Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration

Available: On Campus

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance from Sam Houston State University is intended to prepare you to enter a career field in the financial services sector. You will learn to analyze financial documents, evaluate investment opportunities, and assess the risk of financial decisions. The major in finance is ideally suited for students who are strong analytical thinkers and problem solvers who like to crunch numbers.

The career opportunities for finance majors are broad. Corporate banking includes services such as leasing, commercial lending, credit analysis, risk management, and credit trade. Corporate finance involves finding the money to run a business, helping it to grow through acquisitions, and managing any cash on hand. Financial planners have a good understanding of investments, taxes, and estate planning issues in order to help individuals plan their financial futures. Money managers use sophisticated quantitative techniques and simple intuition to hold stocks and bonds for institutional clients. Many finance grads also work in the areas of real estate and insurance.


The Department of Finance and Banking has historically been very successful in offering internships in the financial institutions area. Internships for students interested in other business environments are also becoming increasingly available.


To earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), students must achieve a 2.0 SHSU and cumulative GPA. Students must take at least 50% of the business curriculum for the BBA degree in residence and are required to earn a minimum grade of “C” in all finance courses. This program does not require a minor; you may elect to declare a minor, but the additional courses will add to the length of the program.

Careers in Finance

  • Commercial banker
  • Financial planner
  • Money manager
  • Stock market broker
  • Real estate broker

Or continue your education with a graduate degree.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Length 120 Credit Hours
Required Courses

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Enrollment Fall and Spring
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 15