BBA Finance Career Information


A Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the C.T. Bauer College of Business provides students with an understanding of how financial decisions of corporations, individuals, and nonprofit organizations are made. Finance studies focus on analysis and management of risks, costs, and corporate financial management. Graduates are also well prepared for investment analysis, operation of institutions, analysis of derivative securities, risk and insurance, real estate finance, and international security markets.

Tracks and Certifications 

Global Energy Management (GEM) 

Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) 

Commercial Banking Certificate 

Real Estate Certificate

Personal Financial Planning

Skills and Interests 

Quantitative skills are extremely important. Take additional courses in math, statistics, and accounting.

Many positions in finance require the ability to analyze and interpret data.

Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills and an eye for detail.

Read The Wall Street Journal and other financial news sources to stay up-to-date with current events and learn the trends of the industry.

Student Organizations 

Finance Association

Investment Banking Scholars Club 

Undergraduate Real Estate Scholars 

Helpful Links and Resources for Finance Majors

Careers in Finance 


Sample Employment Areas


Credit Analysis Commercial Lending
Trust Management Mortgage Loans
Capital Services Mergers & Acquisitions
Originations/Packaging Branch Management
Operations Cash Management
Credit Scoring Risk Management
Private Banking Commercial Banks
Credit Unions Savings & Loan Associations
Savings Banks Mortgage Banks

Risk Management & Insurance 

Claims Analysis Underwriting
Risk Management Sales
Actuarial Science Loss Control
Life Insurance Property & Casualty Firms
Commercial Banks Savings Banks

Real Estate

Residential Brokerage Commercial Sales
Appraisals Property Management
Portfolio Management Appraisal Firms
Commercial Banks Apartment & Condominium

Corporate and Public Finance

Financial Analysis Cash Management
Credit Management Budget Analysis
Investment Management Investor Relations
Financial Reporting Payroll
Benefits Real Estate
Quantitative Analysis

Personal Financial Planning 

Sales Operations
Customer Service Portfolio Management
Brokerage Firms Trust Companies
Financial Partnerships Multi-line Insurance Firms
Sole Practitioners

Sample of Companies Recruiting Bauer Finance Graduates 


Amegy Bank

BBVA Compass

Edward Jones

Ernst & Young


Fidelity Investments

Goldman Sachs



Hewlett Packard Enterprises



Merrill Lynch

Northwestern Mutual Mass Mutual

Phillips 66

Prudential Financial




Wells Fargo