Department of Finance

Mission Statement

The Department of Finance is committed to contributing knowledge in the field of finance through research and education. The department strives to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in finance and supports other programs within the College of Business. Theory and application are melded to provide an environment in which new ideas are developed to meet the challenges and transformations arising in a changing world of financial practices and innovations, thereby preparing students for successful careers and providing employers with a workforce trained to shape the future. The Department supports high-quality academic research in all areas of finance.

The Department of Finance offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate Finance and Development. A major in finance gives students the opportunity to learn the basic financial theories and applications needed in managerial financial decision making. Areas in finance include corporate finance, investments, insurance, real estate, and financial institutions and markets. The degree in real estate finance and development is designed for students interested in managing businesses associated with real estate and the planning, financing, development, and construction of building projects. The department offers a Minor in Finance that is available only to students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. 

The department also offers tracks in corporate finance, investment management, and financial institutions to students who wish to specialize within the B.B.A. degree in Finance. 

Department Honors

The Department of Finance offers the opportunity for certain of its outstanding students to achieve the designation of Honors in Major and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision.

Selection for honors designation is based on the student’s academic performance and recommendation by the Department Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC) in consultation with the faculty of the student’s major discipline. To be eligible for the designation, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their major at UTSA. To enroll in honors thesis courses and to graduate with the honors designation, these minimum grade point averages must be maintained. Students applying for Honors in Major are expected to enroll in the appropriate honors thesis course during their final two semesters. The completed thesis must be approved by the supervising faculty sponsor from the student’s discipline and the UPC. Students interested in this program should contact the Department of Finance office for additional information. Department honors can be attained independent of, or in addition to, University Honors. In order to have departmental honors noted on the transcript, students must submit a letter of request for departmental honors to the Department Chair by Census Date of their last semester.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance

The minimum number of semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Finance is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.B.A. degree in Finance must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
or COM 1063 Digital Business Communication
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)3
FIN 3013Principles of Business Finance3
GBA 2013Legal, Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement, Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 1023)3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3513 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3
Note: Students must have earned at least 31 hours to enroll in any 3000 and 4000 level courses listed above.

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements from the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree in Finance must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business

Degree Requirements

A. Major Requirements18
Intermediate Accounting I 1
Intermediate Accounting II 1
Intermediate Corporate Finance 2
Principles of Investment
Money and Banking
Cases and Problems in Finance
B. Support work in the major 9
9 credit hours in upper-division Finance electives, which can be satisfied by completing a Finance track 3, 4, 5
Corporate Finance Track: Choose three courses from the list below:
Financial Institutions Management
Business Finance for Entrepreneurs
Introduction to Risk Management
Introduction to International Finance
Computer Modeling of Financial Applications
Investment Management Track: Choose three courses from the list below:
Introduction to Financial Markets
Security Analysis
Trading and Analysis of Financial Instruments
Investment Portfolio Management
Introduction to Risk Management
Credit Analysis
Introduction to International Finance
Computer Modeling of Financial Applications
Financial Institutions Track: Choose three courses from the list below:
Introduction to Financial Markets
Financial Institutions Management
Introduction to Risk Management
Credit Analysis
Life and Health Insurance Finance
Computer Modeling of Financial Applications
C. Additional support work6
6 semester credit hours of lower-division or upper-division business electives 6, 7
Total Credit Hours33

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Finance

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with their academic advisor for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students should make every attempt to take the courses in the indicated sequence. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK) 13
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Spring
COM 1053 or 1063Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (core and CBK) 13
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics (CBK) 3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Evaluated for Admission to the College of Business.
Spring
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
FIN 3013Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Third Year
Fall
ACC 3023 or 3053Intermediate Accounting I (or Intermediate Accounting for Finance Majors) 3
FIN 3023Intermediate Corporate Finance (major; students are required to clear the FACT exam before enrolling in FIN 3023) 3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Creative Arts (core) 3
Spring
ACC 3033Intermediate Accounting II or Upper-division FIN elective (major) 3
FIN 3033Principles of Investment (major) 3
FIN 3313Money and Banking (major) 3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
GBA 2013Legal, Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
Upper-division FIN elective (3XXX or 4XXX level) or course in a finance track (major) 3
Upper-division FIN elective (3XXX or 4XXX level) or course in a finance track (major) 3
Business elective or competency course (support work) 3
Spring
FIN 4893Cases and Problems in Finance (major) 3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Business elective or competency course (support work) 3
Upper-division FIN elective (3XXX or 4XXX level) or course in a finance track (major) 3
Component Area Option (core) 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Real Estate Finance and Development

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Real Estate Finance and Development offers students the opportunity to minor in Finance. The minimum number of semester credit hours for the B.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Development is 120, 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below. All real estate related courses are listed under the Real Estate (RFD) course description heading.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.B.A. degree in Real Estate Finance and Development must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
or COM 1063 Digital Business Communication
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)3
FIN 3013Principles of Business Finance3
GBA 2013Legal, Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement, Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 1023)3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3513 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3
Note: Students must have earned at least 31 hours to enroll in any 3000 and 4000 level courses listed above.

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and requirements from the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree in Real Estate Finance and Development must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses18
Principles of Real Estate
Mortgage Banking and Real Estate Finance
Principles of Real Estate Investment
Real Estate Law
Principles of Construction for Real Estate Professionals
Principles of Sustainable Real Estate Development
B. Support work in the major and supporting area6
6 semester credit hours of additional real estate (RFD) or facility and property management (FM) courses
C. Other Supporting Work 19
Option 1: Complete a Finance Track (9 semester credit hours of track courses)
Option 2: Complete a Business Competency (9 semester credit hours in a competency)
Option 3: Complete 9 semester credit hours of free electives
Total Credit Hours33

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Real Estate Finance and Development 

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with their academic advisor for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students should make every attempt to take the courses in the indicated sequence. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK) 13
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Spring
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (core and CBK) 13
COM 1053 or 1063Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics (CBK) 3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Creative Arts (core) 3
Evaluated for Admission to the College of Business.
Spring
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
FIN 3013Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 3
GBA 2013Legal, Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core) 3
Third Year
Fall
FIN 3433Principles of Real Estate (major) 3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Spring
FIN 4723Principles of Real Estate Investment (major) 3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
RFD 3533Principles of Construction for Real Estate Professionals (major) 3
Finance track course, business competency course, or free elective (support work) 3
Upper-division RFD or FM elective (3XXX or 4XXX level) (support work) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
FIN 4713Mortgage Banking and Real Estate Finance (major) 3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
RFD 3523Real Estate Law (major) 3
Finance track course, business competency course, or free elective (support work) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Spring
MGT 4893Management Strategy (CBK) 3
RFD 4733Principles of Sustainable Real Estate Development (major) 3
Finance track course, business competency course, or free elective (support work) 3
Upper-division RFD or FM elective (3XXX or 4XXX level) (support work) 3
Component Area Option (core) 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Minor in Finance

The Minor in Finance is available only to students pursuing a B.B.A. degree. All students pursuing the Minor in Finance must complete 18 semester credit hours of coursework.

A. Required courses9
Principles of Business Finance
Principles of Investment
Money and Banking
B. Upper-division finance electives9
Select 9 additional semester credit hours of upper-division finance electives. FIN 3003 Survey of Finance may not be applied to meeting this requirement.
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Finance and obtain advice, students must consult with their academic advisor.

Facility and Property Management (FM) Courses

FM 4233. Sport and Event Facility Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3013. This course provides an overview of managing a facility used for sports, conventions, and entertainment events. Some of the topics are conducting feasibility studies, market research, facility design and layout, event bidding, quality assurance, risk management, and event staffing. Real Estate Finance and Development majors cannot take SET 4233 for the degree requirements but can take FM 4233. (Same as SET 4233. Credit cannot be earned for both FM 4233 and SET 4233).

FM 4303. Facility and Property Management Policies and Procedures. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3013. The implementation of professional policies, standards, practices, and procedures for the leasing, operation and maintenance of facilities. Topics include the facility management profession, leasing, and the acquisition, installation, operation, maintenance and disposition of building systems, furniture and fixtures, and grounds and exterior elements. (Formerly MGT 4303 and RFD 4303. Credit cannot be earned for FM 4303 and either MGT 4303 or RFD 4303).

FM 4313. Facility and Property Management Practices. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3013. The application of management practices to the operation of facilities. Topics include the study of human and environmental factors, building safety, building audits, building technology, emergency preparedness, the use and changing uses of facilities, and continuous quality improvement. (Formerly MGT 4313 and RFD 4313. Credit cannot be earned for FM 4313 and either MGT 4313 or RFD 4313).

Finance (FIN) Courses

FIN 3003. Survey of Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ACC 2003 or ACC 2013 or the equivalent. A basic survey course focusing on three aspects of finance: the financial system, corporate finance, and investments. The financial environment will be described along with how the financial system interacts with the economy. Business decisions, efficient allocation of financial resources, and fundamentals of investment will be introduced. This course may not be applied toward a major or a minor in finance. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

FIN 3013. Principles of Business Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: ACC 2013, ECO 2013, MAT 1033, and MS 1023, or their equivalents. Completion or concurrent enrollment in ACC 2033. Introduction to financial management techniques. Topics may include time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, risk and return, capital budgeting analysis, financing alternatives, financial planning, ratio analysis, short-term financial decisions, working capital, sources and uses of funds, capital structure, dividend policy, lease analysis, options, international financial management, and other topics associated with successful business finance decisions in an internationally competitive environment. (Formerly FIN 3014. Credit cannot be earned for both FIN 3014 and FIN 3013.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 3023. Intermediate Corporate Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: FIN 3013, or the equivalent, with a grade of "C-" or better and successful completion of the Finance Assessment of Competency Test (FACT). Completion or concurrent enrollment in ACC 3023 or ACC 3053. Advanced discussion of subjects essential to corporate financial management, including short-term credit policies, capital budgeting, risk, sources of long-term funds, financial leverage, and the cost of capital. Special topics such as mergers, bankruptcy, and reorganization may also be considered. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 3033. Principles of Investment. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FIN 3013, or the equivalent, with a grade of "C-" or better. Introduction to securities markets; analysis of money market instruments, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, options, futures, and other securities; investment management in the light of tax considerations, timing, and selected portfolio needs. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 3313. Money and Banking. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ECO 2013 or the equivalent. Elements of monetary theory; relationships between money, prices, production, and employment; factors determining money supply; and operation of capital markets with reference to the United States. (Same as ECO 3313. Credit cannot be earned for both ECO 3313 and FIN 3313.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 3413. Introduction to Financial Markets. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FIN 3313 or the equivalent. This course addresses the development of financial markets and market pricing of debt, equity, and foreign exchange. Special emphasis is placed on current and historical events to discuss these topics.

FIN 3423. Security Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FIN 3033 or the equivalent. Advanced financial analysis; examination of statements and supplementary data of industrial, commercial, financial intermediary, and public enterprises; preparation of reports relevant to achieving an understanding of financial management policies. Generally offered: Fall.

FIN 3433. Principles of Real Estate. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

General introduction to the subject matter and terminology of real estate as a business and profession; federal, state, and local laws governing housing discrimination, equal credit opportunity, and community reinvestment. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 3443. Technical Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FIN 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better. Introduction to technical analysis of financial markets. Topics include trend analysis, charting techniques, measures of market sentiment, Dow theory, and cycle theories. Security selection, trading system management, and risk management are explored.

FIN 4323. Financial Institutions Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FIN 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better. Direction and coordination of the various functions of the financial firm, including money position, lending, and capital management. Emphasis on asset and liability management in a changing environment of regulation, competition, and financial intermediation. Generally offered: Spring.

FIN 4333. Business Finance for Entrepreneurs. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FIN 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better. Development of financial management techniques for developing businesses. Topics include cash flow projections, managing cash and working capital, estimating cost of capital, project evaluation, issues of limited diversification, and nontraditional sources of funds as well as growth and exit strategies. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

FIN 4413. Trading and Analysis of Financial Instruments. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: FIN 3033 and consent of instructor and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. Theoretical concepts in investments analysis and trading applications with real-time and historical data are developed. Topics include technical and fundamental analysis of equity portfolios, fixed income valuation, and credit risk analysis. Computer applications include Bloomberg Professional® software.

FIN 4423. Investment Portfolio Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and FIN 3033 or the equivalent. Application of investment principles to management of investment portfolios of individuals and institutions; consideration of business cycles, investment constraints, portfolio construction, investment timing, and securities selection. Analysis of derivative securities and their use in the portfolio context. Generally offered: Summer.

FIN 4523. Introduction to Risk Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and FIN 3013 or consent of instructor and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. Develop an understanding of the risk management process including risk identification, risk analysis, and risk measurement; investigate methods of risk mitigation techniques such as immunization, diversification, risk financing, risk control, hedging and insurance with applications. Generally offered: Spring.

FIN 4543. Credit Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and FIN 3013 or consent of instructor and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. The course will provide an introduction to credit analysis. Topics covered will include: financial statement analysis; identification of relevant factors affecting the economy, industry, and the firm; default risk measures and recovery rates; structure and documentation of debt contracts; and tools to mitigate default risk.

FIN 4613. Introduction to International Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and FIN 3013 or the equivalent. Study of underlying forces in international financial relations and the unique problems of international trade, investments, and operations; examination of multinational business finance and its economic, legal, and political dimensions. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 4713. Mortgage Banking and Real Estate Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, FIN 3013, and FIN 3433, or consent of instructor, approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. Planning, structure, and analysis of real estate financing from the viewpoints of both the users and suppliers of funds; examination of various techniques and legal instruments; institutional constraints and their effects on real estate lending activities; and federal, state, and local laws governing housing discrimination, equal credit opportunity, and community reinvestment. Generally offered: Fall.

FIN 4723. Principles of Real Estate Investment. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, FIN 3013, and FIN 3433, or consent of instructor, approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. Analysis of real estate investment alternatives; feasibility and site analysis; tax considerations; income and expense analysis; discounted cash flow analysis; profitability measurement; and forms of ownership. Generally offered: Spring.

FIN 4733. Principles of Sustainable Real Estate Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, FIN 3013, FIN 3433, and FIN 4713 or FIN 4723, or consent of instructor, approval of the Department Chair and Dean of the College. The examination of the principles involved in creating value through the real estate development process. Economic, regulatory, planning, financing, management and disposition issues are considered in the marketing and financial analyses of development prospects. (Same as RFD 4733. Credit cannot be earned for both FIN 4733 and RFD 4733. Finance majors cannot take RFD 4733 as an upper-division finance elective.).

FIN 4813. Property-Liability Insurance Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and FIN 3013 or the equivalent. Analysis and management of risk and insurance, including the insurance contract, property insurance, liability insurance, business insurance, the insurance agency, financial structure and management of property-liability companies, and contemporary problems of property-liability insurance. Generally offered: Spring.

FIN 4823. Life and Health Insurance Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and FIN 3013 or the equivalent. Philosophy of the life risk is developed, as well as an understanding of the special character of life and health insurance, human life value, the customary and special uses of life insurance, and the history of life insurance companies. Life, health, and disability insurance contracts are investigated in addition to term and whole life insurance, agency structure, and current issues of life and health insurance. Generally offered: Fall.

FIN 4853. Real Estate Appraisal. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, FIN 3013, and FIN 3433, their equivalents, or consent of instructor, approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. Functions and methods of property valuation, including comparable sales analysis, cost depreciation analysis, and income capitalization; residential and income property appraisal techniques and reporting. (Same as RFD 4853. Credit cannot be earned for both FIN 4853 and RFD 4853. Finance majors cannot take RFD 4853 as an upper-division finance elective).

FIN 4873. Computer Modeling of Financial Applications. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, IS 3003, and FIN 3013 or their equivalents. Provides the opportunity to develop computer modeling skills and techniques for analyzing financial situations encountered in business, including the analysis of financial statements, forecasting, capital budgeting, and principles of investment analysis of securities. Financial issues involving uncertainty are examined. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 4893. Cases and Problems in Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: ACC 3023 or ACC 3053, FIN 3023, FIN 3033, and FIN 3313 with grade of "C-" or better in each course, senior standing, and 3 hours of additional finance electives. Students are also required to meet all University regulations related to good academic standing and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses, and in UTSA College of Business courses, and in all courses for the major. Approval is obtained through the academic advisor. Integration of financial concepts and financial tools to enable strategic financial decision making in a wide variety of situations. Topics include corporate finance, investments, international finance, risk management, and other aspects of finance. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

FIN 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 College of Business grade point average, MGT 3003 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See academic advisor for required forms. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

FIN 4933. Internship in Finance. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, 9 semester credit hours of upper-division finance courses, a 2.5 UTSA grade point average, and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See academic advisor for required forms. The opportunity for professional work experience in research of financial operations, including real estate and insurance, and may be undertaken in either private business or a public agency. Opportunities are developed in consultation with the faculty advisor and Department Chair and require approval of both. Internship may be repeated once (for a total of 6 semester credit hours) provided the internships are with different organizations, but only 3 hours may count toward the 21 hours of finance required for the major. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

FIN 4951. Special Studies in Finance. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

FIN 4953. Special Studies in Finance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

FIN 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MGT 3003. Enrollment limited to students applying for Honors in Finance. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit with advisor’s approval. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

Real Estate (RFD) Courses

RFD 3523. Real Estate Law. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Topics may include the legal environment of real property ownership and transfer and legal brokerage; estates in land; sales contracts; mortgage transactions; title conveyances; landlord and tenant; restrictions and zoning; eminent domain; and negotiations. (Same as BLW 3523. Credit cannot be earned for both RFD 3523 and BLW 3523.) Generally offered: Fall.

RFD 3533. Principles of Construction for Real Estate Professionals. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The principles of construction methods and management with application to sustainable real estate development and adaptive reuse, facility and property management, real estate brokerage and real estate lending. Topics include building code requirements, AIA forms, assembling and interpreting construction documents, construction materials and methods, LEED construction requirements, tenant improvements, construction cost estimating and project cost tracking, and construction project management.

RFD 3571. Real Estate Seminar. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Enrollment as real estate major or minor and consent of instructor, and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. Weekly presentations of current topics in real estate. This seminar may be repeated one time for a total of two semester credit hours.

RFD 4733. Principles of Sustainable Real Estate Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, FIN 3013, FIN 3433, and FIN 4713 or FIN 4723, or consent of instructor, and approval of the Department chair and the Dean of the College. The examination of the principles involved in creating value through the real estate development process. Economic, regulatory, planning, sustainability, financing, management and disposition issues are considered in the marketing and financial analyses of development prospects. (Same as FIN 4733. Credit cannot be earned for both RFD 4733 and FIN 4733. Real Estate Finance and Development majors cannot take FIN 4733 to meet degree requirements.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

RFD 4763. Real Estate Marketing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MKT 3013. Focuses on the processes involved in professionally marketing and selling real estate. Emphasis is on integrating the four elements of a marketing mix—promotion, place, product, and price—and showing how they are used within the real estate industry to create marketing strategies. (Same as MKT 4763. Credit cannot be earned for both RFD 4763 and MKT 4763. Real Estate Finance and Development majors cannot take MKT 4763 to meet degree requirements).

RFD 4853. Real Estate Appraisal. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, FIN 3013, and FIN 3433, their equivalents, or consent of instructor, and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. Functions and methods of property valuation, including comparable sales analysis, cost depreciation analysis, and income capitalization; residential and income property appraisal techniques and reporting. (Same as FIN 4853. Credit cannot be earned for both RFD 4853 and FIN 4853. Real Estate Finance and Development majors cannot take FIN 4853 to meet degree requirements).

RFD 4903. Internship in Construction Management. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003; completion of 9 semester credit hours consisting of any combination; FIN 3013, and/or courses with a CSM or RFD prefix. May only be taken by students in the B.B.A. degree in Real Estate Finance and Development with a Minor in Construction Management; with a 2.0 grade point average at the University, College, and REFD program level, and with permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for required forms. This internship, as a required course in the Construction Management minor, is limited to the business and financial aspects of construction and will allow students to gain valuable experience in the field. The internship facilitates an integrative experience through interaction with entrepreneurs and building development business owners. Students engage in research projects, examine relevant issues and problems that builders and developers confront, and have the opportunity to engage in managerial work experience. Internship may not be repeated. (Formerly FIN 4903. Credit cannot be earned for both RFD 4903 and FIN 4903).

RFD 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 College of Business grade point average, MGT 3003 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College. See academic advisor for required forms. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

RFD 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 College of Business grade point average, MGT 3003 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College. See academic advisor for required forms. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

RFD 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 College of Business grade point average, MGT 3003 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College. See academic advisor for required forms. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

RFD 4923. Internship in Real Estate. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, declared major in Real Estate Finance and Development with 9 semester credit hours of real estate or finance courses, a 2.5 UTSA grade point average, and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College. See academic advisor for required forms. The internship provides students the opportunity for professional work experience in a real estate related enterprise in either a private business or a public agency. The scope of the internship is developed in consultation with the sponsoring organization, the faculty advisor and Department Chair. This internship may be repeated once (for a total of 6 semester credit hours) provided the internships are with different organizations. (Formerly FIN 4923.) Generally offered: Summer.

RFD 4951. Special Studies in Real Estate. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

RFD 4952. Special Studies in Real Estate. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

RFD 4953. Special Studies in Real Estate. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and consent of instructor, approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.