Finance is an appropriate major for students who desire careers in corporate or personal financial planning or management. The 24-credit-hour major can be supplemented by the selection of electives to provide exposure to portfolio management, entrepreneurial finance, international finance, or real estate.
The purpose of the Finance Program at Dallas Baptist University is to provide a Christ-centered, high-quality education in finance-related topics by focusing on faith integration, excellence in classroom instruction, and competence-building activities to enhance student learning.
CREDIT HOURS (BBA)
Developing A Christian Min
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts
Foundations for Excellence
FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence
is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.).
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
KNES 1101 and one additional KNES course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis
MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
POLS 2301 - American National Government
an additional three credit hours may be selected from Psychology or Sociology.
COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
FINA 3301 - Corporate Financial Management
MANA 3301 - Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 3305 - Managerial Statistics
MANA 3306 - Management Communication
MANA 3308 - Business and Public Law
MANA 4301 - Operations and Quality Management
MANA 4320 - Strategy and Problems in Management
MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing
STIM 3301 - Information Systems for Management
ACCT 3301* - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
FINA 3302 - Securities Analysis
FINA 3304 - Money and Financial Institutions
FINA 3307 - Personal Financial Planning (S-L)
Choose four from:
FINA 3305 - Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
FINA 3308 - Real Estate Finance and Investments
FINA 4301 - Portfolio Management
FINA 4302 - Advanced Topics in Corporate Financial Management
FINA 4308 - International Finance
FINA 4320 - Entrepreneurial Finance
*Requisite: Prior to taking ACCT 3301, 3304, or 3323, students must complete MATH 1307 or the mathematics requirement for their degree plan.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 36 upper-level credit hours.
At least 12 credit hours in the major program must be completed at Dallas Baptist University, including nine upper-level course hours.
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.
Students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT) as part of MANA 4320 Strategy and Problems in Management. Students will prepare for the exam through completion of the coursework of MANA 4320.
MINOR IN FINANCE
See information about the Finance minor here.
ACCELERATED DEGREES AVAILABLE
DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.
BBA in Finance/STEM MBA in Finance
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.