Finance pulls together issues of income, expenditures and risk that organizations analyze when making complex decisions. Finance programs at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provide students with the quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills in high demand across the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. Students can also take financial planning certification exams.
Graduates seek careers as analysts or consultants. The bachelor’s degree in finance prepares students to take either the Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 exam or all of the Certified Financial Planner exams. These certificates are important to those with careers in investment management or personal financial planning. A double major is offered in conjunction with the economics degree program to students interested in a more analytical career.
Jindal School students are encouraged to procure and complete an internship as a requirement for their major. The Jindal School’s fully staffed Career Management Center (CMC), working in tandem with the University’s Career Center, helps students prepare for and seek internships, as well as post-graduation employment. Both centers are staffed with licensed counselors who provide students with strategies for mastering job interviews, writing professional cover letters and resumes and connecting with campus recruiters, among other services.
A 120-hour curriculum leads to a degree in finance. All undergraduate degrees require a core of 42 hours. In the core courses, students have an opportunity to learn theories and analytical techniques that can be applied to the functional areas of business, such as finance and marketing. Students are exposed to the international dimensions of business activities and to social and political factors that impact business behavior. Elective courses provide students with in-depth knowledge of corporate finance and investment.
A capstone course in strategic management allows students to solve real-world business problems. Students are also required to take courses outside the Naveen Jindal School of Management in order to broaden their educational experience in preparation for leadership roles as professionals and/or managers in modern business organizations.
Finance students can pursue a specialized track, including:
The finance programs at UT Dallas provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of jobs in today’s complex and evolving financial environment.
Key features include:
Community is a special opportunity for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing a business degree. These select students live together in on-campus housing, attend classes together and participate as a group in social activities. For information, contact Associate Dean Marilyn Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charles and Nancy Davidson Management Honors Program (DMHP) gives select undergraduate students the opportunity to enhance their experience in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. DMHP students receive opportunities to improve their leadership skills, and work closely with UT Dallas professors.
DMHP program benefits include:
For more information please visit jindal.utdallas.edu/dmhp.
All undergraduate degrees in the Naveen Jindal School of Management offer a fast-track option. These programs allow students to save up to 12 credit hours in completing an undergraduate and master’s degree. Students with qualifying grades embark on the fast-track option in their senior year of their undergrad program. Pursuing a fast-track BS/MS or BS/MBA requires careful course selection and academic dedication but opens up additional career opportunities for those students who complete the program.
The largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas, the Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a full complement of programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. The Jindal School’s mission is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven, global society by partnering with the business community to:
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, business administration, finance, global business, healthcare management, information technology and systems, marketing, supply chain management
Master of Science: Accounting, business analytics, energy management, finance, healthcare management, information technology and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international management studies, management and administrative sciences, marketing, supply chain management, systems engineering and management
Master of Business Administration: Full-time, professional evening cohort, professional flex, executive, global leadership executive, professional online, healthcare management for physicians executive, project management executive
Doctor of Philosophy: International management studies, management science