Naveen Jindal School of Management
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Professors: Ashiq Ali @axa042200, Indranil R. Bardhan @bardhan, Alain Bensoussan @axb046100, Gary Bolton @gxb122130, Metín Çakanyildirim @metin, Huseyin Cavusoglu @huseyin, Daniel A. Cohen @dac101000, William M. Cready @wmc041000, Milind Dawande @milind, Theodore E. Day @tday, Gregory G. Dess @ggd021000, Umit G. Gurun @ugg041000, Ernan E. Haruvy @eeh017200, Varghese S. Jacob @vjacob, Sanjay Jain @sxj164830, Ganesh Janakiraman @gxj091000, Elena Katok @emk120030, Dmitri Kuksov @dgk120030, Nanda Kumar @nkumar, Seung-Hyun Lee @sxl029100, Stanley Liebowitz @liebowit, Zhiang (John) Lin @zlin, Sumit K. Majumdar @skm021100, Syam Menon @sxm021300, Vijay S. Mookerjee @vijaym, B. P. S. Murthi @murthi, Vikram Nanda @vkn150030, Özalp Özer @oxo091000, Mike W. Peng @mxp059000, Hasan Pirkul @hpirkul, Ashutosh Prasad @aprasad, Suresh Radhakrishnan @sradhakr, Srinivasan Raghunathan @sraghu, Ram C. Rao @rrao, Brian Ratchford @btr051000, Michael J. Rebello @mjr071000, Sumit Sarkar @sumit, Suresh P. Sethi @sethi, Kathryn E. Stecke @kes021000, Riki Takeuchi @rxt173730, Wing Kwong (Eric) Tsang @wkt071000, John J. Wiorkowski @wiorkow, Harold Zhang @hxz054000, Zhiqiang (Eric) Zheng @zxz062000
Professor Emeritus: Dale Osborne @dosborne
Clinical Professors: John Barden @jpb063000, Britt Berrett @brb051000, Abhijit Biswas @axb019100, Ranavir Bose @rxb132730, Pamela Foster Brady @pxf090020, Shawn Carraher @smc130730, Larry Chasteen @chasteen, Paul Convery @pxc141930, David Cordell @dmc012300, Kutsal Dogan @kxd025000, Howard Dover @hfd021000, Forney Fleming III @fwf081000, John Gamino @jpg140630, Randall S. Guttery @rxg112530, Charles Hazzard @cxh056000, William Hefley @weh150130, Robert Hicks @rfh041000, Gerald (Jerry) Hoag @jhoag, Marilyn Kaplan @mkaplan, Ching-Chung Kuo @cxk162830, Sonia Leach @sel120030, Peter Lewin @plewin, Jeffrey Manzi @jxm158130, John F. McCracken @jfm, Dennis McCuistion @dxm094000, Diane S. McNulty @dmcnulty, Joseph Picken @jcp016300, Divakar Rajamani @dxr020100, Daniel Rajaratnam @dxr143430, David Ritchey @davidr, Rajiv Shah @rxs079000, Mark Thouin @mxt083000, Keith Thurgood @klt160130, Jeff Weekley @jaw160330, Habte Woldu @wolduh, Fang Wu @fxw052000, Laurie L. Ziegler @ziegler
Associate Professors: Nina Baranchuk @nxb043000, Norris Bruce @nxb018100, Jianqing Chen @jxc111031, Zhonglan Dai @zxd051000, Rebecca Files @rlf092000, Xianjun Geng @xxg091000, J. Richard Harrison @harrison, Dorothée Honhon @dbh130130, Kyle Hyndman @tdp062000, Surya N. Janakiraman @suryaj, Robert L. Kieschnick Jr. @rkiesch, Atanu Lahiri @axl144730, Jun Li @jxl128031, Ningzhong Li @nxl124130, Lívia Markóczy @lxm055000, Amit Mehra @axm078200, Toyah Miller @tlm140330, Ramachandran (Ram) Natarajan @nataraj, Naim Bugra Ozel @nbo150030, H. Dennis Park @hxp174230, Valery Polkovnichenko @vxp065000, Cuili Qian @cxq170330, Orlando C. Richard @pretty, Young U. Ryu @ryoung, Gil Sadka @gxs143630, Jane Salk @jes025000, Harpreet Singh @hxs104000, David J. Springate @spring8, Upender Subramanian @uxs092000, Kelsey D. Wei @kdw061000, Han (Victor) Xia @hxx110930, Jun Xia @jxx132030, Ying Xie @yxx124930, Yexiao Xu @yexiaoxu, Alejandro Zentner @axz051000, Jieying Zhang @jxz146230, Yuan Zhang @yxz122931, Feng Zhao @fxz082000, Yibin Zhou @yxz066000
Clinical Associate Professors: Steven Guengerich @sxg172931, Lale Guler @lxg152230, David Parks @dxp153830, Carolyn Reichert @carolyn, Avanti P. Sethi @asethi, Kelly Slaughter @kts130030, Jeanne Sluder @jis081000, James Szot @jxs011100, McClain Watson @jmw077000
Assistant Professors: Mehmet Ayvaci @mua120030, Qi (George) Chen @qxc171130, Khai Chiong @kxc173030, Emily Choi @exc113230, Bernhard Ganglmair @bxg107120, Nathan Goldman @ncg160030, Ying Huang @yxh124430, Sora Jun @sxj177030, Sheen Levine @ssl140530, Meng Li @mxl120531, Xiaolin Li @xxl157230, Maria Loumioti @mxl175830, Jean-Marie Meier @jmm172030, Radha Mookerjee @rvm019000, Anyan Qi @axq140430, Alejandro Rivera Mesias @axr150331, Alessio Saretto @axs125732, Simon Siegenthaler @sxs177933, Serdar Simsek @axs158032, Shaojie Tang @sxt146930, Christian Von-Drathen @cxv141430, Shouqiang Wang @sxw163830, Malcolm Wardlaw @mxw116330, Junfeng Wu @jxw175430, Steven Xiao @sxx150930, Shengqi Ye @sxy143530, Nir Yehuda @nxy130530, Zhe (James) Zhang @zxz145430, Xiaofei Zhao @xxz137630
Clinical Assistant Professors: Shawn Alborz @sxa063000, Athena Alimirzaei @axa134231, Christina (Krysta) Betanzos @clb120030, Moran Blueshtein @mxb135230, Judd Bradbury @jdb101000, Jerome Gafford @jmg171130, Ayfer Gurun @axg119030, Maria Hasenhuttl @h1562, Julie Haworth @haworth, Jeffery (Jeff) Hicks @jnh061000, Revansiddha Khanapure @rbk160130, Kristen Lawson @kal110030, Kathryn Lookadoo @kxl164330, Liping Ma @lxm133730, Sarah Moore @sem054000, Ravi Narayan @rln130030, Dawn Owens @dmo130130, Parneet Pahwa @pxp030100, Jason Parker @jap090020, Drew Peabody @sdp093020, Nassim Sohaee @nxs045000
Senior Lecturers: Semiramis Amirpour @sxa130731, Frank Anderson @fwa012000, Vivek Arora @vxa081000, Tiffany A. Bortz @tabortz, Richard Bowen @rxb073100, Monica E. Brussolo @meb049000, Juliann Chapman @jgc160130, George DeCourcy @gad075000, Eugene (Gene) Deluke @gxd052000, Alexander Edsel @ade012000, Amal El-Ashmawi @ahe013000, Carol Flannery @flannery, Mary Beth Goodrich @goodrich, Thomas (Tom) Henderson @txh093000, Jennifer G. Johnson @jxj091000, Jackie Kimzey @jxk092000, Chris Linsteadt @ccl019000, Joseph Mauriello @jam151430, Victoria D. McCrady @vdm130030, Edward Meda @exm150330, Robert (Stephen) Molina @sxm163630, Prithi Narasimhan @pxn152330, Mohammad Naseri Taheri @mxn121930, Madison Pedigo @mfp013000, Matt Polze @mmp062000, James Richards @jrr013500, Debra Richardson @dlr150330, Anindita Roy Bardhan @axb149330, Kashif Saeed @kxs147230, Margaret Smallwood @meg012400, Steven Solcher @sjs107020, Luell (Lou) Thompson @lot013000, Amy L. Troutman @amybass, Robert Wright @rgw091000, Kathy Zolton @kxz121730, Hubert Zydorek @hxz120930
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2
Communication: 6 semester credit hours
COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication
Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours
Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences core courses (see advisor and degree requirements)
Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Language, Philosophy and Culture core courses (see advisor)
Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Creative Arts core courses (see advisor)
American History: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from American History core courses (see advisor)
Government / Political Science: 6 semester credit hours
GOVT 2305 American National Government
GOVT 2306 State and Local Government
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours
Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours
And one of the following:
II. Major Requirements: 74 semester credit hours
Major Preparatory Courses: 15 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum
BA 1310 Principles of Business Decision Making
STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics
or OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty
or STAT 4351 Probability
Major Core Courses: 26 semester credit hours
BCOM 3310 Business Communication
BCOM 4350 Advanced Business Communication
FIN 3320 Business Finance
ITSS 3300 Information Technology for Business
OPRE 3310 Operations Management
OBHR 3330 Introduction to Human Resource Management
or OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing
IMS 3310 International Business
Major Related Courses: 12 semester credit hours
FIN 3390 Introduction to Financial Modeling
FIN 4300 Investment Management*
FIN 4310 Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 4380 Domestic Fund Management
Elective Courses: 21 semester credit hours
A practicum experience is required; the student has the option of zero to 3 semester credit hours, depending on the particular internship, and preference for additional electives.
FIN 4V80 Practicum in Finance
FIN 4080 Practicum in Finance
A community engagement experience is required; the student has the option of zero or 3 semester credit hours, depending on the particular experience, and preference for additional electives.
ENTP 4340 Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach
BA 4095 Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach Practicum
Choose from the following to fulfill remaining Elective semester credit hours:
Students must select upper-division course work from the following list of courses: FIN 3305, FIN 3330*, FIN 3340, FIN 3350, FIN 3360, FIN 3365, FIN 3370*, FIN 3380, FIN 33958, FIN 4305, FIN 4313, FIN 4315, FIN 4320, FIN 4321, FIN 4328, FIN 4330*, FIN 4335*, FIN 4337, FIN 4340, FIN 4345, FIN 4350, FIN 4380, FIN 4386, FIN 4387, FIN 43908, FIN 43998, FIN 4V90, FIN 4V99, MECO 4352, RMIS 3375, RMIS 4331, RMIS 4332, RMIS 43338, or RMIS 4334.
*Indicates courses required by the CFP® Board of Standards, Inc. to fulfill the requirement for the CERTIFIED Financial Planner™ Designation. Includes FIN 4300 in Major Related Courses.
Students may substitute up to 6 semester credit hours for the above upper-division course work from the following list of courses: ACCT 3331, ACCT 3332, ACCT 3341, ACCT 3350, ACCT 4336, (MATH 2415 or MATH 2451), MATH 2420, or STAT 4351.
Suggested Finance Tracks
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Finance will be best prepared for certain career paths if they follow the below recommended course work for each of the below tracks, but they are not required to do so.
Corporate Finance Track - Students who choose this track will focus on the skills necessary to manage the financial problems of a firm. Students completing this track pursue careers as corporate financial officers, private equity capitalists, and investment bankers.
Investment Track - Students who choose to concentrate in the Investment track study to become investment analysts and investment advisors. Careers in this field include security analysts, portfolio managers, etc. Students who complete this track should be prepared to take the CFA® level 1 exam.
Real Estate Investment Management Track - Students who choose this track will learn both the qualitative and quantitative tools necessary to enter one of the many different areas within real estate including investment analysis, consulting, brokerage, appraisal, development and corporate asset management.
Risk Management and Insurance Track - Students who choose this track will learn both the qualitative and quantitative tools necessary to enter one of the many different areas within the risk management and insurance industries.
Financial Mathematics Track - Students who choose this track will develop sufficient quantitative mathematical skills to pursue careers demanding more mathematical analytical skills than the typical finance students possess.
III. Elective Requirements: 4 semester credit hours
Free Electives: 4 semester credit hours
Both lower- and upper-division courses may count as electives but students must complete at least 51 semester credit hours of upper-division courses to qualify for graduation.
1. Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
2. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
3. Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes.
4. A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
5. Students may elect to substitute MATH 2413 and MATH 2414 or MATH 2417 and MATH 2419.
6. Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305.
7. JSOM freshmen are required to take BA 1100 and FIN 3100. Transfer students and students new to JSOM are required to take FIN 3200.
8. Can be used to fulfill elective hours if not counted as a Major Related Course.