Are you interested in a career in banking, corporate or treasury management, financial analytics, corporate forecasting or personal financial planning? This Bachelor of Science in Finance can get you where you want to be.
This highly acclaimed, accredited program integrates business study with the liberal arts, natural and behavioral sciences and modern quantitative and information technology methods. Specialized work in finance examines topics such as investment management, financial markets and institutions as well as personal finance.
A team of experienced professors will keep you actively engaged in learning. They will help you understand the critical role of globalization and rapid technological advancement in all aspects of business.
You will enjoy the opportunity to conduct meaningful research. Working one-on-one with individual faculty members or as part of the discipline-specific research methods course, you will hone your critical thinking and analytical skills. You can also work with PennWest California’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship to learn more about starting and maintaining a successful business.
You’ll graduate ready to explore many professional career opportunities, or to advance your education in a related graduate program.
So you’ll be eligible to sit for the CFP® exam.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ensures a standard of excellence in business education.
This program prepares you to take the Securities Industry Essentials ® (SIE®) Exam.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in business and financial occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. This increase is expected to result in about 715,100 new jobs over the decade.
Salaries will reward your hard work. The median pay for financial analysts in 2021 was $95,570, while personal financial advisors earned $94,170.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.