UIW BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration

BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration | Finance

Finance Degree at UIW

Finance Lab

The BBA program in Finance at UIW is designed to provide our community with students who have the required skills to be successful in management positions not only in the banking and financial service industry, but also in business firms or governmental organizations. In addition, this program looks to develop global and social leaders who can direct their companies and institutions to new paths of financial and economic growth that spill out wealth to the whole community.

The Finance concentration introduces students to the science of fund management in its three different areas: business, personal and public. This degree gives students a professional and deep knowledge of financial key concepts such as time value of money, capital budgeting, asset valuation, personal financial planning, and risk and return.

Currently, this program offers two different career paths: (1) Banking and (2) Financial Planning. The Banking career path allows our students to improve their conceptual and practical knowledge on financial institutions, while the Financial Planning career path prepares students in areas of Personal Finance such as risk management and insurance, estate planning, investment planning, retirement, among others. This career path in Financial Planning is recognized by the CFP ® Board as a registered program.  

Curriculum – Finance Concentration

To fulfill requirements for award of a BBA in Finance, a student must complete each of the following:

A. 45 semester hours of Core Business Classes. Click here to view core business classes.

B. 6 semester hours of required Finance courses:

Department Course Number Course Name
BFIN 3310 Personal Financial Planning
BFIN 3324 Investment Planning

3 semester hours of the following courses:

BFIN 3319 Internship in Finance
BFIN 3325 Money and Capital Markets
BFIN 4325 Student Managed Fund


D. 12 semester hours in a career path, either Financial Planning or Banking.

Financial Planning Career Path:

Click here for the Financial Planning 4-Year Degree Plan

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 3315 Federal Income Tax I
BFIN 3326 Risk Management & Insurance
BFIN 4310 Estate Planning
BFIN 4315 Retirement Planning & Benefits
BFIN 4381 Financial Planning Capstone *

* Financial Planning Capstone course replaces BMGT 4381 for Financial Planning students only.

These courses along with BFIN 3310 and BFIN 3324 have been certified by the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP®). The courses meet the criteria for educating individuals who are interested in fulfilling the education requirements for obtaining the CFP® certification.

Banking Career Path:

Click here for the Banking 4-Year Degree Plan

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
BFIN 3355 International Banking & Finance
BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Management
BFIN 4304 Management & Financial Institutions


Minor in Finance

To fulfill the requirements for a Minor in Finance, the student must complete 15 hours of required courses:

Department Course Number Course Name
BFIN 3321 Principles of Financial Management
BFIN 3310 Principles of Financial Planning
BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Management
BFIN 3324 Investments Planning
BFIN 3325 Money & Capital Markets

NOTE: Two of the above courses have prerequisites which must be met. The prerequisites are ACCT 2311, ECON 2301 and ECON 2302.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Banking and Finance program at UIW demonstrate:

  1. Awareness of domestic and global social issues.
  2. Technology knowledge to support analysis and decision making.
  3. Critical thinking and communication.
  4. Dominance of fundamental disciplines of Banking and Finance.

These values and skills are developed by integrating concepts and practical activities developed during the program. Some examples are mentioned below:

Financial Risk Management Case Study Analysis Time Value of Money analysis Corporate Financial Management
Capital Structure Optimization Investment simulators Financial Statement analysis Banking Management
Financial Assets Valuation Financial calculators   Investment Management
Financial Institutions Internships Excel spreadsheets   Financial Markets and Institutions


HEBSBA Maintains CFP Board Registered Status in Financial Planning – Building upon previous years, the HEBSBA’s Finance program was applauded for making strides in the utilization of applicable learner-centered objectives in course syllabi, the establishment of a program advisory board and the implementation of new strategies for developing a student chapter of Financial Planning Association (FPA).

UIW Outpaces Virginia Tech, Mizzou in National Quiz Bowl – UIW defeats teams from Mizzou, Georgia, Virginia Tech, and William Patterson to advance to the final round of the National Retirement Knowledge Quiz Bowl. Read the full story here.

Quiz Bowl ParticipantsHEBSBA Opens Doors to Financial Resource Center – HEBSBA announces opening of new state of the art finance lab. The finance lab brings world markets to life with an 87 inch video wall, 26 foot stock ticker, and a student-managed portfolio toping $100,000. Read the full story here.


Enhancing the Academic Experience

Outside the classroom, students have a range of activities to engage in that will supplement their in-class learning, provide them the chance to hone their marketing, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, and promote personal growth and development. Participation in the UIW chapter of the American Marketing Association, Business Club, and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society is strongly encouraged.

Through these organizations, students ply their marketing skills while working on organization sponsored projects and events that are designed for the purpose of helping those less fortunate in the local community. Networking with the local business community is possible through these student organizations, by attending the Mexican American Business Institute (MABI), the Free Trade Alliance, World Affairs Council, and Chamber of Commerce events, key supporters of the HEBSBA Business Plan Competition. With over 90 sister schools, UIW provides students an eclectic array of options for doing study abroad. Students have had enriching study abroad experiences in a number of exciting countries including, China, Korea, France, Germany, the Czech Republic,the U.K., Korea, and Greece. View study abroad opportunities.


Careers that matter

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jose Moreno
Coordinator | Finance Program
(210) 930-8011


Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site: