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BBA to MS in Finance

The Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's in Finance program allows qualified Rawls College students to earn both undergraduate and graduate finance degrees in a cost-effective and timely manner. While working toward their Master of Science in Finance, students can count up to nine credit hours of approved graduate coursework toward their undergraduate degree, allowing them to graduate with both degrees in as little as five years.

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Non-current Rawls College Students

Individuals not currently enrolled in the undergraduate finance program at Rawls College should apply to our traditional MS in Finance program.

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program highlights



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Gain a Competitive Edge

Graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the many fields of finance, including corporate finance, security analysis and valuation, investment management, commercial and investment banking, real estate analysis and investments, and others.

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Save Money on Tuition

Save up to $3,800 by starting your master's degree early.

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High Job Placement Rates

More than 94 percent of our graduates are employed full-time within six months of graduation. Many begin their careers with leading organizations such as Accenture, CBRE, Dell, Fidelity Investments, First Financial Bank, Frost Bank, Goldman Sachs and more.

Learn more about the Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's in Finance program.

Career-Defining Curriculum

Upon graduation, you will have the competitive knowledge and skills sought-after by prominent employers as they identify future leaders and executives.

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customized learning experience


In addition to developing a standard body of knowledge in finance, students may choose one of two areas of concentration.

Commercial Banking

The commercial banking concentration prepares students for a successful career in commercial banking by providing a comprehensive understanding of modern banking operations and practices.

Core classes include:

  • Advanced Financial Methods
  • Internship in Finance
  • Real Estate Analysis
  • Relationship Management for Financial Services
  • Seminar in Bank Management
  • Seminar in Credit and Lending

Investment Management

The investment management concentration provides students with the knowledge needed to succeed in the competitive field of investment management.

Core classes include:

  • Advanced Financial Methods
  • Internship in Finance
  • Relationship Management for Financial Services
  • Seminar in Investment Management
  • Student Managed Investment Fund


program format


Our 144-credit hour program allows students to graduate with a bachelor's and master's degree simultaneously within five years. Students can count up to nine hours of their graduate coursework toward their undergraduate degree. Rawls College undergraduate finance students are encouraged to apply to the accelerated bachelor's-to-master's program as soon as they have completed 90 hours of undergraduate coursework, typically during their third year. Once admitted into the program, undergraduate students work with an advisor to add graduate coursework to their academic schedule.



Our finance faculty members are dedicated teachers and highly regarded researchers advancing scholarship in the finance discipline. Their areas of expertise include mutual funds/hedge funds, market efficiency, real estate finance and investments, corporate finance, market microstructure, financial regulation and reform, commercial banking, and more.

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supporting your success

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Rawls Career Management Center

Whether you are looking to switch careers or advance on your current path, the Rawls Career Management Center (CMC) is dedicated to supporting your success. The CMC staff can help you explore professions and industries, learn strategic career advancement techniques, and connect you with top employers.

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Techsan Connection

The Techsan Connection is a free, online platform for Texas Tech alumni. Through the platform, alumni can apply for jobs, reconnect with fellow classmates, network with industry professionals and volunteer to mentor current students.






The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree. We will work closely with you to ensure your application process is personal, simple and successful.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree. A complete application consists of the following items, to be received by the noted deadlines:

Unofficial Transcripts

Applicants must submit unofficial transcripts from any degree-awarding college or university, as well as any post-secondary institution attended.


Applicants must submit a detailed current resume, indicating professional work experience—including start and end dates (month and year) for each position held. Provide accomplishments and skills acquired, including managerial experience.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants are required to submit two formal letters of recommendation from individuals who know you in an academic capacity.


Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay outlining personal goals and experiences, past challenges, and any other relative information they would like the admissions team to consider.

GMAT or GRE Scores (Optional)

We don't have a set minimum or maximum requirement for test scores. We review students holistically, taking the application in its entirety into consideration.

English Proficiency for International Students

All international applicants must provide proof of English proficiency before their applications can be considered for admission. Only your most recent measure of English proficiency is considered for admission purposes. This test is waived only for graduates of U.S. universities or universities in English proficiency-exempt countries. Applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years at a college or university in the U.S. or in an English proficiency-exempt country are also exempt from the English proficiency requirement.

Application Deadlines

While the dates below are deadlines for admission, students can begin submitting their applications as early as October 1.


April 15


December 5

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International students are encouraged to apply at least six months in advance when possible.