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With a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, you’ll develop the financial and analytical skills necessary to meet the challenges of this exciting field. Become an expert in personal finance, or the one employers turn to for financial statement analysis, risk management, and regulatory compliance. Some specific job responsibilities might include the following:
DEVELOP AND NURTURE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ORGANIZATIONS OR INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS.
CALCULATE DEBT REPAYMENT SCHEDULES AND MANAGE RISK.
APPLY LEGISLATIVE, REGULATORY, AND INDUSTRY PRINCIPLES TO FINANCIAL SCENARIOS.
IMPLEMENT CASH MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES.
In this online bachelor’s degree program, you’ll learn the foundations of financial management at the enterprise level. You’ll gain insight on a range of perspectives on fiscal decision-making, as well as how to tackle important operational and analytical projects. Additionally, you’ll learn how to apply the latest technology and emerging business trends to shape financial strategies, risks, and investments.
This program also provides the opportunity to choose an emphasis for your studies. Select from Corporate Finance or Financial Planning. The emphasis in Corporate Finance will prepare students to serve as corporate financial analysts and careers in corporate finance, while Financial Planning includes coursework to prepare for the CFP entrance exam and successful transition into the career of a financial planner.
The online bachelor's degree in finance program contains a total of 120 credits broken down into the following categories:
CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.
Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!
* Students will take FIN480 or FIN481, depending on their choice of emphasis.
*Please note, the emphasis in Corporate Finance is not open for enrollment until the Spring C term.
The emphasis in corporate finance will prepare students to serve as corporate financial analysts and careers in corporate finance. Topics will include principles of corporate finance, working capital, risk management, and corporate finance, and will involve mathematical equations and the use of industry software tools.
Courses in this emphasis include:
*Please note that the Financial Planning emphasis is not available for enrollment until the Spring C term.
The emphasis in financial planning is aligned to the CFP designation and includes coursework to prepare for the entrance exam for the CFP and for successful transition into the career of a financial planner. Topics include financial planning, insurance and retirements planning, and personal income tax planning.
Courses in this emphasis include:
The remainder of your online finance degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.
Your education should increase your earning potential, not your monthly bills.
Your employer may be one of 3,000+ we partner with to offer a 10% discount on tuition.
You may be eligible to receive financial aid to help cover the cost of your education.
Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.
Guide to Online Schools identifies CSU Global as one of the top military-friendly online institutions.
In Best Colleges’ Schools of Distinction standings, CSU Global earns one of only 15 gold rankings, out of more than 2,000 online degree programs.
“My greatest accomplishments have been being able to go back to school and manage a work-life balance. The schedule is challenging by gives me confidence that I can obtain my degree even in my thirties!”
At CSU Global, you get more than just a diploma. Our career-driven curricula are based on real-world concepts that help you excel in the workplace on day one. You’ll get training and experience from faculty who have worked in your chosen field. And because we know how hard it can be for modern learners to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, we lock in your tuition rate so you can enjoy the same affordability for the duration of your enrollment.
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As a student in the online B.S. in Finance program, you will develop a strong understanding of the factors that influence financial decision-making, as well as the the critical-thinking strategies necessary in-depth financial problem solving.
Other learning outcomes include how to:
According to the BLS, the average annual salary for financial analysts in 2018 was over $85k.
Employment of financial managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Some job titles commonly held by those who work in the field of finance.
According to the BLS, the average annual salary for financial managers in 2018 was well over $100k.
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