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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, Economics Concentration, BBA


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Degree Requirements


The minimum total credits required for a BBA degree in Finance is 120.

General Education Requirements (41 sch)


Mathematics: MATH 1324  & MATH 1325  or MATH 2412  & MATH 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.

Lower Level


Communication (6 sch)


Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 sch)


* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)


* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Creative Arts (3 sch)


* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Component Area (3 sch)


Computer Use


Finance majors obtain skills in using computers in problem-solving in COSC 1335 , a required lower-division course. ACCT 3333 , a required core business course, includes further development of these skills and their application in a business context.

Business Common Core Courses (27 sch)


Upper Level


All candidates for BBA degrees must complete a basic business administration core of 27 credits. The basic business administration core provides students with a common body of knowledge in business administration. Students’ programs include the following courses:

NOTE: Major area courses of study designated as 3xxx/4xxx level courses at U. T. Permian Basin are to be taken by junior or senior students at a four year institution. These may not be transferred from a junior/community college even though courses taken may have a similar title. ECON 3322  is the required advanced Economics course for Finance majors.

Finance Required Courses (13 sch)


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, or a Financial Management Concentration. Also, a major in finance may select the degree plan for earning a Certificate in Energy Business.

All finance majors are required to take the following upper level finance courses:

Concentration Requirements (21 sch)


The concentration in Economics would meet the professional requirements of many jobs in finance that require a strong economics background, including securities analysts in the brokerage industry and financial planners. In addition, a finance major who wishes to pursue an advanced degree in finance will find that a strong economics background is beneficial.

A finance major who pursues an Economics Concentration is required to compete the following additional coursework:

Grade Requirements for All Finance Majors


In addition to the grade requirements that all business majors must satisfy, a student who is majoring in finance is required to earn a grade of “C” or better in the following courses: ECON 3322 Money and Banking ; all upper level finance courses taken to satisfy the degree requirements, including FINA 3320 Principles of Finance ; all upper level courses taken to satisfy the degree requirements, including accounting, economics, management, marketing, and petroleum technology courses taken to satisfy the requirements of a concentration in finance or a Certificate in Energy Business. These requirements apply regardless of how these courses are labeled on the degree plan, including coursework labeled as “elective.”

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