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Online Bachelor's Degree: Finance

Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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An online bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Maryland Global Campus may help you advance your career. Our finance degree combines a foundation in the principles of business, economics, and accounting with an in-depth focus on the details of corporate finance and financial management through intensive case studies of real-world situations. This undergraduate program could also serve as a key first step toward earning important certifications in the field.

Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to bringing their practical expertise to the classroom to help you expand your financial knowledge base. Earn your finance degree on your own time with our convenient online courses and save time and money with our generous transfer credit policy. Why wait? Take the first step and apply today!

Develop Crucial Financial & Analytical Knowledge

UMGC’s finance degree integrates a rigorous set of valuable learning experiences, including financial analysis, capital budgeting, investment management, corporate finance, and strategy.  Additionally, the program includes a minor in financial planning which is aligned with the CFP Board.

Working professionals teach our finance courses and are experts in a variety of subject areas, which allows for an in-depth education that is grounded in practical experience.

Here are a few benefits of this online degree program:

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 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.

Develop Career-Ready Skills in Finance

Employers value the skills and knowledge that you may build in our finance degree program. This program is designed to help you develop skills crucial to the finance field, such as financial accounting, investment strategies, financial analysis, and financial statements. Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following:

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career as a finance professional in areas such as contract management; budgeting; corporate and government financial management; investments; portfolio analysis and management; financial analysis; financial planning; banking; risk management; and insurance. Potential job titles include financial analyst, financial manager, bank manager, and financial planner.

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Employment Increase
Personal financial advisors’ employment is projected to grow 13 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. 
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Occupational Outlook Handbook | Last Reviewed: April 15, 2024
Job Openings
Approximately 27,400 job openings for financial analysts are projected every year on average over the next decade.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Occupational Outlook Handbook | Last Reviewed: April 15, 2024

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Finance Courses

Throughout the finance program, your instructors will assign coursework that may help you prioritize real-world skills and well-rounded experience. In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects: 

  • Evaluate and analyze investment portfolio asset selection and allocation and perform basic portfolio management activities.
  • Calculate an equity valuation (stock analysis) using real-world organizations and data.
  • Take part in practical activities that enhance in-demand skills in financial analysis.
  • Incorporate financial tools, data analysis, accounting information, and economic theory into your work. 

Qualify for Certified Risk Specialist (CRS) Training

Through an alliance with Interfima, a financial services professional organization, UMGC students who complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, economics, business, or law may be eligible for a discounted training bundle for the Certified Risk Specialist (CRS) certification. This bundle includes CRS preparation course materials, six hours of review, and a one-hour exam for $600. UMGC alumni are also eligible to apply for the discount.


Explore UMGC Insights

Gain insight from our faculty and staff and learn more about a variety of topics, including finance majors’ career potential, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) exams, and the evolution of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.


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