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Online Finance Degree Bachelor of Science

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Register By: October 22 Classes Start: October 24

Invest in an online finance degree

  • $320/credit (120 total credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • CFP Board-registered concentration available
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • Median annual salary of $85,660 for financial analysts1

Online Finance Degree Overview

The art and science of money – making it, managing it and quantifying it – is at the heart of our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance.

Our online finance degree gives you the skill set to be a player in the multidimensional business marketplace. You’ll analyze data that will inform financial planning recommendations for clients and develop knowledge of 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 using state-of-the-art simulations to marry theory with real-world application.

Learn how to:

  • Develop financial plans for clients
  • Explore domestic and global economic environments
  • Analyze financial statements to forecast and meet organizational goals
  • Use methodologies to make sound financial decisions
  • Apply compliant ethical and legal practices

Planning a future beyond your bachelor's? An accelerated degree program, BS-to-MS pathway, is also available for your online finance degree. This lets you:

  • Save money: Take up to 2 graduate-level courses (6 credits) during your bachelor's program at the online undergraduate tuition rate
  • Save time: Apply your graduate credits to your master's degree to complete your program in as fast as 1 year

Concentration Options

Finance Career Outlook

The bachelor's in finance puts you in a powerful position for employment in a range of industries, including banks, credit card and investment firms and insurance and mortgage companies. Some financial specialists work solo as tax preparers, personal financial advisors or real-estate appraisers – though additional licensure requirements, which vary by state, will apply.

SNHU's CFP Board-registered online financial planning degree concentration, the only CFP-board approved program in New Hampshire, can help students who are looking to become a Certified Financial Planner. The concentration courses are designed to fulfill the educational requirements you need to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) exam.

As an individual or as part of a financial team, with this online degree, you'll be prepared for a variety of roles:

  • Financial analyst. Learn to be a decision maker for both individuals' and organizations' investments. With your online finance degree, you can create plans and evaluate opportunities based on your knowledge of trends and the economy.
  • Personal banker. Help clients make sound financial decisions when you have the skills to guide them through the process. Your finance degree can help you see the bigger picture and develop the right solutions for your customers.
  • Account manager. Specialize in your customers' needs – and work to ensure that they can be met. Earning a finance degree online can position you to be a liaison who provides the ultimate service to your clientele.
  • Risk analyst. Develop the skills that allow you to identify concerns regarding investments and related costs. An online finance degree helps you get your foot in the door at financial institutions.
  • Financial consultant. Educate your clients and make recommendations that help them plan for the future. Your BS in Finance can help you monitor changes and redirect investments to better meet your customers' goals.
Kristin Regis and the text Kristin Regis

It's a bull market for financial graduates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment rates for financial analysts will grow 6%, and financial managers will increase by 16% – much faster than the national average for all occupations – between now and 2028.1

Growth in the industry can be attributed, in part, to an aging baby boomer population in the U.S. "There are many baby boomers working in finance, and, as they retire, finance jobs become available," said Kristin Regis, finance associate dean at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Courses & 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.

You'll use industry-leading trading simulation software (TD Ameritrade U) to develop key skills and advise clients on their financial goals, applying your knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans and real estate.

The program is accredited by – and aligns with – the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) undergraduate common professional component standards.

This BS in Finance program has 18 free electives. If you’re transferring in a significant amount of credits, you may want to consider our online business degree with a concentration in finance, which features 33 free electives. Ask your admission counselor to help compare cost and time savings for each program.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • Business core: Business programs require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education program: All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • Technology resources: We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
  • Earn math credits for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

Licensure and Certification Disclosures

SNHU has provided additional information for programs that educationally prepare students for professional licensure or certification. Learn more about what that means for your program on our licensure and certification disclosure page.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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