BBA Curriculum

Financial Analyst

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Financial analysts help businesses and individuals decide how to invest their money. Financial analysts assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments. Financial analysts study the financial statements of a company and analyze sales, costs, tax rates and other date in order to determine a company’s value by projecting its future earnings.

The course of study for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree includes four sets of academic requirements:

University Core Curriculum Requirements   42 semester hours
Business Foundation Requirements   15 semester hours
Business Core Requirements   39 semester hours
Major Option Requirements   24 semester hours
Total: 120 semester hours

Below is a suggested course of study to complete the BBA in Financial Analyst in four years. The courses suggested by the College of Business for fulfillment of the University Core Curriculum are included in this plan. To see a complete list of course options, see the UTEP Degree Plans tool at degreeplans.utep.edu.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
RWS 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I 3
MATH 1320 Mathematics for Social Sciences I 3
HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1865 3
BUSN 1301 Introduction to Global Business 3
COMM 1302 Business and Professional Communication 3
15
Second Semester Hours
RWS 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II3
MATH 2301 Mathematics for Social Sciences II3
HIST 1302 History of the United States since 18653
PHIL 2306 Ethics (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the HUMANITIES Component Area
3
ECON 2303 Principles of Economics I 3
15

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Hours
ECON 2304 Principles of Economics II 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
POLS 2310 Introduction to Politics 3
THEA 1313 Introduction to Theatre (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the VIS PREF Component Area
3
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences I AND
Principles of Earth Sciences Lab I (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the NAT SCI 1 Component Area
2
1
15
Fourth Semester Hours
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II 3
POLS 2311 American Government and Politics 3
QMB 2301 Fundamentals of Business Statistics 3
FIN 3310 Business Finance 3
GEOL 1212
GEOL 1112
Principles of Earth Sciences II AND
Principles of Earth Sciences Lab II  (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the NAT SCI 2 Component Area
2
1
15

Junior Year

Fifth Semester Hours
ACCT 3321 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUSN 3304 Global Business Environment 3
MGMT 3303 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN Upper-Level Finance Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3
15
Sixth Semester Hours
FIN 4315 Portfolio Analysis 3
CIS 3345 Management Information Systems   3
BLAW 3301 Legal Environment of Business 3
QMB 3301 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
BUSN Upper-Level Business Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3
15

Senior Year

Seventh Semester Hours
FIN 4316 Analysis of Derivatives 3
FIN 4318 Financial Analysis of the Firm and Its Valuation 3
ECON 3310 Managerial Economics 3
OSCM 3321 Production/Operations Management 3
FIN Upper-Level Finance Elective II (3300 or 4300 level) 3
15
Eighth Semester Hours
MGMT 4300 Strategic Management 3
FIN 4325 International Finance 3
FIN Upper-Level Finance Elective III (3300 or 4300 level) 3
FIN Upper-Level Finance Elective IV (3300 or 4300 level) 3
BUSN Upper-Level Business Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3
15
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