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.
What Will You Learn?
Students earning a B.S. in Financial Enterprise Systems receive a comprehensive education in the analysis, development, and operation of information systems. 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 majors graduate with strong analytical, technical, and managerial skills spanning the functional areas of business. They also become skilled in oral and written communication.
Features of this innovative program include interactive lectures, individual assignments and in-depth team projects to help students build successful careers. Under the direction of highly qualified and experienced faculty, students work with local companies to develop solutions for software and data management problems. In courses throughout the program students also work on projects in simulated environments using
SAP and Microsoft database platforms. University alliances with SAP (the global market leader in ERP systems) and Microsoft provide students with access to the most current technologies.
- Business Intelligence and Analytics
- Intermediate Financial Management
- Applied Finance and Accounting Using Enterprise Systems
- Information Systems Security and Risk Analysis
- Business Process Integration Using Enterprise Systems
- International Financial Management
- Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money
- Financial Policies and Strategies
The minor in financial enterprise systems provides a background in these topics and can be combined with any major in the Sykes College of Business.
Internationally Recognized Program
The Sykes College of Business is accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), an honor held by only six percent of business schools worldwide. It is rated a top-85 graduate business school in the U.S. by Bloomberg Businessweek, and since 2007 has been named among the best business schools in the world by The Princeton Review.
Internships and other hands-on projects take advantage of Tampa’s status as a regional center for business and finance, granting students access to institutions such as JPMorgan Chase, USAA, and Raymond James, to name a few. FES students are strongly encouraged to participate in one or more internships.
Networking and Leadership
FES majors are encouraged to participate in the activities of local IT professional groups such as the Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association (TBTLA). Students are invited to attend meetings and give presentations. One part of TBTLA’s mission is mentorship, with UT students as the primary focus. This provides students with a contemporary view of the field from the perspective of local IT executives and a regular series of networking opportunities.
Leadership experience can be enhanced through participation in campus organizations such as the UT Technology Club, which hosts speakers from leading technology employers like Cisco and Tech Data.
In addition, some students are invited to join Alpha Iota Mu, a national information systems honor society, and/or Beta Gamma Sigma, a national business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools. Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, most selective, most prestigious all-discipline honor society. Top students are invited to join in their junior or senior year.
What Can You Do With This Major?
Today’s financial services companies operate in a world of interrelated enterprise information systems. Professionals in this area are leaders who work to ensure the efficient and effective use of information systems that span across the business enterprise. They guarantee the reliability and security of the systems supporting business processes, including critically important enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Demand for FES professionals who are knowledgeable in technology, business, and finance is expected to rise.
The FES degree also provides a solid foundation for graduate studies. Many FES graduates continue their education at UT, earning an MBA with a concentration in business analytics or information systems management.
Sample Job Titles
- Enterprise Systems Analyst
- Financial Systems Manager
- ERP Systems Analyst
- Information Systems Project Manager
- Business Process Integrator
- Systems Compliance Specialist
- E-commerce Systems Manager
- Financial Operations Specialist
- Business and Financial Analytics Specialist
- Information Systems Security Specialist
- Financial Systems Consultant
Local Freshman Admissions
- Official high school or secondary school transcript or GED results
- $40 nonrefundable application fee
- SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed guidance counselor recommendation form or recommendation letter from a teacher (not required if you graduated from high school more than two years ago)
- Official college/university transcripts for any credits completed
Undergraduate International Admissions
- Official transcripts for all secondary school or college coursework, with grades translated into English ("Official" means that you must request your school to send your transcript directly to the UT Office of Admissions. If that is impossible, send a copy that has been certified by your school as a "true copy" of the original after it is copied. An official at your school should sign the document as "true copy of the original.")
- $40 nonrefundable application fee
- Essay, written in English (not required if you already graduated from high school and have completed some college credits)
- Completed guidance counselor recommendation form (first-year students only)
- Proof of English proficiency (please submit one of the following):
- TOEFL: the minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based)
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5
- DuoLingo: the minimum acceptable score is 105. The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken online via a computer with a webcam and microphone. The test includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with The University of Tampa when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
- Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.
- Proof of available funds to cover expenses for the first year of study
- Essay (first-year students only)
- Copy of biographical page of your passport (if available)
- International Student Clearance Form (if currently studying in the U.S.)
Note: For special circumstances, additional documentation may be required in all categories.
The deadlines for Bachelors are as follows:
- November 15 - Early Action I deadline; decision by December 15
- January 15 - Early Action II deadline; decision by February 15
- March 1 - Regular Decision deadline; decision by April 1
- March 2 - Applications completed after March 1 are evaluated on a rolling basis
The average cost for full-time undergraduate students
|Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester):||$28,802|
|Mandatory Fees (required):||$2,082|
|Room and Board (double room, 15 meals per week):||$11,526|
|Average Cost of Books (per year):||$1,500|
About the School
The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business is a leading private institution focused on the development of tomorrow’s global leaders. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our AACSB acc ... Read More