UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Upon successful completion of the BS in Finance degree program, graduates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in both practical and theoretical financial decision-making by developing the financial knowledge and analytical skills necessary to make sound decisions given the resources available. Students will develop the following marketable skills:

  • Gain both the practical and theoretical skills required to manage the finances of an enterprise.
  • Understand the basics of financial accounting statements and how to analyze them for financial decision-making.
  • Understand how to manage current assets and liabilities, to evaluate long-term investments and to select an optimal financial structure.
  • Understand how to apply quantitative methods and financial software to improve the quality and timeliness of financial decision-making.
  • Understand techniques and common approaches for the valuation of assets, calculations of required returns, management of portfolio risk and return and evaluation of portfolio performance.
  • Build critical thinking and analytical reasoning to solve a mix of theoretical and real-world problems.