BBA in Finance

Overview

The BBA in finance program prepares students for successful careers in corporate financial analysis, investments, financial institutions, and all positions of financial decision-making in both domestic and international settings. Students majoring in finance develop an understanding of financial data and valuation, financial services industry, global environment, and securities markets in the contexts of risk and return and decision making. Throughout their coursework, students in the finance program receive individual attention in small classes and close supervision by full-time faculty with diverse academic and research backgrounds.

Curriculum

The BBA in Finance is a 120 semester-hour program, designed to give finance majors a solid foundation in the tools and techniques of finance. The program builds upon a business core curriculum which includes a basic finance class. The major courses include investments (FIN 312), financial institutions (FIN 302), global finance (FIN 338) and managerial finance (FIN 4030. Students can take elective courses such as cash management (FIN 303) and commercial real estate (FIN 414) to gain specialized knowledge.

Course requirements for a BBA degree in accounting are described in the Undergraduate Catalog of Texas Southern University.

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Careers

Our finance program provides knowledge on a broad range of business and financial issues that enable our students to make critical business decisions. As a graduate of the finance program, our students will have the opportunity to work in several fields including

  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate
  • Security Analysis

Outlook: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that jobs for financial analysts are projected to increase 11% for the 2016-2026 period. According to the BLS, financial analysts earned an average salary of $84,300 in May 2017.

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