School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Economics and Finance (Double Major) (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance (Double Major)
Professors: Daniel G. Arce @dga071000, Kurt J. Beron @kberon, Dong Li @dxl145430, Donggyu Sul @dxs093000
Associate Professors: Rodney Andrews @rja091000, Seth Giertz @sxg154831, Susan Williams McElroy @skm028000, Darwin (Trey) Miller @dwm052000, Irina Panovska @ixp190001, Kevin Siqueira @kjs064000, Victor Valcarcel @vjv150130
Assistant Professors: Anne Burton @axb210050, Jonas Hedlund @jxh180030, Maria (Camila) Morales @mcm200006
Professor Emeritus: Todd Sandler @tms063000
Associate Professor of Instruction: Luba Ketsler @lxk010300
Assistant Professor of Instruction: William Grover @wcg071000
Professors: Ashiq Ali @axa042200, Gary Bolton @gxb122130, William M. Cready @wmc041000, Umit G. Gurun @ugg041000, Kyle Hyndman @tdp062000, Stanley Liebowitz @liebowit, Vikram Nanda @vkn150030, Suresh Radhakrishnan @sradhakr, Michael J. Rebello @mjr071000, Gil Sadka @gxs143630, Harold Zhang @hxz054000
Associate Professors: Nina Baranchuk @nxb043000, Zhonglan Dai @zxd051000, Rebecca Files @rlf092000, Michael Hasler @mxh190031, Surya N. Janakiraman @suryaj, Robert L. Kieschnick Jr. @rkiesch, Jun Li @jxl128031, Ningzhong Li @nxl124130, Ramachandran (Ram) Natarajan @nataraj, Naim Bugra Ozel @nbo150030, Kelsey D. Wei @kdw061000, Han (Victor) Xia @hxx110930, Yexiao Xu @yexiaoxu, Alejandro Zentner @axz051000, Jieying Zhang @jxz146230, Yuan Zhang @yxz122931, Feng Zhao @fxz082000, Yibin Zhou @yxz066000
Assistant Professors: Christopher Mace @cxm200014, Jean-Marie Meier @jmm172030, Alejandro Rivera Mesias @axr150331, Simon Siegenthaler @sxs177933, Xiaoxiao Tang @xxt180003, Christian Von-Drathen @cxv141430, Pingle Wang @pxw200007, Steven Xiao @sxx150930
Associate Professor Emeritus: David J. Springate @spring8
Clinical Professors: John Barden @jpb063000, John Gamino @jpg140630, Randall S. Guttery @rxg112530, Peter Lewin @plewin, Jeffrey Manzi @jxm158130
Clinical Associate Professor: Carolyn Reichert @carolyn
Clinical Assistant Professors: Moran Blueshtein @mxb135230, Revansiddha Khanapure @rbk160130, Liping Ma @lxm133730
Professors of Instruction: Mary Beth Goodrich @goodrich, Chris Linsteadt @ccl019000, Matt Polze @mmp062000
Associate Professors of Instruction: Amal El-Ashmawi @ahe013000, Ayfer Gurun @axg119030, Jennifer G. Johnson @jxj091000, Hirofumi Nishi @hxn210016, Daniel Sibley @dcs170002
Assistant Professor of Instruction: Joseph Mauriello @jam151430
Professor of Practice: Tiffany A. Bortz @tabortz
Associate Professors of Practice: Julie Lynch @jxl180030, Jennifer Murray @jrm160330, Steven Solcher @sjs107020, Kathy Zolton @kxz121730
Assistant Professors of Practice: Steven Haynes @sxh102420
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours3
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
Or select any 6 semester credit hours from Government/Political Science Core courses (see advisor)
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours8
Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours8
Or select any 6 semester credit hours from Component Area Option Core courses
II. Major Requirements: 63 semester credit hours
Students must always meet all course prerequisites.
Major Preparatory Courses: 15 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum
OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Major Core Courses: 48 semester credit hours
BCOM 4300 Advanced Professional Communication
ECON 4351 Mathematical Economics
ECON 4355 Econometrics
FIN 3320 Business Finance
FIN 3390 Introduction to Financial Modeling
FIN 4310 Intermediate Financial Management
FIN 4300 Investment Management
IMS 3310 International Business
ITSS 3300 Information Technology for Business
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing
OBHR 3310 Organizational Behavior
or OBHR 3330 Introduction to Human Resource Management
OPRE 3310 Supply Chain and Operations Management
BPS 4395 Capstone Senior Project - Business
or ENTP 4395 Capstone Senior Project - Entrepreneurship
III. Elective Requirements: 23 semester credit hours
Finance Electives: 11 semester credit hours
For Finance Electives, other upper-division courses with a course prefix of ACCT, MATH, or STAT may be used to fulfill up to 3 semester credit hours of electives with advanced written permission from the BS Finance Program Director. Any upper-division courses with a FIN prefix listed below can satisfy guided elective requirements in prior BS FIN/ECON catalogs if not used elsewhere on the student's degree plan.
A practicum experience of at least 160 working hours is required, with registration in one of the courses below. Depending on the internship and preference for additional electives, the student may qualify for a zero to 3 semester credit hours course with the BS FIN Program Director's approval.
FIN 4V80 Practicum in Finance
FIN 4080 Finance Internship
A community engagement experience is required, with registration in one of the courses below. Depending on the service and preference for additional electives, the student has the option of zero or 3 semester credit hours.
BPS 4396 Social Impact and Community Engagement
or ENTP 4340 Social Sector Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement
or MKT 4360 Social Impact Marketing
or BA 4095 Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach Practicum
Choose from the following to fulfill the remaining Finance Elective semester credit hours.
Economics Electives: 12 semester credit hours
Both lower- and upper-division courses may count as electives.
The plan must include sufficient upper-division courses to total 45 upper-division semester credit hours.
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. Degree is 129 semester credit hours if students are required to take EPPS 1110.
3. 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.
4. Indicates a prerequisite class to be completed before enrolling for upper-division classes in Economics and Finance.
5. A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.
6. MATH 1325 is required for all JSOM undergraduate students. Students may elect to substitute MATH 2413 or MATH 2417 for MATH 1325.
7. To make timely degree progress, students should complete MATH 1325 or its equivalent by the end of their first semester at UT Dallas. Students who will not meet this requirement should contact their academic advisor to discuss their degree timeline.
8. Certain courses listed are prerequisites for major core, major concentration, or major related courses. Choose accordingly.
9. ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 are required for the FIN/ECON prescribed double major.
10. Students substitute MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 for MATH 1326. Students who complete OPRE 3340 instead of MATH 1326, MATH 2414, or MATH 2419 will need an 090 Component Area Option Core course.
11. Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305 for OPRE 3333 or MATH 2333.
12. JSOM first-time-in-college freshmen are required to take BCOM 1300 in their first semester. Transfer students and students new to JSOM are required to take BCOM 3300 in their first semester.
13. Can be used to fulfill elective hours if not counted as a Major Core Course.
14. Students who are employed in full-time jobs may fulfill their internship requirement with their current employer as a special project with preapproval from their program director.