Finance Bachelor's Degree Overview
Finance is the management of money, banking, investments and credit. Finance majors gain an understanding of how to acquire, manage and invest corporate funds. They also study financial institutions, financial markets, security analysis and investments.
UT's finance program offers specific study options in corporate finance, investment management, financial institutions and financial services. There is a strong, active chapter of the Student Financial Management Association at UT.
Students can gain real-world experience through numerous internship opportunities that often lead to full-time positions. This lets students work with accomplished professionals in the finance field while earning college credit and money. In classes, finance students will meet and learn from successful practitioners in the business community and establish professional relationships with them.
College of Business and Innovation Highlights
- High-touch, high-tech environment - Students study and practice with the tools, software and situations they'll encounter in the business world thru fully equipped learning labs.
- Internships - More than 85 percent of students do an internship. Through our connections and placement support, we help students secure a position in town or across the country.
- High placement rate - About 80 percent of our students find jobs after graduation; this has remained consistent, even with the economic downturn.
- New facilities - Our new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement opened in 2009 and our Stranahan Hall was completely renovated in 2011. Our students learn in some of the newest and most innovative spaces on campus.
- Our sales program is ranked top in the country - Bottom line: if you want to get into sales, the UT College of Business and Innovation is where you should go to get your degree.
- We offer many major-minor combinations - We offer bachelor's degrees in 13 different areas of business, with a major and minor in each for students to mix and match.
Rapid changes are taking place in local and international financial markets and institutions, creating a need for professional providers of financial services. Upon graduation, your career can take many paths, but most finance majors find jobs in the finance departments of firms; with banks, mutual funds, and other kinds of financial institutions; or in government or some kind of charitable organization.
Finance Bachelor's Degree Curriculum