Bachelor's in Finance

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Why Study Finance? 

Our leading-edge program equips you to become a relied-upon expert in the financial industry. Our committed, forward-thinking faculty will prepare you to evaluate data, study trends and make recommendations to organizations and individuals regarding their finances. You’ll gain an understanding of financial markets, instrumentation and investments. 

What You'll Learn 

A bachelor’s degree in finance opens professional doors in a number of disciplines from insurance to small business finance to federal income tax and more. You’ll learn to take a broader view of an organization’s assets and liabilities in order to make recommendations, and apply principles of economics, management, business ethics and information systems. You’ll explore advanced finance as it relates to individuals, markets, corporations and institutions.

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Program Details

A Bachelor’s degree prepares you for a rising career and for future graduate study by emphasizing clear communication, critical thinking, and a leading-edge understanding of your chosen field. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Columbia College.

A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science require slightly different coursework. A Bachelor of Arts allows you to take more classes in the humanities, specifically foreign language. A Bachelor of Science requires more courses specific to your major.

  • Accounting 
  • Corporate finance 
  • Economics 
  • Financial markets & institutions 
  • Investments 
  • Personal financial planning 
  • Statistics 
  • Strategic management

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Careers & Outcomes 

Financial professionals play a vital role in analyzing data, studying trends, and providing valuable recommendations to organizations and individuals regarding their finances. Upon graduation, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of financial markets, instruments, and investments to thrive in various roles: 

  • Budget analysis 
  • Corporate finance 
  • Financial analysis 
  • Financial management 
  • Financial services 
  • Investor relations

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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