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.
This program includes four concentrations: FinTech, general finance, real estate, and wealth management and financial planning. You are required to either select a concentration or pursue the Accelerated Master of Science in Finance (MSF) option. Refer to the Progression Requirements section for details on the Accelerated MSF option.
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 General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.
Accelerated 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 by pursuing the Accelerated MSF option.
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:
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In order to qualify for the accelerated MSF, 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 MT422 Portfolio Management 6 MT423 Asset Allocation and Risk Management 6 MT445 🌐 Managerial Economics 6 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 certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information 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, and meeting other certification requirements.