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Finance

Do you want to maximize wealth for a company or personal investor? Then finance is the major for you.

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A finance career focuses on adding value utilizing proper consideration of the risk-return relationship, integrating financial skills with concepts from economics and accounting to make wealth-enhancing decisions. Investment specialists evaluate and select securities, manage investment portfolios and raise capital to finance business, government and private needs. Financial officers manage investments, oversee forecasting and budgeting, raise and allocate funds, perform cost analysis and formulate financial and credit operating policies.

We offer finance as a BBA and a minor. For graduate studies, students pursuing a full-time MBA can add corporate finance or investments as a concentration.

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Sample Courses


  • Investments
  • Money and Banking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Modeling
  • International Finance
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Special Admission Requirements


  • Attend the Neeley School’s First-Year Symposium
  • Pass Microsoft certification
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Complete 24 credit hours at end of your first year

Our Faculty


Our professors are foremost experts on capital markets and financial instruments. They’ll engage you in meaningful dialogue, critical thinking and ethical decision making. Our students consistently rank them highly for mentorship, academic experience and teaching quality. Their financial research and insights are featured in prestigious publications and media outlets.

What Sets Us Apart


Educational Investment Fund - Work with fellow undergrads and MBAs to manage a $1M portfolio of stocks and bonds. That’s right: Students make every decision. You’ll execute trades, make proposals and learn diversification. In short, you’ll experience the real risks and rewards that professionals face every day.

LKCM Center for Financial Studies Enhance your degree with influential partnerships, networking, internships and opportunities. Rub elbows with the best investment minds in the country at TCU’s annual Investment Strategies Conference.

Transaction and Investment Professionals Board – Prominent TCU alumni work with you to get you in front of the right people. They’ll edit your résumé, help you with interview skills and introduce you to top firms across the country.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) – TCU provides CFA exam prep so you can obtain the ultimate credential in the financial world.

TCU Financial Management Association – Hear from speakers from the best companies in the Metroplex, get tutoring for finance classes, enjoy networking opportunities and more.

Career Prospects


Finance is one of the highest paying college majors. Financial analysts make nearly $85,000 per year (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). Employment is projected to grow 11 percent over the next 10 years. Brokerage firms, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, real estate companies and numerous other companies employ finance graduates in a variety of roles.