School and Ranking Information
Most of the postsecondary institutions in or around Dallas that provide business finance programs are private nonprofit or for-profit schools. Based on ranking, student population and number of degrees in business finance awarded, the following university is considered a top school in the Dallas area for programs in this field of study:
- Winner: The University of Texas is the largest school in terms of student enrollment and the only public university within a 20-mile radius of Dallas that provides studies in business finance. No other institution in the area confers as many undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance as this university. Students can earn either a bachelor's or master's degree in this subject.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas at Dallas|
|Ranking||#145 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $10,864 (in state); $26,038 (out-of-state)**|
|Business Finance Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Business Finance Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||408**|
|Most Popular Business Finance Degree in 2012-2013||Master's (256 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||63%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate programs in the School of Management ranked among the top 100 in the nation by Business Week and U.S. News and World Report***; School of Management the largest of seven schools at the University of Texas at Dallas***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Dallas
- Internship opportunities available
- Finance studies prepare students to take Chartered Financial Analyst exams
- Fast-track Bachelor of Science/Master of Science and Bachelor of Science/MBA programs available
- Faculty has published in leading journals, including Journal of Finance and Journal of Financial Economics
The University of Texas at Dallas is composed of seven schools and is home to more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. More than 70 fields of study and nearly 150 degree options are offered in schools and colleges such as the School of Arts and Humanities, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The latter offers a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Finance, as well as a finance concentration in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
The Bachelor of Science in Finance program requires 120 credit hours, of which 42 credit hours are general education requirements, 48 credit hours are major requirements and the remaining 30 are elective courses. All finance majors must complete coursework in foundational subjects like financial accounting and economics, as well as courses in marketing, international business, information systems, business finance and communication.
Students entering the Master of Science in Finance program may choose from concentrations in investment management, financial analyst, financial risk management, management of financial institutions, real estate or energy risk management, each of which has set curricula. All finance students are required to complete core courses in accounting, economics, quantitative finance and financial management, which accounts for 12 credit hours. The concentration curriculum accounts for 24 credit hours of study.
In the MBA program, students will take core courses in financial accounting and financial management. Concentration courses provide study in business finance solutions, financial strategies and investment management. Students can choose to focus their studies on corporate financial planning or financial analysis.