Finance Undergraduate Programs - Collins College of Business

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.