Financial Enterprise Systems

New Major and Minor

Begins Fall 2013

Financial enterprise systems (FES) is a challenging program involving the application of enterprise system concepts to analyze the business process needs of organizations, with emphasis on the finance industry. Today, the cross-functional nature of business processes requires a holistic view of the modern organization. The integration of finance, accounting and other important business functions is analyzed in this major. Demand for professionals knowledgeable in enterprise information systems, business technology and finance is expected to rise given the evolving nature of leading organizations worldwide.

Students majoring in FES receive a comprehensive education in integrative business processes, finance, information systems and technology. Several specialized courses tailored to the 21st century organization distinguish this major from others. FES students are educated in financial management, markets and institutions, global finance, financial service operations, business continuity, information security, risk management, data mining, business intelligence and analytics. Students also gain expertise in financial and accounting business processes and technical knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. FES graduates gain strong analytical, technical and managerial skills spanning business functional areas. Moreover, FES graduates obtain significant experience in oral and written communication.

COURSES

In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience and College of Business requirements must be completed in order to successfully graduate with a financial enterprise systems major. An FES major includes seven, four-credit hour courses:

  1. ITM 319, Business Process Integration Using Enterprise Systems
  2. ITM 350, Information Systems Security & Risk Analysis
  3. ITM 466, Business Intelligence & Analytics
  4. ITM Elective: Any other ITM, four credit-hour course
  5. FIN 410, Intermediate Financial Management
  6. FIN 419, Applied Finance & Accounting Using Enterprise Systems
  7. FIN Elective: FIN 425, FIN 470, or FIN 491.
FINANCIAL ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS MINOR

A minor is also offered. To earn the minor, students take four courses.

  1. ITM 319, Business Process Integration Using Enterprise Systems
  2. ITM Elective: ITM 350 or ITM 466.
  3. FIN 419, Applied Finance and Accounting Using Enterprise Systems
  4. FIN Elective:  FIN 410, FIN 425 or FIN 470.
SAP BUSINESS ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION

FES majors and minors will also be well equipped to take the SAP TERP 10 Academy. This training course is a 10-day, intensive session that prepares students to pass the SAP Business Associate certification test.

CONTACT

If you have questions about the FES major or minor, feel free to contact Kenneth Knapp, kknapp@ut.edu, Speros Margetis, smargetis@ut.edu or Harold Webb, hwebb@ut.edu.