Business Leadership Building, Room 215
1155 Union Circle #305339
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.cob.unt.edu/firel
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 www.cob.unt.edu/students/scholarships.
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.