The Finance Program at UIW prepares its graduates to enter their communities with the skills needed to be successful in management positions not only in the banking and financial service industry, but also in business firms or governmental organizations.
This program develops 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 finance program introduces students to the science of fund management in its three different areas: business, personal and public. This degree gives students a professional and deep knowledge of financial key concepts such as risk and return, time value of money, capital budgeting, asset valuation and personal financial planning.
Professionals with a BBA in Finance have a wide variety of career paths from which to choose. Here are just a few:
Below are small descriptions of daily work activities included in some of the careers listed above:
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance is a 120-hour program and offers two career paths for students to choose – Banking and Financial Planning.
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 and 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.
The UIW Student Managed Fund provides students an opportunity to put into practice the financial management skills they have learned in the classroom before they even graduate. Students managers develop an investment philosophy and procedures to select, allocate, monitor and evaluate a 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.
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. Read more about accreditation.