School of Management
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Degree Requirements (120 hours)
I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours
A. Communication (6 hours)
3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
3 hours Communication Elective (BA 3311)
B. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
6 hours American History
3 hours Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ECON 2301)
C. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
D. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning: (6 hours)
6 hours Calculus (MATH 1325 and 1326)
E. 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 parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
II. Major Requirements: 48 hours
Major Preparatory Courses (15 hours)
AIM 2301* Introductory Financial Accounting
AIM 2302* Introductory Management Accounting
BA 2301* Business and Public Law
ECON 2301* Principles of Macroeconomics2
ECON 2302* Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 1325* Applied Calculus I2, 3
MATH 1326* Applied Calculus II2, 3
MATH 2333* Matrices, Vectors, and Their Application4
Major Core Courses (27 hours)
BA 3311 Business Communications2
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 4305 Strategic Management
BA 4371 International Business
STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics
Major Related Courses (6 hours)
BA 3390 Quantitative Methods in Finance
BA 4346 Investment Management
2 A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
3 Students may elect to substitute MATH 2417 and 2419.
4 Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305.
*Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.
III. Elective Requirements: 30 hours
Advanced Electives (6 hours)
All students are required to take at least six hours of advanced electives outside their major field of study. These must be either upper-division classes or lower-division classes that have prerequisites.
Free Electives (12 hours) (6 hours must be non-business courses)
Both lower- and upper-division courses may count as electives but students must complete at least 51 hours of upper-division credit to qualify for graduation.
Guided Electives (15 hours)
Nine hours of finance to be selected from BA 4310, BA 4345, BA 4347, BA 4348, BA 4349, BA 4350, BA 4354, BA 4360 and BA 4361
Six hours to be selected from: AIM 3320, AIM 3331, AIM 3341, AIM 3351, AIM 4332, AIM 4336, BA 3360, BA 4199, BA 4299, BA 4309, BA 4310, BA 4345, BA 4347, BA 4348, BA 4349, BA 4350, BA 4354, BA 4361, BA 4V92, ECON 3310 and ECON 3311.