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BS in Finance - Accelerated MS in Finance

Purdue University Global offers a Bachelor of Science in Finance with an option for an Accelerated Master of Science in Finance that is designed to teach students about fundamental and advanced financial principles, analysis methods, regulations, and investment techniques used in the finance industry. Explore this combined bachelor's and master's program in finance offered by Purdue University Global.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Finance with an Accelerated Master of Science in Finance Option

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor's / Master's

Program Prerequisites:

The Bachelor of Science in Finance with the option for an Accelerated Master of Science in Finance is designed for students who want to learn the technical skills associated with the finance field. The prerequisites for the Accelerated MS in Finance include a 3.2 cumulative GPA in the BS in Finance program and completion of these bachelor's level courses with at least a B:

  • Accounting I and II
  • Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  • Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The BS in Finance offers you the opportunity to learn about financial decision making and the components needed to make key decisions. This program is designed to help you learn how to use quantitative methods to analyze finances, interpret financial ratios, and apply financial regulations to various situations. You'll be given the chance to use your knowledge to understand financial risk and acquire the communication skills needed to discuss financial issues with key stakeholders.

The BS in Finance gives you the chance to choose from several specialized areas of finance, including real estate, general finance, wealth management, investments, or the accelerated MS in Finance. If you select the accelerated MS in Finance concentration, you'll have the opportunity to acquire advanced skills in finance.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Finance - Accelerated Master of Science in Finance:

The bachelor's in finance with an accelerated master's in finance program requires the completion of 7 core courses, 15 major course requirements, 3 accelerated master's courses, a capstone course or internship, and open electives. By completing the bachelor's in finance first, you may have the chance to waive three master's level courses: Risk Analysis and Management, Economics for Global Decision Makers, and Portfolio Management.

Core Courses and Open Electives (74 credits)

  • College Composition I and II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • Survey of Math OR College Algebra
  • Students Select 1 of the Following:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Students Select 1 of the Following:
    • Discovering Science - Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology 1 - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Fundamentals of Science
  • Students Select 1 of the Following:
    • 1960's - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Intro to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach
  • Open Electives

Finance Major Courses (106 credits)

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Intro to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investments
  • Bachelor's Capstone OR Internship in Finance
  • Accelerated M.S. in Finance Option:
    • Portfolio Management
    • Intro to Derivatives and Risk Management
    • Financial Planning OR Managerial Economics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After earning a B.S. in Finance with an Accelerated M.S. in Finance, you can have the chance to complete the M.S. in Finance then consider doctoral options in the finance or business fields. You can also find graduate certificates that may complement a degree in finance.

Doctoral degree and graduate certificate options for finance graduates include (but aren't limited to):

  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Ph.D. in Finance
  • Ph.D. in Financial Economics

Career Paths:

The B.S. in Finance with the Accelerated M.S. in Finance is designed to provide you with the technical knowledge needed to work in finance positions in banks, corporate arenas, investment institutions, and more.

Positions that could be available to graduates of a bachelor's and accelerated master's in finance include:

  • Investment banker
  • Financial analyst
  • Actuary
  • Finance advisor
  • Budget analyst

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