Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
Credit Hours:

Get on the fast track to becoming a money master.
The B.B.A. in Finance, a Chartered Financial Analyst™ (CFA) University Affiliated Program, prepares students with industry-relevant knowledge and skills from nationally recognized faculty. The Master of Science in Finance at UNT is a market-driven and value-added program from a top-tier research public university.

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Why Earn the Combined Finance Degrees?

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.

In the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL), we teach you how to successfully manage all financial aspects of a firm, understand its regulatory rules and realize how it fits into the financial market. Many students work full time and bring unique perspectives and experiences to the classroom.

The M.S. program provides the necessary tools for data-driven decision-making by providing advanced knowledge of finance and modeling/data skills valued in industry. Students will learn practical applications of finance concepts through management and analysis of large real-world financial datasets, Excel-based financial modeling, and experiential learning opportunities.

Benefits of Grad Track

  • Earn your M.S. in less time.
  • Cut expenses as students will be charged undergraduate tuition rates while taking up to two masters level courses. Selected students can take up to two courses from FINA 5310, FINA 5400, FINA 5500 during their undergraduate program which will fulfill corresponding BBA Finance requirements and also apply towards their MS Finance degree.
  • Prepares the student for the rigors of graduate-level coursework while still an undergraduate.
  • Provides uninterrupted continuity of the knowledge gained as an undergraduate to graduate-level courses.


Marketable Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Oral and written communication
  • Application of corporate values
  • Foreign currency markets
  • Financial statement analysis
  • International financial markets
  • Interaction of financial decisions
  • Investment analysis and portfolio management
  • Financial institutions/instruments concepts
  • Financial derivative understanding

Combined Finance Degrees Highlights

Our Business Living Learning Community gives you the chance to form strong bonds with your classmates by living on campus with other business students.
The Trading Room in the Business Leadership Building offers a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with 12 terminals running Bloomberg Professional software, giving students access to real-time market data, news and analysis, as well as the opportunity to earn Bloomberg Certification through the self-paced course available through the terminals.
Exposure to practical applications incorporating real-world financial data in course work, guest lectures/speakers, a student-managed investment fund, and live company projects.
STEM-designated program which allows international students to work in the United States for 36 months after graduation, without being sponsored for a work visa by an employer, making it easier to obtain work experience in the United States.
The Ryan College of Business is among the one percent of business colleges and schools worldwide which hold dual accreditation in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting body for business and management education.
Our growing network of alumni, several of whom serve on department advisory boards, are a source of industry connections for internships, placements and speakers.

What Can You do With a Combined Finance Degrees?

B.B.A. in Finance graduates get jobs such as:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Risk analyst
  • Bank Analyst

Graduates continue on to leadership roles such as:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Manager

Graduates with M.S. Finance degrees, often work in various analyst roles in investment management, investment banking, commercial banking, corporate finance, financial advising, insurance and regulatory positions.

The RCOB Career Resource Center actively engages with students regarding job-related activities through various events including career fairs and employer information sessions.

The UNT Office of International Student and Scholar Services provides advising to international students seeking employment opportunities.

Based on reported data from U.S. M.S. Finance programs, salaries of graduates obtaining employment in the U.S. often exceed $65,000 per year on average.

Combined Finance Degrees Courses You Could Take

Financial Markets and Institutions (3 hrs)
Studies in the operations, mechanics and structure of the U.S. financial system. Topics include commercial banking, non-bank financial institutions, money and capital markets, the impact of monetary policy on financial institutions and markets, and an introduction to the international financial system.
International Finance (3 hrs)
International and regional financial institutions and arrangements; balance of payments, theory, adjustments and impact on world trade; role of commercial and central banks in financing international flow; financing exports and imports; the instruments and markets of foreign exchange; determination of exchange rates.
Financial Management (3 hrs)
Tools and techniques used and proposed in corporate financial management. Analysis of the investment and financing decisions and the environment in which such decisions are made are covered in readings, case problems and class discussion.
Sustainable Finance (3 hrs)
This course provides (1) conceptual and theoretical foundations for corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and actions and investors’ preferences regarding such policies and actions and (2) how such policies and actions affect firm performance, investor reactions, and portfolio risk and return. ESG issues have assumed an increasingly important role for corporations, investors, and society as a whole.
Mergers and Acquisitions (3 hrs)
Covers Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and more generally aspects of the broader market for corporate control. A primary goal is to explore the rationale for firms to acquire or be acquired, and the associated value effects. In addition to revisiting financial approaches to valuing deals, covers aspects of deal structure that can affect the gains from, and risks in, M&A.
Investments (3 hrs)
First course for the individual investor. Idea of investment value; necessary prerequisites for an investment program; policies; economic and industry factors; introduction to security analysis and valuation; operation of security markets; security laws.

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