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UNT Dallas Finance Undergraduate Degree Program

The finance bachelor’s degree program at UNT Dallas prepares you in the core areas of business finance, including corporate responsibility, financing, research and analysis. This affordable finance degree program has an expert faculty that focuses on their academic and professional experience as well as financial databases to give finance majors a connection to the business world.

For more information:

Dr. Ajamu Loving, 972-780-3668

What is a UNT Dallas degree in finance?

The field of finance is based on mathematics, accounting, government regulations and ethics to guide sound financial decision making. The UNT Dallas finance major prepares you in areas such as budgeting, forecasting, investing, valuation, and obtaining funds for business operations. Students benefit from an emphasis on hands-on learning through class projects and case studies. Many of the finance courses also are available online.

How likely am I to get a job after graduation with a degree in Finance from UNT Dallas?

The Occupations Outlook Handbook states jobs in this area are growing faster than average nationally. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, financial managers are listed among the top 25 highest paid occupations (Dallas Business Journal/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Dallas and the entire North Texas region is home to dozens of investment firms, banks, insurers and corporate headquarters, making this an ideal place to be a finance major.

What are the career options with a UNT Dallas finance degree?

  • Financial consultant
  • Financial manager
  • Commercial banker
  • Investment banker
  • Money manager
  • Financial planner/advisor
  • Insurance professional
  • Real estate professional
  • Budget analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Credit manager/analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Investor relations officer
  • Loan officer
  • Trust officer

Success Strategies

  • Develop strong computer skills, including spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.
  • Earn an MBA to reach the highest levels of corporate finance.
  • Develop a solid background in business including marketing and accounting.
  • Get experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in a financial service firm.
  • Most positions require an advanced degree in economics, finance or business and many years of financial experience.
  • Research how one obtains the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
  • Take more than the required amount of accounting classes to supplement finance curriculum. Maintain a strong G.P.A.
  • Quantitative skills are extremely important. Take additional courses in math, statistics, and accounting.
  • Read the Wall Street Journal and other financial news magazines to stay abreast of current events and to learn more about the industry.
  • Join student professional associations in the field of finance.
  • Several professional designations and licenses, e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst or Certified Financial Planner, are available to finance professionals working in a particular area. Earning these designations may help one obtain advanced positions.