The department offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and the Master of Science degree in Finance. These degrees prepare graduates for career positions in all areas of finance, including investment management, financial management, credit and financial services, and related areas. The department also offers a minor in personal financial planning; it is a program registered by the Board of Examiners of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. A minor in finance is available to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as an MBA minor in finance. In addition to the common body of knowledge in business, a graduate with a major in finance possesses the following competencies with domestic and international dimensions: financial analysis; financial institutions, markets; securities investments and portfolio management; short and long term financial planning. Brokerage firms, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, governmental agencies, and other financial intermediaries routinely employ finance graduates.
Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in any of the following majors must complete:
- degree requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree,
- Core Curriculum Requirements
- the College of Business course requirements (refer to those sections of this catalog).
In addition, courses in the major must be completed as shown in the program description.
Augustine C. Arize
B.S., M.B.A., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., North Texas State University.
Raymond J. Ballard
B. A., California State University; M. A., University of Southern California; Ph. D., Texas AM University.
B.A., Ph.D., Texas AM University
B.A., East Texas State University; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
B.A., M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
B.A., M.A. Tribhuvan University; M.A., Southern Methodist University; M.S., University of Texas; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University.
BA., Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, MBA., George Washington University, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Assistant Professional Track
B.B.A., and MS., Texas SM University-Commerce, Ph.D., Texas AMUniversity
Mary Francis Miller
B.S., M.S., New Mexico State University.
B.C., M.C., Osmania University; M.S., Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Arkansas.
Asli K. Ogunc
Associate Professor and Department Head
B.B.A., Marmara University; M.B.A., Western Michigan University; M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.
B.Sc., Tel-Aviv University; M.S., Ph.D., The Graduate School and University Center-The City University of New York
Steven S. Shwiff
B.A., University of Texas; M.A., St. Mary’s University; Ph.D., Texas AM University.