Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance

Each BBA degree consists of:

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.

Program-Specific Requirements

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
Core Curriculum
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
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 4Component Area III 4
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or MCOM 113011Component Area V 3
ENGL 130123BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303
HIST 130133ENGL 130223
MATH 132443HIST 130233
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV 3ACCT 23023
ACCT 23013BANA 23723
BUAD 23013BUAD 2321 or COMS 238243
ECON 23023ECON 230163
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BANA 33633ACCT 33133
FINC 33103BUAD 33353
FINC 33203BUAD 3355 or 33573
MGMT 33103Finance Elective (select from list below)3
MKTG 33103MGIS 33103
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 3314 or 334773Elective3
FINC 43203FINC 43353
FINC 43453FINC 43903
ECON 4373 or 43623Finance Elective (select from list below)3
MGMT 33703MGMT 43903
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

2

Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area I (Communication).

3

Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area II (Mathematics).

5

Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

6

Satisfies requirement for Core Curriculum Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

7

ACCT 3314 is strongly recommended.

Finance Electives
Select two of the following:6
Financial Spreadsheet Modeling 2
Independent Study
Special Topic
Entrepreneurial/Small Firm Fin 3
Selling Financial Services 4
Commercial Bank Lending
International Finance
Security Analy & Portfolio Mgt 3
Sem in Financial Derivatives 4
Undergrad Internship in Fin
Total Hours6
2

FINC 3330 is strongly recommended.

3

Typically offered only in the spring semester.

4

Typically offered only in the fall semester.