BBA Finance Concentration

BBA Finance Concentration

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance at the H-E-B School of Business and Administration develops global and social leaders who can direct companies and institutions to new paths of financial and economic growth that impact the whole community.

 

Why Finance?

The BBA in Finance degree at UIW introduces students to the science of fund management in its three different areas: business, personal and public. This program offers professional and in-depth knowledge of key financial concepts, such as risk and return, time value of money, capital budgeting, asset valuation and personal financial planning.

Students choose the finance concentration in the BBA major because it prepares them to enter their communities with the skills to be successful in management positions, not only in the banking and financial service industry, but also in business firms or government organizations.

Finance Curriculum

The BBA in Finance is a 120-hour program and offers two paths of specialization – Banking and Financial Planning, each of which prepare students for careers in the most significant areas in finance.

Download a finance degree checklist to review the course requirements for each career path.

The Banking career path allows students to improve their conceptual and practical knowledge on financial institutions. Students will take courses such as International Banking and Finance, Financial Management and Management of Financial Institutions.

The Financial Planning career path prepares students in areas of personal finance, such as risk management, insurance, estate planning, investment planning and retirement, among others. The Financial Planning career path is recognized by the CFP ® Board as a registered program.

 

Student Managed Fund

The UIW Student Managed Fund provides students an opportunity to put into practice the financial management skills learned in the classroom before they graduate. Students managers develop an investment philosophy and procedures to select, allocate, monitor and evaluate a real portfolio.

The student managers who operate the fund are enrolled in an upper-level course under the direction of a faculty adviser. Selection to the program is highly competitive as students must meet several criteria to apply.

Learn more about the Student Managed Fund.

 

Careers in Finance

Professionals with a BBA in Finance from the HEBSBA have a wide variety of career paths from which to choose. Using the skills and education learned from the HEBSBA, students graduate ready to pursue careers that help people and organizations plan, manage and grow their credit, wealth, portfolios and financial stability.


Finance News

The latest from our students and faculty

collage of 2021 honors students

Business students recognized in 2021 Honors Convocation

April 13, 2021

The H-E-B School of Business is proud to recognize the students who have excelled in their disciplines throughout the last academic year.

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spring 2021 student fund managers

Student fund managers discuss investment strategy, goals for spring

March 17, 2021

The Cardinals who operate the UIW Student Managed Fund are hard at work developing their investment strategy and working on other projects.

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Tim Griesdorn teaches finance class

Beyond the Numbers: Finance course tackles life’s big questions

September 29, 2020

A finance course is going beyond the numbers and seeking to answer some of life’s deeper questions. Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose?

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Admissions Criteria

Find out more about requirements, standards and processes to begin your journey as a student in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Accreditation

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. 

Learn more about accreditation.