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Bachelor of Science in Finance

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This program is offered on Campus and Online.

If you’re considering a career in finance, an education from Post University may be one of your most valuable investments. Our graduates have landed finance jobs in corporate finance, investment and wealth management, banking, personal finance, and international finance. Many have also pursued graduate education and professional study to become Certified Financial Planners (CFPs).

As a student in our finance degree program, you will develop your skills in analyzing financial situations, determining potential problems and arriving at profitable solutions. Through case studies, you will learn about the cultural, global and ethical environments in which businesses operate and gain vital foundational knowledge in:

  • Financial Management
  • Financial policy making
  • Strategic financial planning
  • Business fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication

Post University is one of fewer than 50 universities in the nation to offer academic courses that prepare students to sit for two separate Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) exams: Series 6 and Series 7. We also offer a variety of concentration options to customize your education and put you on the path toward your desired financial career, without compromising your current job responsibilities.

Our flexible campus-based and online finance courses were designed for working professionals like you and our commitment, is to provide you with a personalized experience with academic and professional support at every stage of your educational experience.

 

Bachelor of Science in Finance
This program is offered on Main Campus and online.
Normal Time to Completion: 48 Months

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Finance program will develop the skills necessary to analyze financial situations, determine potential problems, and implement workable solutions. Through case studies, students will gain knowledge of the cultural, global, and ethical environments in which businesses operate. Students will also gain crucial foundational knowledge in the areas of mathematics and quantitative methods necessary to effectively analyze business and investment decisions. Graduates will be eligible to pursue careers in corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, wealth management, personal finance, consumer or commercial banking, public finance, investment banking, management consulting, and international finance. Graduates may go on to study finance at the graduate level. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Program Outcomes

  • Financial Management – Students will develop theoretical and practical financial knowledge supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques to enable them to perform successfully in financeelated fields.
  • Financial Policy Making – Students will evaluate market and organizational needs for developing, strengthening, and implementing corporate governance and dividend policy making practices.
  • Strategic Financial Planning – Students will identify, synthesize and integrate relevant business, finance and regulatory concepts to assist in providing innovative solutions to complex strategic and organizational challenges.
  • Business Ethics – Students will examine and apply ethical and professional behaviors and standards to contemporary business situations.
  • Communication – Students will communicate professionally using written and/or oral skills essential to success in the business environment.
  • Fundamental Business Concepts- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the fundamental concepts of Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and Economics in a business environment.
wdt_IDCoursesCreditsHeader
96B.S. IN FINANCE TOTAL CREDITS120 crsh
97
98GENERAL EDUCATION60 crsh
99COMMON CORE12 crss
100ENG110 College Writing3 crs
101ENG130 Literature and Composition3 crs
102COM107 Introduction to Communication3 crs
103CIS112 Introduction to Computing3 crs
104LIBERAL ARTS21 crss
105History Elective3 crs

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

Finance Concentrations

 

General Finance
You’re a self-starter who’s comfortable calling the shots; this option allows you to do just that. Design your concentration by selecting from a range of finance electives.
Corporate Finance
Set your sights on the corporate world. In this concentration, you will evaluate and analyze data related to business operations in an efficient way, with the goal of keeping the company’s financial performance in line with its overall corporate goals and objectives.
Financial Planning & Analysis
This concentration prepares you for a treasury career within a company’s corporate financial structure.
Financial Services & Banking
Upon graduation of this concentration, you will be ready to take the FINRA Series 6 exam and pursue employment in retail, commercial or consumer banking or investment product sales and services.
Personal Financial Planning
Learn the basic and fundamental areas of personal financial planning and study for either the FINRA Series 6 or Series 7 exam.
 

Your search for finance programs is over, but your future is just beginning. Contact us to apply now and earn your finance degree at our Connecticut campus or online.

This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

 

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