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McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business


Academic Programs

Department of Finance faculty members teach finance and real estate courses in the three primary academic programs offered in the McCombs School of Business: the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), the Master of Business Administration (MBA), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and in the Business Foundations certificate program.


Students can major in finance as part of a BBA. The department offers one required course for all BBA students (FIN 357 - Business Finance), and a variety of undergraduate finance elective courses covering investments, money and capital markets, corporate, international, energy and real estate finance. Students can choose a general finance major, or focus their studies in particular areas of finance by choosing one of six tracks: corporate finance and investments, banking, energy finance, investment management, financial markets/banking, or real estate finance. For further information about the BBA finance major, see Finance Major and, for information on the BBA program, contact the Texas BBA webpage.


In the MBA program, the Department teaches two required courses in the MBA core, BA 380S - Managerial Economics and BA 385T - Financial Management. MBA students can choose to concentrate in finance, and select from graduate electives in corporate finance, investments, financial institutions and markets, energy finance, real estate finance, private equity, and venture capital. For additional information about the finance concentration, see the Graduate Program in Finance section of the navigation pane. For information on the MBA program or for MBA application materials, contact the McCombs MBA Program Office.


The Ph.D. program in finance prepares students for academic and professional careers focused on teaching and research. The doctoral program is described in the Ph.D. in Finance section of the navigation pane. For Ph.D. application materials contact

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The Department's Main Office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.

Financial Analyst Program

The Financial Analyst Program provides an opportunity for a select group of outstanding finance seniors to develop advanced quantitative and analytical skills and extensive practical experience as financial analysts.

View the Financial Analyst Program Website