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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). TRIP is open to Texas A&M undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students apply for acceptance into the Trading, Risk & Investments Program (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 + MS in Finance*
61 hours Contingent on Major and graduation date A bachelor’s degree in one of the following + MS in Finance*:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • 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 copy of your degree plan when you contact the TRIP advisor.

Students are highly encouraged to meet with the TRIP advisor, the spring and/or summer prior to applying for the program. You may schedule an appointment by visiting