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 bank management, insurance, or real estate.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

COURSES

CREDIT HOURS (BBA)

Developing A Christian Min

DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

Economics 

6

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts 

FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

Foundations for Excellence 

1

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.).

History

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

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.

Mathematics

6

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

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

4

Religion

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and

three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and

an additional three credit hours may be selected from Psychology or Sociology.

Speech

3

COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

58

Business Core

33

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

Finance Major

24

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

*Prerequisite:  Prior to taking ACCT 3301, 3304, or 3323, students must complete MATH 1307 or the mathematics requirement for their degree plan.

Electives

Upper-Level
Lower or Upper-Level

0
5

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit 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/MBA in Finance

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.