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.

Concentration and Minor in Commercial Banking (Future Bankers Leadership Program) 

A concentration or a minor in commercial banking equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue careers in the banking industry. The curriculum includes three banking classes along with professional engagement activities that will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of banking business, selling of financial products and services, and commercial lending process. Students will have an opportunity to complete an internship with a bank, if qualified. In addition, students will have an opportunity to receive the Credit Essentials Certificate (CEC) which is a highly-valued certificate in banking. 

BBA students can take the banking classes as required or general electives. Non-business students can take the banking and pre-requisite classes as part of their minor requirements.

To apply to the Future Bankers Leadership Program, please click on the link below:

Future Bankers Leadership Program Application


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 403). Students can take elective courses such as cash management (FIN 303), commercial real estate (FIN 414), or commercial banking concentration classes to gain specialized knowledge.

Course requirements for a BBA degree in finance 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 $83,660 in May 2020.

Degree Plan Finance