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Banking and Finance

H-E-B School of Business and Administration

Degree Overview

The Banking and Finance program at UIW is designed to provide our community with students who have the required skills to be successful in management positions within the banking and financial service industry, business firms, or governmental organizations.  In addition, this program looks to develop global and social leaders who can direct their companies and institutions to new paths of financial and economic growth that spill out wealth to the whole community.

The Banking and Finance program introduces students to the world of finance and its key concepts such as time value of money, asset valuation, personal finance, and risk and return.

Career Opportunities
Our degree prepares students for a variety of positions in banking, insurance, investments, and other corporate positions.  It provides students with an integrated program of liberal arts that includes a global perspective and an emphasis on social justice and community service.
Some of our students have current job titles such as:

  1. Financial analyst and loan officer (Bank of America).
  2. Investment analyst (USAA).
  3. Financial analyst/assistant (San Antonio Chamber of Commerce).
  4. Securities analyst (numerous brokerage firms).
  5. Financial products expert/sales (Primerica).

Other recent graduates have continued their graduate studies at:

  1. MBA Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
  2. MBA UT Austin.
  3. London School of Economics.
  4. MBA UT Dallas.

Extracurricular Activities
The Banking and Finance program encourages our students to take advantage of the many on-campus student organizations and study abroad opportunities offered through the School of business.  Joining an on-campus organization like the Business Club or Finance Club, allows business students to meet one another, seek leadership positions, and network with experienced business faculty and community leaders. 
Specific Finance Club and Business Club activities include:

  • Student connections
  • Monthly lunchtime presentations by various business leaders
  • Career path networking, including interviewing and resume skills
  • Mentoring and tutoring opportunities in financial literacy
  • Community service opportunities

Courses or Curriculum
Students who successfully complete the Banking and Finance program at UIW demonstrate:

  • Awareness of domestic and global social issues.
  • Technology knowledge to support analysis and decision making.
  • Critical thinking and communication.
  • Dominance of fundamental disciplines of Banking and Finance.

These values and skills are developed by integrating concepts and practical activities
developed during the program. Some examples are mentioned below:

Awareness of domestic and global social issues Technology to support analysis and decision making Critical thinking and communication  Fundamental disciplines of business
Financial Risk Management Case Study Analysis Time Value of Money analysis Coporate Financiale Management
Capital Structure Optimization Investment simulators Financial Statement analysis Banking Management
Financial Assets Valuation Financial calculators   Investment Management
Financial Institutions Internships Excel spreadsheets   Financial Markets and Institutions


45 Hours BBA Core            

ACCT 2311: Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312: Principles of Accounting II
MIS 2321: Intro to Information Systems
MIS 2325: Personal Productivity Applications
ECON 2301: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302: Principles of Microeconomics
BMGT 3370: Analytical Decision Making I
BMGT 3371: Analytical Decision Making II
BINT 3331: International Business Mgmt.
BLAW 3317: Business Law I
BMKT 3331: Principles of Marketing
BMGT 3340: Mgmt Theory & Practice
BFIN 3321: Principles of Financial Mgmt.
BMGT 4380: Integrative Business Analysis/Decision Making I
BMGT 4381: Integrative Business Analysis/Decision Making II

Banking & Finance Concentration

12 hrs. of the following required courses:

ACCT 3311: Intermediate ACCT I
BFIN 3322: Intermediate Financial Mgmt.
BFIN 3324: Investments
BFIN 3325: Money & Capital Markets

6 hrs. from ONE area of emphasis:


BFIN 3355: International Banking & Fin.
BFIN 4355: Capital Budgeting
BFIN 4373: Case Studies in Fin. Mgmt.


BINT 3355: International Banking & Fin.
BFIN 4304: Mgmt. of Financial Institutions

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Angelina Kiser
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 283-3176

Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site:

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