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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance

The minimum number of semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC  2013    Principles of Accounting I
ACC  2033    Principles of Accounting II
BLW 3013    Business Law
COM 1053    Business and Professional Speech
ECO 2013    Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)
ECO 2023    Introductory Microeconomics
FIN  3014    Principles of Business Finance
GBA 2013    Social and Ethical Issues in Business
IS    1403    Business Information Systems Fluency
IS    3003    Principles of Information Systems for Management
MAT 1033   Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement)
(Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)
MGT 3003    Business Communication and Professional Development
MGT 3013    Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
MGT 4893    Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)
MKT 3013    Principles of Marketing
MS   1023    Business Statistics with Computer Applications I
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 1053 in lieu of MS 1023)
MS   3043    Business Statistics with Computer Applications II
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)
MS   3053    Management Science and Operations Technology

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements from the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

  1. 27 upper-division semester credit hours in the major and supporting area:

    ACC  3023  Intermediate Accounting I
    ACC  3033  Intermediate Accounting II
    FIN   3023  Intermediate Corporate Finance
    FIN   3033  Principles of Investment
    FIN   3313  Money and Banking
    FIN   4893  Cases and Problems in Finance

    9 additional semester credit hours of finance electives:
    FIN 4873 Computer Modeling of Financial Applications is recommended as one of these finance electives.
    FIN 3003 Survey of Finance may not be applied to meeting this requirement.

    Finance majors may take ACC 3053 in lieu of ACC  3023 and ACC  3033. Students choosing to take ACC 3053 must take 3 additional semester credit hours of finance electives for a total of 12 hours of finance electives.

  2. 2 semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division business or non-business electives

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Finance

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students should make every attempt to take the courses in bold in the indicated sequence. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK)** 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Creative Arts (core)   3
Spring
COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics (core and CBK)*, ** 3
IS 1403 Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II 3
American History (core)   3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013 Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
MS 1023 Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core)   3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
DECLARE MAJOR  
Spring
ACC 2033 Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics (CBK)* 3
FIN 3014 Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
MS 3043 Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Third Year
Fall
ACC 3023 or ACC 3053 Intermediate Accounting I (major) 3
FIN 3023 Intermediate Corporate Finance (major) 3
MGT 3003 Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MS 3053 Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Spring
ACC 3033 or Upper-division FIN elective Intermediate Accounting II (major) 3
FIN 3033 Principles of Investment (major) 3
FIN 3313 Money and Banking (major) 3
GBA 2013 Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
IS 3003 Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
BLW 3013 Business Law (CBK) 3
MGT 3013 Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Upper-division FIN elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (support work)   3
Upper-division FIN elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (support work)   3
Spring
FIN 4893 Cases and Problems in Finance (major) 3
MGT 4893 Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Business or non-business elective (support work)   2
Component Area Option (core)   3
Upper-division FIN elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (support work)   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.
** College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2013 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements.


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