Studying finance lets you explore how corporations maximize return on investment, and how to analyze and manage securities, options, futures and portfolios. Finance students have the opportunity to take a financial analysis course that will further help them prepare for pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Take more than $1 million, and invest it in stocks, bonds, and money market funds, and watch your experience grow alongside the real, entirely student managed Educational Investment Fund. (It’s been around since 1973 and was the first student-run fund in the nation.)
  • Polish and prove your finance skills in an internship with one of the local corporations that covets TCU Finance students.
  • Learn long-term investing and sound portfolio management principles from faculty with years of investment experience.
  • Take a for-credit course that helps prepare you for the CFA exam.
  • If your interests include  mortgage lending, real estate development, asset management, appraisal, or real estate management, check out the classes in the real estate concentration.

Course Examples by Year


Introductory Microeconomics
Introductory Macroeconomics
Introductory Applied Calculus
Statistical Analysis


Fundamentals of Accounting I
Legal Environment of Business
Foundations of Business
Business Information Systems
Ethical Decision Making


Financial Management
Money & Banking
Investments I
Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Educational Investment Fund


Advanced Financial Management
Investments II
Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Financial Analysis

Where Graduates Go

Finance graduates earn jobs in portfolio management, investment brokerage, investment banking, commercial banking, corporate finance, real estate, and insurance. Many alumni are investment bankers on Wall Street and portfolio managers with national and regional investment management companies.