Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance

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Program at a Glance
  • A strong, growing economy is expected to create greater demand and opportunity for highly qualified financial professionals.* 
  • Our bachelor's in finance lets you focus your degree by choosing a concentration in general finance, investments, real estate, or wealth management.
  • Shorten your path to a master’s in finance with the accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s option.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 180
COST PER CREDIT $371
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Bachelor of Science in Finance Overview

Purdue Global’s Bachelor of Science in Finance helps you acquire technical knowledge in areas such as fiscal planning, corporate finance, banking, real estate, economic markets, and investment management. Gain the skills to advance your career today and conquer whatever challenges the fast-changing economic landscape brings tomorrow.

This online finance degree program provides you with rigorous training—including assignments, reports, presentations, and group projects—to help you gain an understanding of factors that influence financial decision making and prepare you to find solutions to real-life financial situations.

Degree Concentrations

Concentrations allow you to personalize your education by focusing your electives on an area of study that best fits your desired career path. Choose from the following options:

  • Accelerated Master of Science in Finance: Build your knowledge of finance in order to smoothly transition into the Master of Science in Finance program at Purdue Global. 
  • General finance: Take elective courses a la carte to get a taste of different finance areas.
  • Investments: Focus on portfolio management and investment analysis.
  • Real estate: Develop skills relevant to real estate sales and the real estate industry and apply them to various financial situations.
  • Wealth management: Explore wealth management, portfolio management, and financial planning.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Finance, you must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

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Career Opportunities

As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it stimulates business growth and generates new opportunities. Earning your online bachelor’s degree in finance at Purdue Global can help you develop valuable skills that could be applied to a broad range of financial positions.

As a graduate, you could pursue a careers in fields such as:

  • Corporate and government financial management
  • Investments
  • Portfolio analysis and management
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial planning
  • Banking
  • Risk management

Program Outcomes to Support Your Career Growth

Build the core skills and competencies that employers demand. Curriculum is focused on preparing you to:

  • Perform financial analysis using quantitative concepts and techniques.
  • Interpret financial statements and ratios.
  • Examine investment and financial risk.
  • Analyze financial theory and practices.
  • Apply legislation, regulations, and principles of practice to financial scenarios.
  • Communicate professionally through writing and presentations with stakeholders.

Academic Quality

The curriculum is reviewed and revised continually by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the field of business.

Accelerated Master’s Degree Option

Interested in continuing on to pursue a graduate degree? Earning a minimum course grade in select bachelor's degree courses can gain you entry into a shortened version of Purdue Global's Master of Science in Finance. Complete both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately.


For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor.

Courses within the Bachelor of Science in Finance help students develop the following skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking
  • Clear communications at work
  • High standards of integrity
  • Computer literacy
Sample Courses
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investments
  • Microeconomics
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This degree program offers concentrations to help you develop proficiencies applicable to your career goals. Choose from five options:

  • Accelerated Master of Science in Finance
  • General finance
  • Investments
  • Real estate
  • Wealth management
Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits106
  • Elective Credits41
  • Total Credits180

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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Source is BLS: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Certain finance positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states, and certain investment positions and portfolio management positions may require securities licensing and successful completion of a securities exam. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.