UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

Naveen Jindal School of Management

Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics (Double Major) with an emphasis in CFA®

Degree Requirements (132 semester credit hours)1

I. Core Curriculum Requirements2: 42 semester credit hours

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

3 semester credit hours Communication (RHET 1302)
3 semester credit hours Communication Elective (BCOM 3311)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 semester credit hours)

6 semester credit hours Government (GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302)
6 semester credit hours American History (HIST 1301 and HIST 1302)
3 semester credit hours Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective (ECON 2301)3

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 semester credit hours)

3 semester credit hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
3 semester credit hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 semester credit hours)4

3 semester credit hours Mathematics (MATH 1325)
3 semester credit hours Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 1326)3

Science (9 semester credit hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

II. Major Requirements: 66 semester credit hours

Major Preparatory Courses (18 semester credit hours)

ACCT 23015 Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCT 23025 Introductory Management Accounting
BLAW 23015 Business and Public Law
ECON 23015 Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 23025 Principles of Microeconomics
MATH 13255 Applied Calculus I3, 4
MATH 13265 Applied Calculus II3, 4
MATH 23335 Matrices, Vectors and Their Application6

Major Core Courses (48 semester credit hours)

FIN 3100 Professional Development
BCOM 33115 Business Communications3
BCOM 4350 Advanced Business Communications
FIN 3320 Business Finance
MIS 3300 Introduction to Management Information Systems
OPRE 3310 Operations Management
OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing
FIN 3390 Introduction to Financial Modeling
BPS 4305 Strategic Management
FIN 4300 Investment Management
IMS 3310 International Business
ECON 33105 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECON 33115 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 4351 Mathematical Economics
ECON 4355 Econometrics
OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty
or STAT 33605 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics
ACCT 3320 Financial Information Management

III. Elective Requirements: 24 semester credit hours

Guided Electives

Select 12 semester credit hours from: FIN 3340, FIN 3350, FIN 3380, FIN 4310, FIN 4320, FIN 4340, FIN 4380, FIN 4V90, FIN 4V91, or ACCT 4336.

Select 12 semester credit hours from: ECON 3312, ECON 3335, ECON 4301, ECON 4310, ECON 4320, ECON 4345, ECON 4360, ECON 4382, ECON 4385, ECON 4396, or ECON 4V99.

  1. Degree is 133 semester credit hours if student is required to take BA 1100.
  2. 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.
  3. A Major requirement that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
  4. These semester credit hours are counted under Mathematics Core; students may substitute MATH 2313 and MATH 2414 or MATH 2417 and MATH 2419.
  5. Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes in Economics and Finance.
  6. Students may substitute MATH 2418, OPRE 3333 or CS 2305.
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