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BBA Finance Concentration

All concentration information effective for students admitted Fall 2011 or thereafter. Revised March 2014.

Profession Overview

Managers need finance to find funding sources for their firms, to identify and manage risk, and to decide whether to make capital expenditures or produce new products. Individuals use the principles of finance to set long term financial goals and to make personal investment decisions. Areas of study in the field of finance include financial management, banking, planning, investments, insurance, money flow, real estate and financial services.

Concentration Overview

The Financial Management Concentration requires completion of 128 credit hours including the following course work:

Pre-Admission course work55 credit hours
Anderson Core31 credit hours
**Financial Management course work15 credit hours
***Upper Division Humanities3 credit hours
Additional Free Electives~ 24 credit hours
Total128 credit hours

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Admission Process

Students must be admitted to Anderson in order to take upper division MGMT courses. Admission applications are submitted online at


Internships are highly recommended. An internship will help you become a viable, experienced job applicant and significantly impact your chances of landing a professional career at graduation. Complete your internship during the fall, spring, or summer semester and earn 3 academic free elective credits. Learn more at

BBA Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring and Summer graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

Masters Programs Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

Finance Faculty Advisor

Hsuan-Chi Chen
  • Hsuan-Chi Chen
  • Professor
  • Email:
  • Phone: (505) 277-4702
  • Office: MCM 3084
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  • Bio: Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Florida in 1999 and joined the faculty at UNM in 2007. Professor Chen has published in a number of Finance and management journals, such as Journal of Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, among other publications.
    Professor Chen is in the editorial board of Asia Pacific Management Review and Journal of Financial Studies. Professor Chen is also an "Ad Hoc Referee" for a number of journals such as Applied Economics, China Economic Review European, Journal of Finance, among other finance journals.
    He teaches a number of finance courses, including International Financial Management, Equity and Capital Markets, Derivatives, and Seminar in Futures and Options.

Gautam Vora
  • Gautam Vora
  • Professor
  • Email:
  • Phone: (505) 277-0669
  • Office: ASM 2110
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  • Bio: Dr. Vora received his Ph.D. in Finance from Indiana University in 1982 and joined the faculty at UNM in 1989. Professor Vora has published in a number of Finance, Economics and Management journals, such Journal of Journal of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Business Research, Yale Journal on Regulation, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Derivatives, Creative Industries Journal and Modern Economy, among other publications.
    He teaches a number of finance courses, including Applications in Business Finance and Advanced Problems in Finance.

Suggested Schedule

Junior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 300: Operations Management3
MGMT 303: Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 306: Org Behavior & Diversity3
MGMT 326: Financial Management3
MGMT 398: Career Management Skills1
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours16
Junior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 310: Legal Issues for Managers3
MGMT 322: Marketing Management3
*MGMT 426: Advanced Prob. in Fin Mgmt.3
*MGMT 471: Investment Analysis & Mgmt.3
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours18

Summer/Fall/Spring: Optional Internship

See Career Services for possible credit options.

Senior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 308: Eth, Pol & Soc. Environ.3
MGMT 328: International Management3
MGMT 450: Computer Based Info Sys.3
**Financial Management Electives6
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours18
Senior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 498: Strategic Management3
** Financial Management Elective3
*** Upper Division Humanities3
Free Electives9
Total Credit Hours18

* Financial Management required course

** Financial Management required electives. Choose 3 courses from the following list:

  • MGMT 470: Financial Markets and Institutions
  • MGMT 472: Securities Analysis
  • MGMT 473: Commercial Banking
  • MGMT 474: International Financial Mgmt.
  • MGMT 476: Derivatives (Futures and Options)
  • MGMT 479: Applied Investment Management
  • MGMT 496: Seminar in Entrepreneurial Financing
  • MGMT 490: Fixed Income Securities

***Upper Division Humanities: One 3 credit hour course, 300-level or above from American Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies

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