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BBA in Finance Degree Sheet

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Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance program presents students with the opportunity to learn a body of theory and analytical techniques needed to perform various finance functions in corporations and financial services firms. One of the most promising career paths is personal financial advising. As government regulation of the financial sector increases, regulatory agencies will employ finance graduates as financial examiners to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. Ideally, the finance graduate will have strong analytical skills, good communication skills, and excellent sales ability.

About the Program

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at UHD, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB-International), ranks No. 4 out of 61 schools on the list of top online finance programs and No.13 in the United States in both quality and affordability. 

The 120-credit-hour program comprised of 42 hours of Common Core Requirements; 48 hours of Business Core Requirements; 12 hours of Finance Major Requirements; 12 hours from one of the Finance Tracks; and 6 hours of Electives. 

Students must choose one of two tracks, either Corporate Finance or Investment Management. Sample courses within the Corporate Finance track, include Treasury Risk Management, Quantitative Methods, and Derivative Securities. Courses within the Investment Management track include Real Estate Finance, Portfolio Management, and Financial Planning. 

Students may further specialize their degree by choosing one of the suggested minors: Accounting (21-hour minimum), Marketing (18-hour minimum), or Economics (18-hour minimum). The Davies College of Business allows up to two courses (6 semester credit hours) in Field Experience to be applied toward graduation requirements. Field Experience integrates theory learned in the classroom with practical work experience in a job related to the student’s academic and professional goals. The program is designed to produce graduates who can help individuals and businesses increase productivity through financial and technological solutions. The program also prepares graduates to pursue graduate studies and to take the Chartered Financial Planners (CFP) and/or the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) and/or the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) certification examinations.

Affiliated Student Organizations

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national business honorary society recognized by AACSB-International. Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business. Each year, the UHD Chapter invites juniors and seniors, who rank in the top 10 percent of their class, to join.

Business Administration Council (BAC) is a unique student-operated organization, managed by motivated business students working to build and grow the University of Houston-Downtown Northwest location and its professional networks. BAC is managed by a Board of Directors with UHD’s BAC Advisor serving as CEO. The Board supports and manages various business disciplines, including: supply chain management; finance/accounting; human resources; marketing; public relations, and social media. Students who join BAC will also have the opportunity to learn Lean Six Sigma D.M.A.I.C. model. For more information, contact Carol Brace at

Financial Management Association (FMA) is the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision-making. Contact for more information.

Career Options

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance prepares graduates for a variety of careers:

  • Corporate Finance Manager
  • Private Accounting
  • Investment Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Banking Professional
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Security Analyst
  • Financial Service Professional 
  • Wealth Manager
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Getting Started

  1. Apply for Admissions

  2. Apply for Financial Aid

  3. Fulfill Testing Requirements

  4. Get Advised and Register

  5. Pay for Classes

  6. Prepare for Classes
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Median Salary

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary in Texas of an Appraiser and Assesor Real Estate is $51,850; Claims Adjuster is $67,680; Loan Officer is $63,650; Security, Commodity and Financial Services Agent is $67,310.

Earn Your Degree

  • Downtown
  • Northwest
  • Online


Dr. Prakash Deo
Marilyn Davies College of Business
University of Houston-Downtown