Online BS in Finance Degree

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Invest in Your Career with an Online Finance Degree

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.

See Yourself Succeed in Finance

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:

  • Develop financial plans that utilize appropriate investment strategies designed to counsel clients for making appropriate investment recommendations
  • Analyze domestic and global economic environments and market conditions for supporting organizational strategic goals and effective financial planning
  • Analyze an organization’s financial statements for forecasting and meeting organizational goals and objectives
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis for supporting sound financial decisions
  • Apply ethical and legal practices that comply with internal policies and external regulations to guide conduct and decision-making in the field of finance

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:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
  • Convenience. Attend class when it’s convenient for you – online education means 24/7 access
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your undergraduate degree at your own pace, over six 9-week terms per year
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities
  • Real-world application. Use case studies and simulation investment software to bring nuanced financial decisions to life
  • Simple application process. Just fill out an online undergraduate application, and we’ll retrieve U.S. transcripts from your previous institutions and automatically complete an official credit evaluation. Plus, there’s no application fee
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study
  • Transfer-friendly enrollment. Transfer up to 90 credits toward an undergraduate degree

Careers and Outcomes

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:

  • Financial analyst
  • Personal banker
  • Account manager
  • Risk analyst
  • Financial consultant

Curriculum

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.

Required Core Courses

Business Core: 30 Credits

The Business Core

** FIN 325 will replace QSO 300 for this major **

Major Courses

FIN-330: Corporate Finance
This course is a corporate finance elective intended to extend and further develop the long-term investment and financing topics introduced in FIN-320 Principles 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.
Prerequisites:
FIN-320
FIN-335: Financial Markets
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.
Prerequisites:
Take FIN-340;
FIN-336: Multinational Corporate Finance
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. Global marker.
Prerequisites:
FIN-320
FIN-340: Fundamentals of Investments
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.
Prerequisites:
FIN-320
FIN-341: Financial Regulations and Ethics
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 to 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.
Prerequisites:
Take FIN-340;
FIN-450: Wealth Management
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.
Prerequisites:
Take FIN-335;
FIN-470: Finance Capstone
In this capstone course, students will identify, analyze, and synthesize financial reporting data in order to inform decision making. Students will demonstrate mastery of program content including the use of applicable financial tools.
Prerequisites:
Must have 111 credits completed.

FIN/ECO - plus an additional nine (9) credits in Finance or Economics with a minimum of 6 credits at the 300/400 level

Free Electives: 15 Credits

Total Credits: 120

Tuition and Fees

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 active-duty servicemembers and their spouses. Learn more.

University Accreditation

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. Learn more.

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