In Arizona, finance programs are offered at the undergraduate level, through associate and bachelor's degree programs, as well as the graduate level, through master's and doctoral programs. Finance may be offered as the main area of study or it may be offered as a specialization within a larger business administration or management program. In addition to the aforementioned degrees, undergraduate certificates and program minors are also available. The schools profiled below are three of the largest public colleges and universities in Arizona offering finance degree programs. A chart that shows school and tuition information is also included.
Arizona State University
Arizona State University's Tempe campus offers finance programs. The Bachelor of Science in Finance program has courses in corporate financial management, commercial banking and personal finance. Honors students have the opportunity to manage a real investment portfolio for practical experience. Mentorships and financial internships are also available.
The university also has full-time, online and evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. The full-time program offers the option to complete a finance concentration. This program offers insight into risk management, investment decisions, and resource allocation for maximum benefit to the shareholder value.
The finance PhD program prepares students for teaching and research professions. Applicants need to have GMAT and GRE scores, and applicants with work experience are preferred. PhD students must complete an original dissertation.
This college in Phoenix provides a certificate program in banking and finance. An associate's degree program in banking and finance is also available. Both programs have courses in business law, banking principles and investments.
University of Arizona
The University of Arizona in Tucson provides a variety of undergraduate and graduate finance programs. A finance minor program is offered, and students study finance and economic issues. The finance bachelor's degree program has courses in corporate financial problems and investments. The university has an undergraduate finance certificate program, and students need to take prerequisite accounting, economics and finance courses. The certificate program covers topics like financial management and small business finance.
The university also has a Master of Science in Finance program. A thesis or project is required. Finance MBA students may specialize in real estate finance, investment management, corporate finance or fixed income. The 4-year finance PhD program requires a dissertation. Applicants to the doctoral program need to have good GMAT scores.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Finance Degree Programs||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Arizona State University||Four-year, public; midsize city|| Bachelor of Science in Finance,
Master of Business Administration,
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance
|$10,822 in-state; $28,336 out-of-state*|
|Phoenix College||Two-year, public; large city|| Certificate of Completion in Banking and Finance,
Associate in Applied Science in Banking and Finance
|$2,070 in-state; $7,854 out-of-state*|
|University of Arizona||Four-year, public; large city|| Certificate in Finance,
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance,
Minor in Finance,
Master of Business Administration in Finance,
Master of Science in Finance,
Doctor of Philosophy in Management with a Major in Finance
|$12,467 in-state; $36,366 out-of-state*|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).