Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance
Each BBA degree consists of:
- University Core Curriculum
- Business Core 1
- Major Required courses
- Speech Communications course (BUAD 2321 or COMS 2382) that also satisfies a University Core requirement
- Computer Literacy course (BUAD 1305 or CSTE 1330)
Note: Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the BBA in residence at Sam Houston State University, which may include courses taken at The Woodlands Center campus or through SHSU Online.
1 The Business Core consists of the following courses:
|ACCT 2301||Principles of Financial Acc||3|
|ACCT 2302||Principles of Managerial Acc||3|
|BANA 2372||Business Analysis||3|
|BANA 3363||Inter Business Analysis||3|
|BUAD 2301||Business Legal Environment||3|
|BUAD 3335||Business Communication||3|
|ECON 2301||Principles Of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 2302||Principles Of Microeconomics 1||3|
|FINC 3320||Business Finance||3|
|MGIS 3310||Principles of MIS||3|
|MGMT 3310||Principles Of Management||3|
|MGMT 3370||Operations Management||3|
|MGMT 4390||Strategic Management & Policy||3|
|MKTG 3310||Principles Of Marketing||3|
Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).
Finance majors must make a minimum grade of "C" or better in all FINC courses taken to graduate with a BBA in Finance.
|Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance|
|Component Area I (Communication)||6|
|Component Area II (Mathematics)||3|
|Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)||8|
|Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)||3|
|Component Area V (Creative Arts)||3|
|Component Area VI (U.S. History)||6|
|Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)||6|
|Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)||3|
|Component Area IX (Component Area Option)||4|
|Component Area III||4||BUAD 1305 or CSTE 1330||3|
|ECON 1100, KINE 2115, MCOM 1130, or NGLI 11011||1||Component Area III||4|
|ENGL 13012||3||Component Area V||3|
|HIST 13013||3||ENGL 13022||3|
|MATH 13244||3||HIST 13023||3|
|ACCT 2301||3||ACCT 2302||3|
|BUAD 2301||3||BANA 2372||3|
|Component Area IV||3||BUAD 2321 or COMS 23821||3|
|ECON 2301||3||ECON 23026||3|
|POLS 23055||3||POLS 23065||3|
|BANA 3363||3||ACCT 3313||3|
|FINC 3310||3||BUAD 3335||3|
|FINC 3320||3||BUAD 3355 or 3357||3|
|MGMT 3310||3||Finance Electives8||3|
|MKTG 3310||3||MGIS 3310||3|
|ACCT 3314 or 33477||3||FINC 4335||3|
|Advanced Business Electives||3||FINC 4390||3|
|FINC 4320||3||General Electives||3|
|FINC 4345||3||Finance Electives8||3|
|MGMT 3370||3||MGMT 4390||3|
|Total Hours: 120|
Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area IX (Component Area Option).
Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area I (Communication).
Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VI (U.S. History).
Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area II (Mathematics).
Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).
Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).
ACCT 3314 is strongly recommended.
Business courses include any course with a ACCT, BANA, BUAD, ECON, FINC, MGIS, MGMT, or MKTG prefix. See, Finance Electives course list below.
|Finance Electives 8|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Financial Spreadsheet Modeling 1|
|Entrepreneurial/Small Firm Fin 2|
|Selling Financial Services 3|
|Commercial Bank Lending|
|Security Analy & Portfolio Mgt 2|
|Sem in Financial Derivatives 3|
|Undergrad Internship in Fin|
FINC 3330 is strongly recommended.
Typically offered only in the spring semester.
Typically offered only in the fall semester.
Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework.
Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.
Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.
Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.
A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours.
The following minors cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Finance, Minor in General Business Administration.
The BBA in Finance is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:
- Understanding of investments including; the ability to quantify price and yield metrics and measure performance for both fixed-income and equity securities singularly and in portfolios; understanding risk, return, and diversification; and understanding options both for hedging and speculation.
- Understand the function of the financial system, including the operations and structure of Federal Reserve and banking system, bond markets, stock markets, and understanding money markets.
- Proficiency in calculating historical and prospective financial ratios used in analyzing financial statement data, in manipulating financial accounting data as needed to gain a broader understanding of financial accounting relationships, and in interpreting financial ratios and similar metrics used in making investment and financing decisions.
- Ability to create and analyze information useful to the managers of a firm, including understanding and explaining the cost of capital, cash flows as they form the basis for valuation of real and financial assets and demonstrating the ability to summarize and analyze potential investment projects.