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Trading, Risk & Investments Program

The Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP) prepares students in the fields of trading, investments and risk management by combining exceptional class instruction with hands-on internship-based experience. Students will complete two paid internships with two different board member companies and graduate with at least an undergraduate degree (BBA Finance and a Certificate in Trading, Risk & Investments). TRIP is open to Texas A&M undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students apply for acceptance into TRIP during the fall semester, once they have earned between 30–75 credit hours (depending on his/her degree plan).

Hours completed prior to application

(i.e. Spring or Summer 2013)

Hours completed by end of semester applying for

TRIP (i.e. Fall 2013)

Degree Expectations

30 hours

45 hours

BBA in Finance

46 hours

60 hours

BBA in Finance + a minor

61 hours

75 hours

BBA in Finance + a masters degree in finance

61 hours

Contingent on Major

and graduation date

A bachelor’s degree in one of the following + a master's degree in finance:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Economics

*We prefer students take the GMAT or GRE prior to applying for TRIP.

Some exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis prior to applying. Please email our advisor at for specific questions. Please include a pdf copy of your undergraduate degree plan from Howdy when you contact the TRIP advisor.

Students are highly encouraged to meet with the TRIP advisor to discuss their undergraduate degree plan from Howdy in the spring and/or summer prior to applying for the program. You may schedule an appointment by visiting