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120
Credit Hours
27
Credit Hours within the Major

Degree

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Finance and Risk Management at 马会论坛’s

Finance and Risk Management at 马会论坛鈥檚 University is a unique and innovative program that synthesizes two related fields that are in high demand: finance and risk management. Students pursuing this major develop the ability to analyze financial market data and recommend sound financing and investment options, as well as to identify, analyze and manage the risks faced by individuals and organizations. 

Finance and Risk Management majors gain hands-on knowledge through innovative classes and state-of-the-art information technologies.

Students can manage a real $3.7 million investment portfolio, work in a simulated trading room and utilize the numerous Bloomberg terminals on campus.

  • Degree Plan

    Students can pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Risk Management. In addition to their major courses, students in the Greehey School of Business take courses from the 马会论坛鈥檚 Core Curriculum and the Greehey School of Business Core.

    The program requires a minimum of 27 credit hours within the major.

  • Highlighted Courses

    Highlighted courses include:

    • Blockchain and FinTech
    • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Risk Management
    • Financial Modeling
    • International Finance

$3.7M
Investment portfolio managed by Finance and Risk Management students
10
Bloomberg computer terminals on campus
$106,055
Median annual earnings of Financial Risk Specialists


What can I do with a degree in Finance and Risk Management?

Career Opportunities

Students in Finance and Risk Management receive excellent career preparation. Throughout the program, students have opportunities to attend professional conferences both locally and nationally (at no cost to the students), interact with alumni and other professionals in both formal and informal settings, assume leadership roles in relevant student organizations, and participate in academic competitions.

Our recent graduates have found success in the following roles:

  • Financial analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Budget analyst
  • Personal financial planner and advisor
  • Risk analyst
  • Risk manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Insurance broker
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Securities analyst
  • Compliance analyst
  • Wealth manager
  • Portfolio manager
  • Investment banker

Internships and Employers

The program actively assists students in connecting with employers and obtaining internships and jobs. Students in Finance and Risk Management have obtained internships and jobs with organizations such as:

  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • EY
  • Frost Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Marsh
  • Microsoft
  • NuStar Energy
  • The Hartford
  • Travelers
  • USAA
  • Zurich
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The major is really unique because it鈥檚 almost like a double major. It gives you an understanding of risk management principles to work in the finance industry, but it鈥檚 also useful in risk management and insurance to have a financial toolset.鈥

Zane Smith (B.B.A. ’23)


Outside the Classroom

Student Clubs and Organizations

The Greehey School of Business offers a number of clubs and organizations for students pursuing business majors, Gamma Iota Sigma, a professional, academic fraternity for students interested in careers in insurance, risk management and actuary science.

Professional Development

Aside from course work, the Finance and Risk Management program prides itself on producing graduates who exhibit professionalism and are prepared to succeed. Throughout the program, students have opportunities to attend professional conferences both locally and nationally (at no cost to the students), interact with alumni and other professionals in both formal and informal settings, assume leadership roles in relevant student organizations, and participate in academic competitions. 

Student-Managed Portfolio

One example of the innovative and hands-on approach of the Finance and Risk Management program is the student-managed investment portfolio. Finance and Risk Management majors have the opportunity to manage a multimillion-dollar investment portfolio. Management of the fund takes place in a simulated trading room in the Albert B. Alkek Business Building. Numerous Bloomberg computer terminals are available across campus for student certification and research. 

Career Fairs

Each fall, the Greehey School of Business hosts the Risk Management and Insurance Career Fair, where students can develop their professional network and connect with potential employers and internships.

Each spring, the Risk and Insurance Summit for Student Engagement (RIS2E) brings together students and industry leaders to network and discuss the latest topics and trends in the risk and insurance industry.


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