Area of Finance

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W309 Business Administration
Box 42101, Lubbock, TX 79409-2101
T 806.742.3196 | F 806.742.3197


About the Area

The Area of Finance supervises the following degree and certificate programs:


Undergraduate Program

The goal of the finance major is to prepare students for careers in banking, business finance, investment management, and real estate. To declare a finance major, students must make a B or better in ACCT 2300 and FIN 3320.

Prospective finance students are encouraged to enroll in FIN 3320 during the second semester of their sophomore year as opposed to the first semester of their junior year. This allows finance majors to spread their core finance coursework over two years. This structure enables finance students to legitimately apply for finance internships in both their sophomore and junior summers. Such opportunities will make them more competitive in the job market. Within this structure, ACCT 2300 and ECO 2302 remain as prerequisites for FIN 3320. However, ACCT 2301 and MATH 2345 will be corequisites for enrollment in FIN 3320 for students who have declared their intention of majoring in finance.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance offers a concentration in real estate.

Certificate in Finance

The undergraduate Certificate in Finance is designed to provide undergraduates a strong foundation in the essential topics of finance. This certificate allows non-finance students to expand their knowledge of finance so that they are prepared to participate in business and personal financial decisions that enhance value. Students in this certificate take the four core finance major courses plus real estate finance. The required courses for the certificate are FIN 3321, 3322, 3323, 3324, 3332 or 3334.

General requirements for the certificate are as follows:

  • Completion of the college's lower-division requirements.
  • Completion of FIN 3320 with a B or better.
  • All prerequisites must be met prior to taking each course.
  • All courses must be taken in residence.


Lower-Division Curriculum for All Majors in the Rawls College of Business
Upper-Division Curriculum for Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Upper-Division Curriculum for Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a
  Concentration in Real Estate


Course Descriptions

Finance (FIN)



Alphabetical listing of all TTU faculty and their academic credentials.


Jeffrey Mercer, Ph.D., Area Coordinator

Professors: Goebel, Hein, Mercer, Nail, Winters
Associate Professors: Cooney, Ritchey
Assistant Professors: Armstrong, Eriksen, L. Cardella, Myers
Associate Professor of Practice: M. Moore
Assistant Professor of Practice: Fairbanks