Online Bachelor's Degree in Finance

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Total Courses
Cost per Credit
4 years
Average Completion*
15–18 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Bachelor’s in Finance Overview

Employment in finance is growing faster than average. Come back stronger, ready to meet the demand, with an online finance degree from Purdue Global.

  • Create real career opportunities. The growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of emerging markets is expected to increase the demand for financial professionals.
  • Gain technical knowledge in areas such as fiscal planning, corporate finance, banking, real estate, economic markets, and investment management.
  • Get hands-on, rigorous training — through reports, presentations, group projects, and a final capstone project — to build the practical skills needed to solve to real-life financial challenges.
  • Focus your degree by choosing one of four concentrations:

Build the Core Skills That Employers Need:

  • Perform financial analysis using quantitative concepts and techniques.
  • Interpret financial statements and ratios.
  • Examine investment and financial risk.
  • Apply legislation, regulations, and principles of practice to financial scenarios.
  • Communicate professionally with stakeholders.
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Accelerated Master’s Degree Option

Interested in continuing on to a graduate degree? Gain entry into a shortened version of our Master of Science in Finance by earning a minimum course grade in select bachelor's courses. You can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than completing them separately. For details, speak to an Advisor.

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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.

Academic Quality

Learn the most recent developments in business and finance — the curriculum is reviewed and revised continually by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational 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.

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Purdue Global Career Outcomes 2020–2021

96% of graduates in Purdue Global’s Bachelor of Science in Finance program were employed or continued their education within 18 months of graduation.

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.

“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.)

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses within the online bachelor's in finance program 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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Program Requirements

Core Credits
Major Credits
Elective Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Online Finance Degree Concentrations

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

  • FinTech

    Concentrate your degree in a fast-growing field. Develop innovations used to enhance and automate the delivery of financial services.

    Concentration Outcomes:

    • Develop and apply fintech as part of a businesses strategic plan
    • Examine the impact laws and regulations have on the fintech industry.
    • Explore the benefits of the Blockchain from a macro perspective
  • General finance

    Take elective courses a la carte to get a taste of different finance areas.

    Concentration Outcomes:

    • Examine the financial performance of a company using its financial statements.
    • Examine the mechanics of buying and selling securities.
  • Real estate

    Develop skills relevant to real estate sales and the real estate industry and apply them to various financial situations.

    Concentration Outcomes:

    • Prepare a competitive market analysis for a real estate client.
    • Analyze the legal and ethical considerations in a real estate transaction.
    • Synthesize the real estate sales process and compliance issues.
  • Wealth management and financial planning

    Explore wealth management, portfolio management, and financial planning.

    Concentration Outcomes:

    • Explain the key concepts of personal financial statements and the impact of tax implications.
    • Formulate an insurance coverage strategy.
    • Evaluate investment options such as mutual funds, stocks and bonds.

Earn Credit for Prior Coursework and Experience

The average bachelor's degree student pays $15k and takes 2 years to complete their degree.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

Prior Work Experience Reduction

You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state 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

Undergraduate tuition savings for military include a 55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and 38% per credit for veterans.

Prior Military Experience

Earn credit for your military training. The average Purdue Global military student is awarded 54% of the credits needed for an associate's and 45% of the credits needed for a bachelor's.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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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. 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.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

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Download our brochure to learn more about the Online Bachelor of Science in Finance and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

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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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Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Bachelor's Completion Time and Average Net Price: The average completion time for Purdue Global online bachelor’s degree students who graduated in the 2022–2023 academic year was 2.3 years. Average net price reflects charges for all graduates, including those who transferred to Purdue Global, after application of scholarships, tuition reductions, grants (including federal Pell grants for undergraduate students), employer tuition assistance, and/or military tuition assistance. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2023.

Employment and Licensure—Finance and Investments: Purdue Global doe not 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 Purdue Global's State Licensure and Certifications page for state-specific requirements.

Job Growth—Financial Analysts: Source is BLS: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts, National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.