Bachelor of Science in Finance

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.

Careers in Finance

Finance

Graduates seek careers as analysts or consultants. The bachelor’s degree in finance prepares students to take the Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 examination as well as fulfill some of the educational coursework requirements to sit for the Certified Financial Planner Certification Examination. 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.

All Jindal School undergraduate students must complete an internship and 100 hours of community service in order to graduate. 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. The school’s Undergraduate Programs office directs and coordinates the community service requirement.

Finance at UT Dallas

A 120-hour curriculum leads to a degree in finance. All undergraduate degrees require a core of 42 hours. In the core courses, students 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 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 to broaden their educational experience in preparation for leadership roles as professionals and/or managers. The program provides students with training in financial decision-making, access to a Finance Trading Lab and a speaker series that features distinguished researchers from other universities.

Finance students can pursue a specialized track, including:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Investment
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Real Estate Investment Management
  • Risk Management and Insurance

Living Learning Community

The Naveen Jindal School Living Learning Community is a special opportunity for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing a business degree. Living Learning Community 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 [email protected].

Management Honors Program

The 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 benefits include:

  • Smaller class sizes.
  • Community service events.
  • Travel opportunities.
  • Professional development events.
  • Scholarships.
  • Honor notation on diploma.

Fast-Track Options in the Jindal School

All undergraduate degrees in the Jindal School offer a fast-track option. These programs allow students to earn up to 12 credit hours that can be applied toward a master’s degree. Students with qualifying grades begin the fast-track option in their senior year of their undergraduate program. Fast-track programs require careful course selection and dedication, but can open up opportunities for students who complete the program.

About the Naveen Jindal School of Management

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:

  • Conduct knowledge-enhancing management research.
  • Deliver high-quality management education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and practicing executives.
  • Develop, innovate and continuously improve programs advancing management education and practice.

Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the school’s Full-Time MBA program No. 16 (tied) among public university programs and No. 38 (tied) overall.
  • BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report rank the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s undergraduate programs among the nation’s top 100 programs.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science: Accounting, business administration, finance, global business, healthcare management, human resource management, information technology and systems, marketing, supply chain management

Master of Science: Accounting, business administration, business analytics, energy management, finance, financial engineering and risk management, healthcare leadership and management, information technology and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international management studies, management science, marketing, supply chain management, systems engineering and management

Executive MBA: Executive MBA (with concentrations in healthcare leadership and management for physicians, product lifecycle and supply chain management and project management), global leadership MBA

Executive Master of Science: Healthcare leadership and management, management science (with concentrations in project management and organizational behavior and coaching), supply chain management, systems engineering and management*

Doctor of Philosophy: International management studies, management science

*Joint program between the Naveen Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science