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Finance is the management of money and other assets in a manner that provides the optimal use of these scarce resources. The world of finance is dynamic, increasingly competitive, complex and global. Finance professionals help track daily operations within an organization, analyze the current financial position and plan for future corporate expenditures and acquisitions.

The University of Tulsa’s finance program prepares students to excel in this exciting arena. The career paths and options in finance are extensive, including corporate finance, banking and investment planning. TU’s School of Finance, Operations Management and International Business offers a finance major with three areas of study: corporate finance, investments and portfolio management.

The study of finance at TU involves perfecting students’ technical skills specific to the discipline as well as honing their management interests. The finance program is designed to educate students in all areas of business — accounting, economics, management, marketing and computer science — because the finance profession involves interaction with all these areas.

Program Objectives

Students completing the Finance, B.S.B.A. major will:

  • explain the function of capital and money markets;
  • apply valuation techniques and make objective decisions;
  • assess risk and return characteristics of investment opportunities;
  • effectively communicate financial concepts, recommendations, and decisions.
Program Options

Finance, B.S.B.A.

Focus in the areas of corporate finance, investments, financial institutions, and risk management.

Finance Minor

A natural complement to business administration majors.

Typical Four-Year Schedule

FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTERFRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER
Exposition and ArgumentationBasic Calculus
Math with ApplicationsBlock II – Historical & Social Interpretation
SpreadsheetsForeign Language
Foreign LanguageBlock III – Scientific Investigation
Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceGeneral Education Elective
Business Orientation
SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTERSOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER
MacroeconomicsMicroeconomics
Concepts in Accounting Information IConcepts in Accounting Information II
Statistics IStatistics II
Introduction to CISBusiness Skill Development
Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative ExperienceBlock II – Historical and Social Interpretation
JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTERJUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
Business FinancePrinciples of Management
Principles of MarketingOperations Management
Analysis of Financial StatementsWriting for the Professions
Block III – Scientific Investigation with LabInvestment Analysis & Portfolio Management I
General Education ElectiveFinance Elective
Advanced Spreadsheets
SENIOR – FALL SEMESTERSENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
General Education ElectiveGeneral Education Elective (upper level)
Free Elective (lower level)Free Elective (lower level)
Financial Institutions and Markets IStrategic Management
Finance ElectivePlanning and Control of Capital Expenditures
Finance ElectiveRisk Management

* Introduction to College Writing or its equivalent may be a prerequisite in some cases.