Areas of Study

Solid foundations, "hands-on" learning experiences

The department offers courses in corporate finance, financial institutions, investments, international finance, statistics, operations research, management information systems, business analytics, and other related areas.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. This major allows students to gain solid textbook-type foundations and "hands-on" learning experiences in all major areas of finance. The department also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Analytics and Technology. This major provides students with a variety of quantitative, technological, and analytical skills that are necessary to succeed in careers in operations management, analytics, and "big data."

Finance (B.S.)   Business Analytics and Technology (B.S.) 

 Data Science (Minor)    Global Supply Chain Management (Minor)

AACSB Accredited


All of our degree programs are accredited by AACSB - International.

Student Opportunities

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Study Abroad

Students can join Trinity Study Abroad programs in Europe and Asia such as the International Business Summer School in Beijing, case studies in Vietnam and Cuba, and a summer program at Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University.

Students can also get three credit hours for Trinity’s study abroad program in Kobe, Japan, where students learn about contemporary Japanese society, business economy, politics, and cultural traditions.

Get Started

The Study Abroad Office can help you find an opportunity based on your interests and/or studies. 

Study Abroad Office
studyabroad@trinity.edu

Experiential Learning

Internships
BAT majors are connected to a powerful pipeline of local, state, and nationwide internship opportunities, with major companies such as Toyota, Amazon, Dell, and Wal-Mart.

Student Managed Fund
Trinity's Student Managed Fund Program is an experiential stock valuation and trading program that allows students an opportunity to manage a portfolio of over $5 million in common stock.
The Student Managed Fund Program (SMF) gives Trinity students the opportunity to manage real money in financial markets, bridging the gap between financial theory and real-world applications. The SMF enriches the education of business students through a "hands-on" approach and with the goal of outperforming the market as measured by the Standard and Poor's 500 Index.

SMF I (FNCE 3363) is a one-semester, senior-level course offered in the fall semester of each academic year with opportunities for students to continue their involvement with SMF in a second course (FNCE 4363) during the following semester. Investment Principles and Analysis (FNCE 3352), Financial Management and Policy (FNCE 3362), and Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 3341) are all pre-requisites for SMF I. Interested students must complete these three courses during their junior year prior to applying to SMF for their senior year.

Students are selected for the SMF Program through a highly competitive recruiting process. Minimum requirements for selection include a high overall and major-specific GPA, an outstanding application packet (essay, application, resume), and the ability to excel in personal interviews conducted by current SMF students and the SMF Director.

 

Find an Internship

Trinity uses the Handshake system to share all job and internship opportunities with students.

Office of Experiential Learning
celcs@trinity.edu

Student Organizations

As an AACSB accredited School of Business, Trinity University has an active Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter which is the honor society associated with AACSB International.  The annual induction ceremony will honor new members which include undergraduate business students who are in the top 10% of their class, graduate students that are in the top 20% of their class, and exemplary faculty members and business leaders who support academic and professional excellence. Learn more about Beta Gamma Sigma.

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Faculty


Jorge Colazo
Jorge Colazo, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor
Tianxi Dong
Tianxi Dong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
James Maxey
Professor of Practice
Mauro Oliveira
Mauro Oliveira, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Staff headshot of John Orange
John Orange, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Headshot of Karl Pichler
Karl Pichler
Prassel Professor of Professional Practice in Finance
Teresa Starzecki, DBA
Visiting Assistant Professor
Eugenio Dante Suarez
Eugenio Dante Suarez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Wenjing Yao, Ph.D. headshot
Wenjing Yao, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Diana K. Young
Diana K. Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & Technology
Shage Zhang
Shage Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Headshot of Suning Zhu
Suning Zhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Staff


Headshot of Hanna Kuykendall
Hanna Kuykendall
Administrative Assistant

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