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Online Bachelor's Degree


Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $318 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Gain analytical skills and knowledge to enter the finance field with an online bachelor's degree.

In the Bachelor of Science in finance program at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll develop the expertise to apply finance theory to real-world situations. Our program combines a foundation in the principles of business, economics, and accounting with an in-depth focus on the details of finance and financial management via intensive case studies. It can also serve as an important first step toward earning important certifications in the field.

If you are interested in earning CFP certification, you can also take a CFP Board-approved course of study that meets the criteria needed to fulfill the educational component required to sit the Certified Financial Planner exam. You do not have to be enrolled at UMGC to complete this course of study.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 39 Credits

  • (3 Credits, BMGT 364)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 220)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 221)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 330)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 335)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 340)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 351)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 421)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 430)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 440)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 460)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 430)
  • (3 Credits, FINC 495)

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)
  • (3 Credits, ECON 203)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 40 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111B) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, IFSM 201) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) and (1 Credit, NUTR 101) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, BMGT 364) Major
7 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, STAT 200) General Education: Math; Major
9 (3 Credits, WRTG 293) General Education: Communication; Major
10 (3 Credits, ACCT 220) Major
11 (3 Credits, HIST 125) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (3 Credits, NSCI 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, ECON 201) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 (3 Credits, DATA 200) Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 203) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
17 (3 Credits, ACCT 221) Major
18 (3 Credits, IFSM 330) Elective
19 (3 Credits, FINC 330) Major
20 (3 Credits, FINC 335) Major
21 (3 Credits, FINC 340) Major
22 (3 Credits, DATA 320) Elective
23 (3 Credits, FINC 351) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 394) General Education: Communication
25 (3 Credits, DATA 335) Elective
26 (3 Credits, FINC 421) Major
27 (3 Credits, DATA 300) Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, FINC 430) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, FINC 440) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, FINC 460) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 (3 Credits, ECON 430) Major
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, FINC 495) Major
41 (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for positions in contract management, budgeting, corporate and government financial management, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial analysis, financial planning, banking, risk management, and insurance.

Shandel A., Montgomery, AL

Job Growth
Employment of financial managers is projected to grow 17 percent by 2030.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | "Occupational Outlook Handbook: Financial Managers" | 2020

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