Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance

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Each BBA degree consists of the university Core Curriculum , the Business Core , courses required for the major, degree-specific requirements, and electives.

Transfer students must take at least 50% of the required business curriculum for the BBA degree in residence at Sam Houston State University, which may include courses taken at The Woodlands Center (TWC) campus or through SHSU Online.

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
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
HIST 13013HIST 13023
Component Area III: Life and Physical Science4Component Area III: Life and Physical Science4
BUAD 1305 or CSTE 13303MATH 13243
ECON 1100, KINE 2115, or NGLI 11011Component V: Creative Arts3
 14 16
Second Year
ECON 23023ECON 23013
POLS 23053POLS 23063
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
BUAD 23013BANA 23723
Component Area IV: Language, Philosophy, and Culture3BUAD 2321 or COMS 23823
 15 15
Third Year
BANA 33633ACCT 33133
FINC 33103BUAD 33353
FINC 33203BUAD 3355 or 33573
MGMT 33103MGIS 33103
MKTG 33103Finance Elective (select from list below)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
ACCT 3314 or 33473FINC 43353
FINC 43203FINC 43903
FINC 43453Finance Elective (select from list below)3
ECON 4373 or 43623Elective3
MGMT 33703MGMT 43903
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
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

FINC 3330 is strongly recommended.


Typically offered only in the spring semester.


Typically offered only in the fall semester.