Bachelor of Science in Finance

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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.

Concentrations

This program includes four concentrations: general finance, real estate, wealth management and financial planning, 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.

Program Length

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.

Program Outcomes

Discipline-Specific Outcomes

  1. Perform financial analysis using quantitative concepts and techniques.
  2. Interpret financial statements and ratios.
  3. Examine investment and financial risk.
  4. Analyze financial theory and practices.
  5. Apply legislation, regulations, and principles of practice to financial scenarios.
  6. 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 General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.

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Progression Requirements

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:

Code Title Credits
GF510Risk Analysis and Management4
GF570Portfolio Management4
GB540🌐 Economics for Global Decision Makers4

In order to qualify for the accelerated MSF option, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete your undergraduate coursework in the Bachelor of Science in Finance program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20.
  2. Complete the following courses and obtain a grade of β€œB” or better in each course:
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    Code Title Credits
    AC114🌐 Accounting I5
    AC116🌐 Accounting II5
    BU204🌐 Macroeconomics5
    BU224🌐 Microeconomics5
    MT217🌐 Finance5
    MT480🌐 Corporate Finance6
    MT481Financial Markets6
    MT482🌐 Financial Statement Analysis6

Certification, State Board, and National Board ExamsΒ 

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 reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability InformationΒ 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.