Naveen Jindal School of Management

Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics (Double Major) with an emphasis in CFA®

Degree Requirements (126-127 hours)*

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours

  1. Communication (6 hours)
    3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
    3 hours Communication Elective (BA 3311)
  2. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
    6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
    6 hours American History
  3. 3 hours Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (ECON 2301)
  4. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
    3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
    3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
  5. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 hours)
    3 hours Mathematics (MATH 1325)
    3 hours Quantitative Reasoning (STAT 3360 or BA 3360)
  6. Science (9 hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

1 Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parenthesis are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
* Degree is 127 hours if student is required to take RHET 1101.

II. Major Requirements: 57 hours

Major Preparatory Courses (15 hours)

ACCT 2301 Introductory Financial Accounting*
ACCT 2302 Introductory Management Accounting*
BA 2301 Business and Public Law*
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics*
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics*
MATH 1325 Applied Calculus I*2, 3
MATH 1326 Applied Calculus II*2, 3
BA 3333* Quantitative Business Analysis or MATH 2333 Matrices, Vectors and Their Application*4

Major Core Courses (45 hours)

BA 3311 Business Communications
BA 3341 Business Finance
BA 3351 Introduction to Management Information Systems
BA 3352 Production Management
BA 3361 Organizational Behavior
BA 3365 Principles of Marketing
BA 3390 Quantitative Methods in Finance
BA 4305 Strategic Management
BA 4346 Investment Management
BA 4371 International Business
ECON 3310 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECON 3311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 4351 Mathematical Economics
ECON 4355 Econometrics
BA/STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economic 2
ACCT 3320 Financial Information Management

2 A Major requirement that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
3/These hours are counted under Mathematics Core above; students may substitute MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 or MATH 2417 and MATH 2419.
4 Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305.
* Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes in Economics and Finance.

III. Guided Elective Requirements: 24 hours

Select 9 hours from: BA 4345, BA 4347, BA 4348, BA 4349, BA 4350, BA 4354, BA 4360 and BA 4361.
Select 6 hours from: ACCT 3331, ACCT 3351, ACCT 4332, ACCT 4336, ACCT 4337, BA 4199 or BA 4299.
Select 9 hours from: ECON 3312, ECON 4301, ECON 4310, ECON 4320, ECON 4345, ECON 4360, ECON 4362, ECON 4382, ECON 4385 ECON 4396, or ECON 4399.