Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance
Program at a Glance
- A growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of emerging markets 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, real estate, wealth management, or FinTech.
- Shorten your path to a master’s in finance with the accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s option.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Purdue Global Career Outcomes 2020–2021
Each year, our Center for Career Advancement sends a NACE First Destination survey to our graduating class to learn more about their career choices and potential income within 18 months of graduation. We’re proud of our recent Purdue Global alumni accomplishments.
Graduates in Purdue Global’s Bachelor of Science in Finance program were employed or continued their education within 18 months of graduation.
* “Career Outcomes Rate” is not the same as an “employment rate”—it includes graduates who are: (1) employed (whether full or part time); (2) participating in a program of voluntary service, (3) serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, or (4) enrolled in a program of continuing education. This rate may also include graduates employed in jobs unrelated to their degree or who were employed while attending Purdue Global. (9,106 graduates surveyed across associate's, bachelor's, master's, JD, EJD, and DNP programs from July 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020. 7,803 of 9,106 replied.)
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.
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.
The program culminates with an original capstone project that demonstrates your ability to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios.
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.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Purdue Global’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The human resources concentration aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
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.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (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.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
Calculate your estimated tuition and ways to save.
What Courses Will I Take?
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
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Markets
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits96
- Elective Credits39
- Total Credits180
Online Finance Degree Concentrations
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.
Concentrate your degree in a fast-growing field. Develop innovations used to enhance and automate the delivery of financial services.
Take elective courses a la carte to get a taste of different finance areas.
Develop skills relevant to real estate sales and the real estate industry and apply them to various financial situations.
Wealth management and financial planning
Explore wealth management, portfolio management, and financial planning.
Choosing a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance
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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. You could pursue careers in fields such as corporate and government financial management, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial analysis, financial planning, banking, and risk management.†
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
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Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.
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Prepare yourself for success with a bachelor's degree in finance.
*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.