UT Dallas 2024 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

EPPS Faculty

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

Associate Professors: Rodney Andrews, Seth Giertz, 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 hours2

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 I3, 4, 5, 6

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Mathematics Core courses5 (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

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Government/Political Science Core courses (see advisor)

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours7

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics3, 4, 8

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences Core courses8

Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours7

MATH 1326 Applied Calculus II3, 4, 9

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics3, 4, 8

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 Accounting3

ACCT 2302 Introductory Management Accounting3

BLAW 2301 Business and Public Law3

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics3, 4

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics3, 4

MATH 1325 Applied Calculus I3, 4, 5, 6

OPRE 3333 Quantitative Business Analysis3, 10

or MATH 2333 Matrices, Vectors, and Data3, 10

OPRE 3340 Advanced Business Quantitative Methods9

or MATH 1326 Applied Calculus II3, 4, 9

OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty

or STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics3

Major Core Courses: 48 semester credit hours

BCOM 1300 Professional Communication11

or BCOM 3300 Business Communication11

BCOM 4300 Advanced Professional Communication

ECON 3310 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3

ECON 3311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3

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

FIN 4395 Capstone Senior Project - Finance

or BPS 4395 Capstone Senior Project - Business

or FIN 4328 Real Estate Valuation

or FIN 4333 Enterprise Risk Management

A community engagement experience is required:

BA 4095 Social Sector Engagement and Community Outreach Practicum

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. A student may earn up to 3 semester credit hours with FIN 4V80, which can be used as one of the FIN upper-division courses.

FIN 4V80 Practicum in Finance12

FIN 4080 Finance Internship

Choose from the following to fulfill the remaining Finance Elective semester credit hours.

FIN 3300 Personal Finance

FIN 3305 Real Estate Principles

FIN 3340 Regulation of Business and Financial Markets

FIN 3350 Financial Markets and Institutions

FIN 3365 Real Estate Finance and Principles

FIN 3380 International Financial Management

FIN 4315 Behavioral Economics and Finance

FIN 4320 Management of Financial Institutions and Technology

FIN 4321 Real Estate Law and Contracts

FIN 4328 Real Estate Valuation13

FIN 4333 Enterprise Risk Management13

FIN 4336 Risk Systems and Theories

FIN 4338 Foundations of Risk Analytics and Applications

FIN 4340 Options and Futures Markets

FIN 4345 Financial Information and Analysis

FIN 4380 Fund Management

FIN 4390 Seminar Series in Finance

FIN 4395 Capstone Senior Project - Finance

Economics Electives: 12 semester credit hours

Choose four courses from the following:

ECON 3312 Money and Banking

ECON 3332 Economic Geography

ECON 4301 Game Theory

ECON 4310 Managerial Economics

ECON 4342 Public Policies Toward Business

ECON 4345 Industrial Organization

ECON 4360 International Trade

ECON 4382 International Finance

ECON 4385 Business and Economic Forecasting

ECON 4396 Selected Topics in Economics

The plan must include sufficient upper-division courses to total 45 upper-division semester credit hours.

1. Degree is 129 semester credit hours if students are required to take EPPS 1110.

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 in Economics and Finance.

4. A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours are counted in Core Curriculum.

5. MATH 1325 is required for all JSOM undergraduate students. Students may elect to substitute MATH 2413 or MATH 2417 for MATH 1325.

6. 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.

7. Certain courses listed are prerequisites for major core, major concentration, or major related courses. Choose accordingly.

8. ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 are required for the FIN/ECON prescribed double major.

9. 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.

10. Students may substitute MATH 2418 or CS 2305 for OPRE 3333 or MATH 2333.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Can be used to fulfill elective hours if not counted as a Major Core Course.

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