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180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$375 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Finance – Online

Curriculum

The coursework in Oregon State’s finance bachelor’s program will equip you with the expertise to work across business sectors – from recognizing entrepreneurial opportunities for new business ventures to making basic investment and financing decisions for large-scale businesses.

The diverse portfolio of courses will help you develop your competence as a financial leader including the ability to evaluate corporate governance structures, appraise a firm’s risk profile, explain the global financial environment, and know the distinct differences between the equity market, bond market and derivatives market.

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Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate with your finance degree, including:

Honors degree online

As an undergraduate degree-seeking student, you can apply to earn an honors degree online in your academic major. Earning this prestigious degree gives you the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research, complete a comprehensive thesis experience and engage in co-curricular activities.

Financial planning option

Once you’re admitted to OSU, you can elect to pursue the program’s specialization option in financial planning to help you support clients in setting and reaching their financial goals. The option’s coursework delves into insurance, tax, retirement and estate planning. Your academic advisor will be able to provide more information after you enroll.

Sample course topics

  • Investments
  • Financial institutions
  • Business information systems
  • Portfolio management
  • Financial risk management
  • Money and banking
  • International economics

Additional program features

Accelerated Master's Platform

Get a jump-start on your MBA or M.S. in Business while working toward your undergraduate degree in finance. Through Oregon State’s Accelerated Master’s Platform, current undergraduate finance students can take graduate-level courses online that will be applied to their bachelor’s degree, and the credits earned will be transferred to the MBA or M.S. in Business programs. Students enrolled in Ecampus graduate courses will pay the graduate tuition and fees rate.

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Connect with College of Business transfer advisors

Get your questions answered about pursuing a finance degree online by contacting COB.Transfer@oregonstate.edu. If you have already completed your bachelor’s degree and are interested in enrolling in this program as a postbaccalaureate student, connect with Charlie Carr to learn more.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you'll have the ability to add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine your finance degree with a minor in economics, or merge your major studies with an organizational leadership minor to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.

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