Are you interested in managing the funds and growth of a company or partnership? Would you like to understand the impact of financial markets on the economy? Then you should pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance at the University of North Texas.
Every organization — whether it’s a small business, Fortune 500 company, nonprofit agency or government organization — needs financial professionals. They help organizations obtain, administer and manage their funds efficiently and wisely. By studying finance, you may work for a(n):
In the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law, we train you how to successfully manage all financial aspects of a firm, understand its regulatory rules and understand how it fits into the financial market. Many of our students work full time and bring unique perspectives and experiences to the classroom.
Our comprehensive curriculum allows you the flexibility to explore areas such as:
You will develop a strong foundation in business, taking courses in accounting, economics and management in addition to studying finance. You may also earn course credit as well as valuable experience by completing an internship with a company or an organization.
Our faculty members exercise a “learn today, apply tomorrow” classroom philosophy. They provide you a good theoretical background and practical, applicable knowledge that can be immediately used in business. Many of them are experts in their field, dedicated teachers and recognized scholars.
You can apply your classroom knowledge to real-world situations by participating in the Student Investment Group. This group is open to all students and manages an investment portfolio of nearly $300,000 under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. Other business-related organizations that you can get involved with include the:
Scholarships sponsored by the department are available to help you pay for your education. For scholarship information, visit www.cob.unt.edu/students/scholarships.
Our Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings business students who live on campus together to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Business Community is at www.unt.edu/housing.
The College of Business, which is one of the nation’s 20 largest business colleges, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, Fla. 33602-5730, telephone 813-769-6500). This distinction means it meets or exceeds strict standards of excellence in education.
Our new, eco-friendly Business Leadership Building accommodates 8,000 students and promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. It contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art general access computer lab. This building helps distinguish us as a leader in business education.
Your required courses are divided into five categories:
Professional field electives are available in derivative securities, corporate finance, financial institutions, risk management, real estate finance and corporate law. Other courses you may take focus on international financial systems and foreign exchange, investments, liquidity and working capital management and the U.S. banking system.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning allows you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.