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Purdue University Global | BS in Finance - General Finance

Real estate financing and financial planning are among the concepts students have the opportunity to learn when enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in General Finance program at Purdue University Global. Find out more about this online degree here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor Science in Finance with a concentration in General Finance

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students who wish to enter this program should have strong mathematical and analytical skills. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students of the Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in General Finance program have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of financial planning, investment, and budgeting practices and processes while building knowledge of general business concepts. They might learn how to manage an investment portfolio, understand various risk metrics and analysis models, build strategies for retirement and estate planning, and explain insurance regulations and provisions. They are also exposed to real estate laws, market analysis, loan processes, and general selling practices such as negotiations and closing a sale. In the core curriculum, students will examine details about corporate finance, financial markets, and financial statements as well as accounting, business law, and management principles.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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 a Bachelor of Science in Finance - General Finance:

Students enrolled in this program must complete 15 required business courses and a capstone course or internship. A total of ten courses in general finance and electives must also be completed. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Courses (88 credits)

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investments
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Bachelor's Internship in Finance
    • Bachelor's Capstone in Finance

General Finance Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Foundations of Real Estate Practice
  • Financial Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Asset Allocation and Risk Management
  • Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Principles of Risk Management and Insurance
  • Real Estate Finance and Ethics
  • Real Estate Law
  • Managerial Economics
  • Professional Selling

Elective Courses (41 credits)

  • One 100/200-level open elective
  • 300/400-level open electives

General Education (33 credits)

  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Fundamentals of Science
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Finance program could enter the workforce or choose to enroll in a graduate degree program. An advanced degree could be required for upper level management positions in some institutions.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Financial Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance

Career Paths:

Following graduation, students who do not seek further education could pursue managerial positions in the field. Graduates will have learned the financial decision making skills and developed an understanding of investment management practices, banking procedures, and financial planning methodologies covered in the program that they could immediately apply in a professional setting. They could seek employment in banks, investment firms, lending institutions, mortgage companies, or financial services companies.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Financial planner
  • Budget analyst
  • Corporate finance manager
  • Portfolio manager

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