Bachelor of Science in Finance
Description and Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in Finance program focuses on helping students gain technical knowledge and skills in a range of financial areas. You should develop an understanding of the factors that influence financial decision making and are provided with opportunities to develop and implement your critical thinking skills to solve in-depth financial problems.
The general program is designed to aid you in the development of specific skills in the areas of financial planning, corporate finance, banking, real estate, financial markets, and investment management. You have the option to select from one of the five concentrations. Completion of this program may be especially beneficial if you wish to pursue opportunities in corporate finance or a variety of financial service sector occupations.
This program includes five concentrations: investments, wealth management, real estate, general finance, and an accelerated Master of Science in Finance (MSF) option. Refer to the Progression Requirements section for details.
If you have not completed AC116 Accounting II, BU204 Macroeconomics, or MT217 Finance as part of your undergraduate program, but meet all other criteria, your acceptance to the accelerated option is at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Business and Information Technology.
The Bachelor of Science in Finance program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- 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.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
Accelerated Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Option
If you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Finance program and are interested in continuing on to pursue a Purdue Global Master of Science in Finance (MSF), you may matriculate into a shortened version of the graduate program.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Finance program, and if you meet the below criteria, you may apply for entry to the University's MSF program and will have the following MSF courses waived:
|GF510||Risk Analysis and Management||4|
|GB540||Economics for Global Decision Makers||4|
In order to qualify for the accelerated MSF option, you must meet the following criteria:
- Complete your undergraduate coursework in the Bachelor of Science in Finance program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20.
- Complete the following courses and obtain a grade of “B” or better in each course:
Course List Code Title Credits AC114 Accounting I 5 AC116 Accounting II 5 BU204 Macroeconomics 5 BU224 Microeconomics 5 MT217 Finance 5 MT480 Corporate Finance 6 MT481 Financial Markets 6 MT482 Financial Statement Analysis 6
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Grid to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|CS204||Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace||3|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|Survey of Mathematics|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Fundamentals of Science|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||33|
|MM255||Business Math and Statistical Measures||5|
|MT140||Introduction to Management||5|
|MM305||Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis||6|
|MT482||Financial Statement Analysis||6|
|300/400 Level||Major Electives (see below)||18|
|FI490||Bachelor's Internship in Finance||6|
|or FI499||Bachelor's Capstone in Finance|
|Total Major Requirements||106|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|100/200 Level||Open Elective||5|
|300/400 Level||Open Electives||36|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||41|
Concentration courses are completed within the major electives requirement of the degree plan.
Accelerated Master of Science in Finance Option
|MT424||Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management||6|
|or MT445||Managerial Economics|
|Select three of the following:||18|
|Foundations of Real Estate Practice|
|Asset Allocation and Risk Management|
|Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management|
|Principles of Risk Management and Insurance|
|Real Estate Finance and Ethics|
|Real Estate Law|
|MT423||Asset Allocation and Risk Management||6|
|MT424||Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management||6|
|MT361||Foundations of Real Estate Practice||6|
|MT431||Real Estate Finance and Ethics||6|
|MT432||Real Estate Law||6|
|MT426||Principles of Risk Management and Insurance||6|