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Finance

Bachelor's Degree

Next start date

January 02, 2019

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your online Finance degree courses, you can prepare for a successful finance career across a wide range of businesses. Our Finance Bachelor’s degree-completion program is designed to help you gain job-ready finance skills that employers seek and set yourself apart in the market. This Bachelor's degree in Finance is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education—the best of all worlds, so you can receive credit for what you already know.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Prepare for Industry Examination

To enhance your résumé even further, our Finance classes academically prepare for the Level I Exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential, which is valued by employers and upon completion gives you additional leverage in the job market.

Help Move Your Career Forward

Our Finance program graduates feel confident advancing their careers in the competitive finance industry and creating value across their organization by contributing to a diverse team.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for financial analysts is 11%.2 A Finance degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Financial Analysis and Consultation

Synthesize and analyze data, then provide actionable recommendations based on findings to add value for stakeholders.

Financial Management

Develop budgets, forecasts and cash flow analysis to evaluate business health and productivity.

Proficiency in Excel®

Build fully scalable, production-ready data models with Excel.

Clearly Communicate Financial Insights

Aptly communicate and illustrate financial insights to diverse audiences in a wide range of organizations.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Concepts in Personal Financial Management

    • FIN 3520
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Focuses on budgeting, credit, investments, insurance and retirement planning. Prepares students for handling major aspects of personal finances.

    Money and Banking

    • ECO 4223
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Examines the structure and operations of our monetary systems, including the fundamentals of money, financial markets, commercial banking and its regulation.

    Investment Portfolio Management

    • FIN 4372
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Studies investment portfolio management and places focus on portfolio theory and assessing and mitigating portfolio risk. Topics covered include market efficiency, risk, active and passive management, diversification and asset allocation.

23 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission, students must hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed 60 quarter or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher. Students must also have completed the Rasmussen College Excel course (or course equivalent) and Principles of Financial Accounting for Managers and either Principles of Finance or Financial Markets and Institutions, or course equivalents. You can also seamlessly transfer your Rasmussen College Accounting Associate's or Business Management Associate's degree credits into the Finance Bachelor's degree program, in addition to successfully completing the Excel course.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Will I Take These Classes?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.

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