Overview and Degree Plan

The Finance concentration provides students with an understanding of the importance of money management in business and the impact of financial decisions. The concentration’s coursework is designed to encourage students to think critically, analytically, creatively and globally. Also, the concentration’s coursework covers the most essential and diverse topics of Finance, such as, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning and Investments, among others.

In 2011, San Antonio's financial sector employed more than 65,400 people, and despite the harsh economic climate it reported revenue increases, positioning it as one of the city's most stable, promising and significant business sectors. The Financial Services industry in San Antonio includes the following sectors: banking and credit; investment activities; insurance; funds, trusts and other financial vehicles; accounting and bookkeeping (San Antonio Economic Development Foundation).

  • Degree Plan

    To fulfill the requirements for the MBA degree program and Finance concentration, the student must complete the following 30 hours of graduate coursework:

    A. Core Courses (21 semester hours)

    • BMGT 6301 MBA Cornerstone
    • ACCT 6311 Managerial Accounting
    • BMGT 6311 Managing People and Orgs
    • BMKT 6311 Marketing Management
    • ECON 6311 Managerial Economics
    • BFIN 6320 Financial Management
    • BFIN 6340 Econometrics for Finance

    B. Finance Electives (6 semester hours, choose 2 courses)

    • BFIN 6321 International Finance
    • BFIN 6330 Financial Cases and Problems
    • BFIN 6385 Investment Seminar
    • BFIN 6325 Personal Financial Planning Seminar

    C. Capstone (3 semester hours)

    • BMGT 63CS Capstone: Cases in MGMT Problems

    Read the Course Descriptions.