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Bachelor of Science in Finance

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As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it stimulates business growth and generates new business opportunities. Purdue Global’s Bachelor of Science in Finance program is designed to help you gain technical knowledge and skills in a wide range of financial areas, and develop an understanding of the factors that influence financial decision-making.

As a student, you’ll have opportunities to grow and apply your critical-thinking skills to find solutions to a variety of financial problems. The curriculum covers subjects such as financial planning, corporate finance, banking, real estate, financial markets, and investment management. The bachelor's degree in finance focuses on helping students do the following:

  • Gain technical knowledge and skills in a range of financial areas
  • Acquire an understanding of factors that influence financial decision-making 
  • Develop/implement critical thinking skills to solve in-depth financial problems

Completion of the Master of Science in Finance option can prepare you to pursue opportunities in corporate finance or a variety of financial-service occupations.*

Bachelor of Science in Finance Program Highlights

This online bachelor's degree program is designed to provide you with rigorous training-including assignments, reports, presentations, and group projects-to help you develop the savvy and proficiencies to find solutions to real-life financial situations. 

The online Bachelor of Science in Finance curriculum focuses on helping you:

  • 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
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Bachelor of Science in Finance Professional Competencies

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

  • Attention to detail—may need to interpret data at the transaction level
  • Critical thinking—may need to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures quickly to solve problems
  • Clear communications at work—may need to communicate with staff and supervisors, and may work with clients
  • High standards of integrity—may work with sensitive information 
  • Computer literacy—may need to create and analyze financial documents
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Bachelor of Science in Finance Concentrations

In the Purdue Global Bachelor of Science in Finance, concentrations are available to help you develop proficiencies that could apply to a future career.*

  • Accelerated Master of Science in Finance
  • General finance
  • Investments
  • Real estate
  • Wealth management
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

Earning your online bachelor’s degree in finance at Purdue Global may help you develop valuable skills that could be applied to a broad range of financial positions in a number of fields.

As a graduate, you could pursue a variety of careers in corporate and government financial management, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial analysis, financial planning, banking, and risk management.*

 Career titles associated with this degree include:

  • General and operational manager
  • Financial manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Loan officer
  • Financial specialist
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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.


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April 18, 2018

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May 16, 2018

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June 06, 2018

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July 05, 2018

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August 01, 2018

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August 22, 2018

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September 19, 2018

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October 17, 2018

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November 07, 2018

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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

This degree program offers concentrations to help you further customize your Bachelor of Science in Finance and develop proficiencies applicable to your career goals. Choose from the following:

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

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Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*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.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.