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START YOUR CAREER WITH A FINANCE DEGREE

How an organization manages its finances is essential to its long-term success. Our program is designed to build tangible and market-demanded skills related to capital management, investment and portfolio management, financial institutions, and personal finance. You will be well prepared to follow in the footsteps of past graduates who have been employed as financial analysts, investment managers, financial planners, risk managers and bankers in firms such as Bank of America, Raytheon, Fidelity Investments, Southwest Airlines, L3 Communications, JP Morgan Chase, TD Ameritrade and AT&T.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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FINANCE CURRICULUM

Curriculum

The Finance program at A&M-Commerce is uniquely designed to prepare you for a successful career and, more importantly, life! Over 100 years, this program has evolved and developed with the long-term success of our graduates in mind. You will not only learn critical analytical skills, you will learn how to communicate through financial data as well.

Freshman YearLay the groundwork for greatness.

Your first year you will take a combination of university core and business core classes. All students must take these classes, and they are a very important part of your business education. Many students take mostly core classes with one or two courses related to their major each semester.

Fall

Begin with core classes. These are essential for building a strong foundation.

  • College Reading and Writing
    Eng 1301
  • U.S. History to 1877
    Hist 1301
  • Mathematics for Business Applications I
    Math 1324
  • U.S. Life & Physical Science Elective
  • Business Computer Systems
    BUSA 1305

Spring

Continue taking your university core classes. Completing an elective or two this semester is important as well.

  • College Reading and Writing
    Eng 1302
  • U.S. History from 1865
    Hist 1302
  • Math. for Bus. Applications II
    Math 1325
  • U.S. Life & Physical Science Elective
  • Advisor-approved elective

Sophomore YearBuild on the foundation.

Your second year, take the remainder of your university core classes along with a few business core and electives. Expand your mind and learn how to think like a professional.

Fall

You made it through your first year. Continue ahead with electives and core courses.

  • The US Government
    PSci 2301
  • Principles of Accounting I
    ACCT 2301
  • Principles of Macro Economics
    Eco 2301
  • Degree Pathway
  • US Lit, Philosophy, Culture Elective

Spring

Finish taking the remainder of your core classes. Good things are coming!

  • Texas and the Federal System
    Psci 2302
  • Principles of Accounting II
    ACCT 2302
  • Principles of Micro Economics
    Eco 2302
  • Advisor-approved elective
  • US Creative Arts Elective

Junior YearFocus on the art of Finance.

During your third year, you will begin to focus on upper-level coursework and take classes related to your major. It’s also a great time to snag an internship or co-op which may count as a class towards your degree.

Fall

Start taking classes relating to your major. Things are about to get exciting!

  • Intro. To Business Finance
    FIN 304
  • Legal Env. of Business
    MGT 301
  • Bus. & Eco. Statistics
    ECO 302
  • Business Communication
    MGT 303
  • Principles of Management
    MGT 305

Spring

Keep up the good work! Senior year is right around the corner.

  • Principles of Investments
    FIN 400
  • Int’med Macro/Micro
    Eco 331 or 332
  • Operations Management
    MGT 307
  • Marketing
    MKT 306
  • Economic Forecasting
    ECO 309

Senior YearFinish strong. Find a great job!

During your fourth year, you will finish taking your upper level business courses and Finance classes. As you get ready to graduate, interview with companies that you dream about working for. You will find alumni who know the quality of TAMUC graduates at businesses worldwide.

Fall

You are so close to being done. Stay strong!

  • Money, Banking & Fin. Mkts.
    FIN 312
  • Fin 430 or Fin 450
  • ACCT 311, 326, 437 or 440
  • FIN 340, 410, 420, 431, 434, 436, 438 or 440
  • Data & Information Mgt
    BUSA 326

Spring

It’s the home stretch, and graduation is your next step. You got this!

  • Advanced Financial Mgt.
    FIN 404
  • International Business Fin
    ACCT 471
  • FIN 340, 410, 420, 431, 434, 436, 438 or 440
  • Business Strategy Mgt 439

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Finance (BBA) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN FINANCE

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Finance (BBA) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in finance will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills that prepare you for the demands of the global business environment.
  • Prepare you for a number of certification exams.
  • Learn from a combination of educational and real-world applications.
  • Gain insight from faculty with wide-ranging expertise in all major areas of economics and finance.
  • Master the skills employers demand – from conflict resolution to resource allocation.
  • Develop the managerial tools needed to become a professional ready for any challenge.
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Finance (BBA) :: 1.07 Careers

Careers

Finance requires the development of a wide range of skills in order to meet the demands of the global business environment. Our combination of educational and real-world application creates an active and engaging learning experience that offers access to faculty whose collective expertise spans all major areas of economics and finance. As a result, graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Chartered
Financial
Analyst
$81,761
Financial Advisor
$88,000

Payscale.com

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Finance (BBA) :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS

Minors

  • Finance for the Business Major
  • Finance for the Non-Business Major
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Real Estate
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Finance (BBA) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

What You Will Learn

In our undergraduate-level finance program, you will be introduced to the core principles and foundations of finance and economics through challenging, fast-paced coursework and collaboration with accomplished peers. You will add competencies in financial analyses, financial institutions, markets, securities investments and portfolio management, and short and long-term financial planning that can be applied both domestically and internationally.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including Principles of Accounting, Principles of Management and Business Computing Systems
  • Core finance courses including Financial Planning, Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital, and Money, Banking and Financial Markets
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Finance (BBA) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Finance (BBA) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

Our flexible programs are designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree as well as full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes. We also offer blended options for students who need the convenience of both online and face-to-face classes. Discover a business degree that fits your lifestyle and career aspirations!

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Student Organizations

The aim of the Economics and Finance Society is to help in the development of the next generation of economic and finance professionals from A&M-Commerce, from degree plan through career. The society is an active student organization in the College of Business that is focused on advising and guiding in the professional, educational and social development of students interested in finance and economics.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.

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Meet your Success Team in the College of Business!

Meet your Success Team

One of the benefits of attending our university is your Student Success Team. This team is designed to provide you with unsurpassed service from the moment you are admitted until you receive your diploma!

A Student Success Team is a new concept that our university developed to make services more streamlined for students. A Student Success Team is comprised of an academic concierge, academic advisor and financial aid advisor.

Here’s how we can help you:

Academic Advisor

[email protected]

(Associate Director of Advising)

Majors- Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance

  • Supports you from your first semester to graduation
  • Provides guidance to help you reach your academic and professional goals
  • Offers accurate information on your degree plan and courses you need to take to complete your degree
  • Allocates information on campus resources, community resources, and other student necessities
  • Works as a connection to other departments for student needs, including but not limited to tutoring, student support services, textbook assistance, technological needs, classroom concerns, and an array of other services
  • Advocates to empower students to overcome challenges by providing support and encouragement to achieve academic goals by delivering committed student service

Academic Concierge

Academic Concierge: [email protected] All majors

  • Allocates information on campus resources, community resources, and other student necessities
  • Works as a connection to other departments for student needs including but not limited to: tutoring, student support services, textbook assistance, technological needs, classroom concerns, and an array of other services
  • Advocates to empower students to overcome challenges by providing support and encouragement to achieve academic goals by delivering committed student service

Financial Aid Advisor

  • Financial Aid Advisor:[email protected] All majors
  • Serves as your dedicated representative for financial aid questions and concerns
  • Provides you with direct access to information about how to fund your college education
  • Aids you in managing your financial aid
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Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Finance (BBA) :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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