2153Foundations of Money Management BUSI 13073
MGT 3313Business Analytics 3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
ACCT 3013
or 3063
Financial Reporting
or Income Tax Accounting I
BUS 3163Business Communications 3
FIN 3053Business Finance 3
MGT 3003Principles of Management 3
Non-Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
BUS 3013Business Law and Ethics 3
ECO 3063Money and Banking 3
FIN 3133Investments 3
FIN 4243Financial Management 3
MKT 3113Principles of Marketing 3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FIN 3223International Finance and Trade 3
FIN 4253Financial Planning 3
FIN 4653Financial Risk Management 3
MGT 3533Management Information Systems 3
MGT 4563Operations Management 3
 SCHs 15
MGT 4333Business Policy 3
FIN 4263Finance Policy and Strategy 3
Advanced Business Elective3
Advanced Business Elective3
Non-Business Elective3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  120

Advanced Business Electives are any College of Business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, not otherwise required.