The art and science of money - making it, managing it and quantifying it - is at the heart of the online bachelor's degree in finance. You'll learn to analyze the fundamentals of investment vehicles, bonds to commodities. You'll address the key issues modern corporate managers face, including capital budgeting, firm valuation and risk assessment. You'll also examine ethics and the ever-evolving regulatory environment from every angle and explore opportunities for innovation, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. What's more, you'll graduate ready for entry- to mid-level finance positions in a wealth of industries, investment firms to start-ups, in a dynamic and interconnected business world.
An accelerated BS-to-MS pathway option for this online degree program is also available. This lets you:
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SNHU’s online finance degree gives you the skill set to be a player in the multidimensional business marketplace. You’ll develop financial plans to counsel clients on investment recommendations. You’ll analyze local and global economies in support of strategic goals and growth. Attention to ethical and legal practices is threaded throughout the program to help guide principled decision-making. Best of all, you’ll develop firsthand expertise by managing a virtual stock market portfolio and modeling with state-of-the-art simulations to marry theory with real-world application.
Pursue your bachelor's in finance degree online with SNHU and learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online finance degree at SNHU include:
The bachelor’s in finance puts you in a powerful position for employment in a range of industries, including banks, insurance and mortgage companies, and credit card firms. Some financial specialists work solo as tax preparers, personal financial advisors or real-estate appraisers. As an individual or as part of a financial team, with SNHU’s online degree, you’ll be prepared to take on jobs such as:
It’s a bull market for financial graduates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment rates for financial specialists will grow as fast as – or much faster than – the average positions between now and 2022.
The online degree in finance is grounded in core business knowledge, which emphasizes communication, entrepreneurial thinking, collaboration, personal and social responsibility, and global orientation. The program culminates in a capstone experience that brings the numbers to life as students use cutting-edge technology and case studies to analyze and synthesize financial reporting data. The program has been designed to align with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) undergraduate common professional component standards.
Accelerated BS-to-MS Pathway Option: Earn your MS in Finance – faster. If you’re interested in earning both degrees, have a discussion with your academic advisor. You also must meet the following academic requirements:
This course focuses on the topics of corporate finance with the intent to extend and further develop the long-term investment and financing topics introduced in either the Principles or Foundations of Finance. The course addresses issues that face modern corporate managers when making capital budgeting and capital structure decisions, and focuses on applied managerial decision-making. Corporate Finance is designed for students seeking a more thorough understanding of the economic analysis of strategic and tactical investments, the effect financial leverage has on firm value, and the integration of investment and financial corporate strategies. Topics addressed include advanced techniques in capital budgeting, firm valuation, capital structure, firm/division cost of capital, and quantitative risk assessment. Writing intensive course.
This course examines the nature of global financial markets, reviewing macroeconomic considerations. The role of financial intermediaries in relation to the stock, bond, and mutual fund markets and exchanges are examined. An introduction to regulatory authorities will begin to demonstrate the financial market system. Topics include investments, risk management, risk over return, stock markets, and mutual funds.
This course emphasizes aspects of financial planning for corporations with overseas operations. The sources and uses of corporate funds abroad are evaluated and criteria for choosing among alternative foreign investments are analyzed. The effects of international corporate financial planning, including such factors as the characteristics of foreign money and capital markets, international financial institutions, exchange rate changes, currency restrictions, tax regulations and accounting practices, are examined.
This course introduces and examines various investment vehicles, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and commodities. This course emphasizes the decision-making process that underlies all investment decisions.
This course emphasizes the important roles of regulations and ethics to make financial decisions that support the organization's overall strategic goals. Students in this course will explore applicable regulations and ethical considerations in support of fiduciary responsibilities, reviewing securities regulations, GAAP, SoX, and international reporting standards. The curriculum foundation is grounded on corporate social responsibility and business sustainability through the application of regulations and ethics.
This course provides an overview of real-world considerations of personal and business wealth management that include personal finance, real-estate management, career planning, budgeting, and tax management. Students will explore investment theory, risk, and asset allocation strategies.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the B.S. in Finance program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
Students select 9 credit hours in FIN or ECO courses with minimum 6 credits at the 300 to 400- level
Undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or greater who wish to take graduate classes as electives to complete their remaining undergraduate requirements may do so only if they have earned a minimum of 90 credits and completed all of their major requirements, including the capstone. Students must receive a B or better to receive credit in their graduate program. Students must apply through their academic advisor to enroll. The acceptable graduate classes are: FIN-550 Corporate Financial Management and INT-620 Global Corporate Finance
Free Elective Credits: 15
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is accredited by NEASC, but not currently accredited by ACBSP. It may be ACBSP accredited when it is eligible.