Naveen Jindal School of Management
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Professors: Ashiq Ali @axa042200, Alain Bensoussan @axb046100, Gary Bolton @gxb122130, Metín Çakanyildirim @metin, Huseyin Cavusoglu @huseyin, William M. Cready @wmc041000, Milind Dawande @milind, Theodore E. Day @tday, Gregory G. Dess @ggd021000, Umit G. Gurun @ugg041000, 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, Stanimir Markov @sxm079200, 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, 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, Wing Kwong (Eric) Tsang @wkt071000, Harold Zhang @hxz054000, Zhiqiang (Eric) Zheng @zxz062000
Associate Professors: Mehmet Ayvaci @mua120030, Nina Baranchuk @nxb043000, Norris Bruce @nxb018100, Jianqing Chen @jxc111031, Zhonglan Dai @zxd051000, Rebecca Files @rlf092000, Dorothée Honhon @dbh130130, Bin Hu @bxh180009, 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, Cuili Qian @cxq170330, Orlando C. Richard @pretty, Young U. Ryu @ryoung, Gil Sadka @gxs143630, 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
Assistant Professors: Khai Chiong @kxc173030, Emily Choi @exc113230, Andrew Frazelle @aef180002, Ying Huang @yxh124430, Joonhwi Joo @jxj180020, Sora Jun @sxj177030, Sheen Levine @ssl140530, Meng Li @mxl120531, 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, Xiaoxiao Tang @xxt180003, Shervin Tehrani @sst180003, Ashwin Venkataraman @axv190029, Christian Von-Drathen @cxv141430, Guihua Wang @gxw130630, Shouqiang Wang @sxw163830, Junfeng Wu @jxw175430, Steven Xiao @sxx150930, Yingjie Zhang @yxz180067, Zhe (James) Zhang @zxz145430, Xiaofei Zhao @xxz137630
Professors Emeriti: Dale Osborne @dosborne, John J. Wiorkowski @wiorkow
Assistant Professors Emeriti: J. Richard Harrison @harrison, Jane Salk @jes025000
Clinical Professors: John Barden @jpb063000, Britt Berrett @brb051000, Abhijit Biswas @axb019100, Ranavir Bose @rxb132730, Shawn Carraher @smc130730, Larry Chasteen @chasteen, David Cordell @dmc012300, Howard Dover @hfd021000, John Gamino @jpg140630, Randall S. Guttery @rxg112530, Charles Hazzard @cxh056000, William Hefley @weh150130, Marilyn Kaplan @mkaplan, Sonia Leach @sel120030, Peter Lewin @plewin, Jeffrey Manzi @jxm158130, Diane S. McNulty @dmcnulty, Divakar Rajamani @dxr020100, Daniel Rajaratnam @dxr143430, Kannan Ramanathan @kxr087000, David Ritchey @davidr, Rajiv Shah @rxs079000, Mark Thouin @mxt083000, Jeff Weekley @jaw160330, Habte Woldu @wolduh, Fang Wu @fxw052000, Laurie L. Ziegler @ziegler
Clinical Associate Professors: Shawn Alborz @sxa063000, Dawn Owens @dmo130130, David Parks @dxp153830, Carolyn Reichert @carolyn, Avanti P. Sethi @asethi, Ramesh Subramoniam @rxs179630, Aysegul Toptal @axt083100, McClain Watson @jmw077000, David Widdifield @dsw180001
Clinical Assistant Professors: Athena Alimirzaei @axa134231, Moran Blueshtein @mxb135230, Judd Bradbury @jdb101000, Sourav Chatterjee @sxc180075, 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, Parneet Pahwa @pxp030100, Jason Parker @jap090020, Drew Peabody @sdp093020, Nassim Sohaee @nxs045000
Assistant Professor of Instruction: Rasoul Ramezani @rxr145930
Senior Lecturers: Khatereh Ahadi @kxa180010, Semiramis Amirpour @sxa130731, Frank Anderson @fwa012000, Tiffany A. Bortz @tabortz, Richard Bowen @rxb073100, Monica E. Brussolo @meb049000, Juliann Chapman @jgc160130, George DeCourcy @gad075000, Alexander Edsel @ade012000, Amal El-Ashmawi @ahe013000, Negin Enayaty Ahangar @nxe180001, Mary Beth Goodrich @goodrich, Thomas (Tom) Henderson @txh093000, Abu Naser Islam @nxi110630, Scott Janke @smj160830, 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, Debra Richardson @dlr150330, Gaurav Shekhar @gxs150130, Margaret Smallwood @meg012400, Steven Solcher @sjs107020, Timothy Stephens @tgs170130, Luell (Lou) Thompson @lot013000, Guido Tirone @gxt170001, Robert Wright @rgw091000, Kathy Zolton @kxz121730, Hubert Zydorek @hxz120930
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2
Communication: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from Communication Core courses (see advisor)
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
Choose one of the following:6
Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours
Choose two of the following:6
II. Major Requirements: 72-75 semester credit hours6
Major Preparatory Courses: 15-18 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum
STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics
or OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty
or STAT 4351 Probability
Choose two of the following:6
Major Core Courses: 24 semester credit hours
BCOM 4300 Managing Communications in Business
IMS 3310 International Business
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
Major Related Courses: 12 semester credit hours
FIN 3390 Introduction to Financial Modeling
FIN 4300 Investment Management*
FIN 4310 Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 4395 Capstone Senior Project- Finance
or BPS 4395 Capstone Senior Project- Business
or ENTP 4395 Capstone Senior Project- Entrepreneurship
Guided Electives: 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.
IMS 4335 Social Sector Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement
or ENTP 4340 Social Sector Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement
or MKT 4360 Social Marketing
or BA 4095 Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach Practicum
Choose from the following, if not used in Major Preparatory or Major Related Courses, to fulfill remaining Guided 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 3395, FIN 4303, FIN 4305, FIN 4307, FIN 4313, FIN 4315, FIN 4320, FIN 4321, FIN 43289, FIN 4330*, FIN 4333, FIN 4335*, FIN 4336, FIN 4337, FIN 4338, FIN 4340, FIN 4345, FIN 4350, FIN 43809, FIN 4386, FIN 4387, FIN 4390, FIN 4399, FIN 4V90, FIN 4V99, MECO 4352, RMIS 3375, RMIS 4331, RMIS 4332, RMIS 4333, RMIS 4334, RMIS 4336, RMIS 4338, ENTP 4V00.
* 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.
Other upper-division courses may be used to fulfill Electives with advance written permission from the Program Director.
NOTE: Course prerequisites must be met.
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: 3-6 semester credit hours
Free Electives: 3-6 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 or MATH 2417 for MATH 1325. Students may elect to substitute MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 for MATH 1326.
6. Certain courses listed are prerequisites for major core (e.g., BA 1310 or BA 1320 or ECON 2301 for IMS 3310), major concentration, or major related courses. Choose accordingly.
7. Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305.
8. JSOM freshmen are required to take BCOM 1300. Transfer students and students new to JSOM are required to take BCOM 3300.
9. Can be used to fulfill elective hours if not counted as a Major Related Course.