Experiences

Students seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance have numerous opportunities to expand their knowledge through high-impact learning opportunities, application courses, certification programs and study abroad programs. These options include:

Finance High Impact Learning Opportunities

Courses Requiring Application
The Department of Finance offers three application courses to students enrolled in this degree program:

  • The Tanner Fund: Students who are selected for the Tanner Fund manage direct investments for this real-money, 100-percent equity portfolio. Students who participate in the Tanner Fund program also earn course credit.
  • Titans of Investing: This exclusive program, which is offered to select high-performing and high-potential students, provides a broad perspective on financial markets and global developments by focusing on the long-term context and current market conditions.

Undergraduate Certificate Programs
Students who major in finance can choose to participate in three certification programs that include:

  • Aggies on Wall Street-Investment Banking Program: This highly-competitive program prepares students to succeed in investment banking. Participants also take part in the Aggies on Wall Street (AOWS) program, a two-week experience that includes visits to major Wall Street banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, stock exchanges and other financial institutions.
  • Commercial Banking Program (CBP): This flagship internship program equips students with skills in banking and finance skills that are needed for a successful banking career.
  • Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP): This program prepares students to work in the areas of trading, investments and risk management through a combination of exceptional class instruction and hands-on internship-based experience.

Study Abroad
Students are encouraged to get international experience through study abroad programs. Several options are available, including:

  • Texas A&M Reciprocal Exchange Program (REEP): Students spend a semester or academic year abroad at a participating partner school. Academic coursework taken during this exchange program is equivalent to Texas A&M coursework and grades.
  • Independent study abroad programs: Students who participate in these programs, which are not affiliated with Texas A&M, can earn International or General Elective credits.