UT Dallas 2023 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Economics and Finance (Double Major) (BS)

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance (Double Major)

Degree Requirements (128 semester credit hours)1, 2

EPPS Faculty

Professors: Daniel G. Arce, Kurt J. Beron, Dong Li, Donggyu Sul

Associate Professors: Rodney Andrews, Seth Giertz, Susan Williams McElroy, Darwin (Trey) Miller, Irina Panovska, Kevin Siqueira, Victor Valcarcel

Assistant Professors: Anne Burton, Jonas Hedlund, Maria (Camila) Morales

Professor Emeritus: Todd Sandler

Associate Professor of Instruction: Luba Ketsler

Assistant Professor of Instruction: William Grover

JSOM Faculty

Professors: Ashiq Ali, Gary Bolton, William M. Cready, Umit G. Gurun, Kyle Hyndman, Stanley Liebowitz, Vikram Nanda, Suresh Radhakrishnan, Michael J. Rebello, Gil Sadka, Harold Zhang

Associate Professors: Nina Baranchuk, Zhonglan Dai, Rebecca Files, Michael Hasler, Surya N. Janakiraman, Robert L. Kieschnick Jr., Jun Li, Ningzhong Li, Ramachandran (Ram) Natarajan, Naim Bugra Ozel, Kelsey D. Wei, Han (Victor) Xia, Yexiao Xu, Alejandro Zentner, Jieying Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Feng Zhao, Yibin Zhou

Assistant Professors: Christopher Mace, Jean-Marie Meier, Alejandro Rivera Mesias, Simon Siegenthaler, Xiaoxiao Tang, Christian Von-Drathen, Pingle Wang, Steven Xiao

Associate Professor Emeritus: David J. Springate

Clinical Professors: John Barden, John Gamino, Randall S. Guttery, Peter Lewin, Jeffrey Manzi

Clinical Associate Professor: Carolyn Reichert

Clinical Assistant Professors: Moran Blueshtein, Revansiddha Khanapure, Liping Ma

Professors of Instruction: Mary Beth Goodrich, Chris Linsteadt, Matt Polze

Associate Professors of Instruction: Amal El-Ashmawi, Ayfer Gurun, Jennifer G. Johnson, Hirofumi Nishi, Daniel Sibley

Assistant Professor of Instruction: Joseph Mauriello

Professor of Practice: Tiffany A. Bortz

Associate Professors of Practice: Julie Lynch, Jennifer Murray, Steven Solcher, Kathy Zolton

Assistant Professors of Practice: Steven Haynes

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

MATH 1325 Applied Calculus I4, 5, 6, 7

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Mathematics Core courses6 (see advisor)

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

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics4, 5, 9

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences Core courses9

Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours8

MATH 1326 Applied Calculus II4, 5, 10

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics4, 5, 9

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

ACCT 2301 Introductory Financial Accounting4

ACCT 2302 Introductory Management Accounting4

BLAW 2301 Business and Public Law4

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics4, 5

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics4, 5

MATH 1325 Applied Calculus I4, 5, 6, 7

OPRE 3333 Quantitative Business Analysis4, 10

or MATH 2333 Matrices, Vectors, and Data4, 11

OPRE 3340 Advanced Business Quantitative Methods10

or MATH 1326 Applied Calculus II4, 5, 10

OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty

or STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics4

Major Core Courses: 48 semester credit hours

BCOM 1300 Professional Communication12

or BCOM 3300 Business Communication12

BCOM 4300 Advanced Professional Communication

ECON 3310 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory4

ECON 3311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory4

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 FIN 4328 Real Estate Valuation13

or FIN 4333 Enterprise Risk Management13

or ENTP 4395 Capstone Senior Project - Entrepreneurship

III. Elective Requirements: 23 semester credit hours

Guided Electives

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

BA 4090 Management Internship14

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.

FIN 3300, FIN 3305, FIN 3340, FIN 3350, FIN 3365, FIN 3380, FIN 4315, FIN 4320, FIN 4321, FIN 432813, FIN 433313, FIN 4336, FIN 4338, FIN 4340, FIN 4345, FIN 4380, FIN 4390, or FIN 4395.

Economics Electives: 12 semester credit hours

ECON 3312, ECON 3332, ECON 4301, ECON 4310, ECON 4342, ECON 4345, ECON 4360, ECON 4382, ECON 4385, or ECON 4396.

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.

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