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Finance Concentration

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. Areas of study in the field of finance include financial management, banking, planning, investments, insurance, money flow, real estate and financial services.

Careers in Finance

For an overview of careers in finance, including average yearly salaries and sample occupations, please review the Careers in Finance handout. For additional questions and career guidance, please consult Anderson Career Services.

Finance Concentration Checklist

Download the checklist for BBA students that is appropriate for you based on your start semester. Please use this worksheet as a guide to satisfy your graduation requirements. Check off the courses as you complete them to keep track of your progress.

Questions regarding concentration requirements should be addressed with your BBA advisor or with the Finance Faculty Concentration Advisor.

Finance Area Policy For Granting Transfer Credit

(Effective July 1, 2003)
MGMT 326. Conditional Waiver Letter grade of "C-" or better in a basic finance management course within the last 5 years from a college of business with either AACSB accreditation or an existing exchange agreement with the Anderson School of Management. The conditional waiver permits the student to substitute any other Anderson 400 level finance course for MGMT 326.

400 Level Finance Courses Letter grade of "C-" or better in an equivalent course from a finance department or area in an AACSB-accredited college of business or management within the last 5 years. The student may transfer 6 hours of approved upper-division credit toward an Anderson finance concentration with pre-approval by the Finance faculty advisor. Transfer of an upper-division finance course satisfies the conditional aspect of the MGMT 326 waiver.

Upper Division Humanities

One 3-hour course, 300-level or above from: American Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies.


Finance Faculty Concentration Advisor

Hsuan-Chi Chen
  • Hsuan-Chi Chen
  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (505) 277-4702
  • Office: Hokona 362
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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
  • Phone: (505) 277-0669
  • Office: ASM 2102
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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.


Department Contact Information

The Finance Concentration falls within the Finance, International, Technology & Entrepreneurship (FITE) Department. For more information about this department, including contact information for the department chair, please visit the FITE Department Website.