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    University of North Texas
    Jan 17, 2021  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law

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Main Office
Business Leadership Building, Room 215

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305339
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-565-4234

Web site:

Marcia J. Staff, Chair



The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law trains professionals to manage successfully all financial aspects of a firm and to manage and work within financial institutions, their regulatory bodies, investment firms and mortgage banks. It prepares students for careers in life insurance marketing, brokerage, underwriting and risk management in the insurance industry. The department educates individuals in real estate finance and investment, brokerage, property management, and appraisal. The business law curriculum prepares business managers to function in the increasingly complex legal and ethical environment of business.

Instruction in the financial services field provides the expertise needed to achieve the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) designation and to assist clients with investment decisions, taxation issues, estate and trust planning, and retirement. Study of economics teaches students how to make business decisions based on analysis of governmental policies, industry changes, technological advances and myriad other factors in careers such as banking, communications, trade or manufacturing, to name just a few.

All programs within the department prepare the student for more advanced professional work or schools and/or a successful career in business.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

A concentration in residential property management  is available under the Bachelor of Business Administration with a professional field in real estate.

The department also offers minors in financial services , insurance , legal studies in business , real estate , residential property management , and an undergraduate academic certificate in residential property management .


The Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law offers a variety of competitive scholarships for full-time students majoring in finance, financial services, risk management, and insurance and real estate who have completed at least one or more terms at UNT and have a high overall GPA. A complete listing of scholarships with eligibility requirements and the application form are available online at

Graduate Degrees

Graduate programs available include:

  •   Master of Science with a major in finance

A concentration in finance is available under the Master of Business Administration and the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in business. Consult the Graduate Catalog for information regarding graduate study.

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