Finance – B.B.A.

Finance Degree at UIW

IMG_6960At a private university nestled in the heart of the 2nd largest city Texas, San Antonio, the School of Business and Administration offers a unique atmosphere where regional charm meets a cosmopolitan culture. Students can expect a practical education that emphasizes a global reach with respect to international and cultural understanding. The HEBSBA offers high-quality undergraduate programs steeped in the UIW traditions of faith, service, innovation, truth, and education.

The BBA program in Banking and Finance at UIW is designed to provide our community with students who have the required skills to be successful in management positions not only in the banking and financial service industry, but also in business firms or governmental organizations. In addition, this program looks to develop global and social leaders who can direct their companies and institutions to new paths of financial and economic growth that spill out wealth to the whole community.

The Banking and Finance concentration introduces students to the science of fund management in its three different areas: business, personal and public. This degree gives to its students a professional and deep knowledge of financial key concepts such as time value of money, capital budgeting, asset valuation, personal financial planning, and risk and return.

Currently, this program offers two different career paths: (1) Banking and (2) Financial Planning. The Banking career path allows our students to improve their conceptual and practical knowledge on financial institutions, while the Financial Planning career path prepares students in areas of Personal Finance such as risk management and insurance, estate planning, investment planning, retirement, among others. This career path in Financial Planning is recognized by the CFP ® Board as a registered program.

Enhancing the Academic Experience

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The banking and finance program encourages our students to take advantage of the many on-campus student organizations and study abroad opportunities offered through the School of business. Joining an on-campus organization like the Business Club, allows business students to meet one another, seek leadership positions, and network with experienced business faculty and community leaders.

DMDParticipation in the Business Club and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society is strongly encouraged. Through these organizations, students ply their skills while working on organization sponsored projects and events that are designed for the purpose of helping those less fortunate in the local community.

Networking with the local business community is possible through these student organizations, by attending the Mexican American Business Institute (MABI), the Free Trade Alliance, World Affairs Council, and Chamber of Commerce events, key supporters of the HEBSBA Business Plan Competition. With over 90 sister schools, UIW provides students an eclectic array of options for doing study abroad. Students have had enriching study abroad experiences in a number of exciting countries including, China, Korea, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, the U.K., Korea, and Greece. View all study abroad opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Banking and Finance program at UIW demonstrate:

  1. Awareness of domestic and global social issues.
  2. Technology knowledge to support analysis and decision making.
  3. Critical thinking and communication.
  4. Dominance of fundamental disciplines of Banking and Finance.

These values and skills are developed by integrating concepts and practical activities developed during the program.

Some examples are mentioned below:

Awareness of Domestic and Global Social Issues Technology to Support Analysis and Decision Making Critical Thinking and Communication Fundamental Disciplines of Business
Financial Risk Management Case Study Analysis Time Value of Money analysis Coporate Financiale Management
Capital Structure Optimization Investment simulators Financial Statement analysis Banking Management
Financial Assets Valuation Financial calculators Investment Management
Financial Institutions Internships Excel spreadsheets Financial Markets and Institutions
Curriculum

To fulfill requirements for award of a BBA degree a student must complete 45 semester hours of core courses:

Banking 4 year degree plan

Financial Planning 4 year degree plan

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
MIS 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
MIS 2325 Personal Productivity Applications
BMGT 3370 Business Statistics
BMGT 3371 Management Science
BINT 3331 International Business Management
BLAW 3317 Business Law
BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
BMGT 3340 Management Theory & Practice
BFIN 3321 Principles of Financial Management
BMGT 4380 Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making I
BMGT 4381 Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making II
Banking & Finance Concentrations

To fulfill the requirements for award of the B.B.A. Finance concentration, the student must complete:

A. 12 semester hours of required courses:

Department Course Number Course Name
BFIN 3310 Principles of Financial Planning
BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Management
BFIN 3324 Investment Planning
BFIN 3325 Money & Capital Markets

B. 12 semester hours in a career path, either Financial Planning or Banking.

Financial Planning Career Path:

These courses along with BFIN 3310 and BFIN 3324 have been certified by the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP®). The courses meet the criteria for educating individuals who are interested in fulfilling the education requirements for obtaining the CFP® certification.

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 3315 Federal Income Tax
BFIN 3326 Risk Management & Insurance
BFIN 4310 Estate Planning
BFIN 4315 Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits
BFIN 4381 Financial Planning Capstone*

*Financial Planning Capstone course replaces BMGT 4381 for Financial Planning students only.

Banking Career Path:
Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
BFIN 3355 International Banking & Finance
BFIN 3319 Internship in Banking
BFIN 4304 Management & Financial Institutions
Minor in Finance

To fulfill the requirements for a Minor in Finance, the student must complete 15 semester hours of required courses:

Department Course Number Course Name
BFIN 3321 Principles of Financial Management*
BFIN 3310 Principles of Financial Planning
BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Management
BFIN 3324 Investments Planning
BFIN 3325 Money & Capital Markets

*Prerequisites for this course: ACCT 2311, ECON 2301 and ECON 2302

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Forrest
Banking and Finance Discipline Coordinator
4301 Broadway, CPO 17
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 930-8016acbsplogo_000
mforrest@uiwtx.edu

or

Dr. Alicia Rodriguez de Rubio
Financial Planning-CFP Registered Program Director
(210) 930-8767
alrodri4@uiwtx.edu

Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site: www.sacscoc.org.