Make a Calculated Decision—Choose Finance
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) continues to experience record overall enrollment because of our reputation as a world-class institution recognized for excellence in research, service, and innovation. We are proud to have expanded our selection of online degree programs to include a robust Bachelor of Science in Finance online.
UAB Collat School of Business – Online
The online Bachelor of Science in Finance is offered through the Collat School of Business – Online at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We present relevant and actionable knowledge via innovative curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and a climate that fosters continuous improvement. All of our online business degrees will expose you to the study of:
- Accounting Principles
- Business Communications
- Business Foundations
- Economic Fundamentals
- Financial Management
- Basic Marketing
- Information Systems
- Legal Issues
- Management Processes
- Quantitative Analysis
Online Bachelor of Science in Finance
The UAB online B.S. in Finance teaches what it takes to manage business finances in ways that grow profit and otherwise add value to the bottom line. We share knowledge on the theories and practices of effective financial planning, successful investing, stringent cost control, and other essential fundamentals. While working toward your online finance degree, you will have the opportunity to analyze case studies in financial management and engage in active discussions on today’s most relevant financial topics.
You can also focus your studies through a comprehensive selection of 100% online courses that continually evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s financial world. Your study options may include:
- Advanced Financial Management
- Analysis and Valuation
- Bond Portfolio Management
- Cost Accounting
- Equity Portfolio Management
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Research Methods
- Financial Risk Management
- Financial Sales & Training
- International Financial Management
- Money and Banking
- Principles of Real Estate
- Real Estate Finance
The same faculty that teach the on-campus classes for our Bachelor of Science in Finance program at UAB also teach the online classes and are dedicated to supporting your career goals. There are many opportunities to interact and collaborate with your cohorts and professors online, as well as to become involved in various student organizations as a virtual participant. Getting your finance degree online at the UAB Collat School of Business – Online is a well-rounded experience.
Career Outlook for Finance Graduates
Earning your Bachelor of Science in Finance can lead to a steady career path in financial analysis, investment services, corporate finance, real estate, or other closely related disciplines. Finance graduates are hired by multinational banking and financial services corporations, security and investment firms, insurance companies, and other businesses in virtually every industry sector.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 2.2 million individuals are employed in the financial field. Most occupations in this discipline require the minimum of a Bachelor Science in Finance to be considered for employment. The overall growth rate for the profession is above average at 14.3 percent through the year 2022. At UAB, you can gain the knowledge that can change your world.
The 2012 median salary range for all financial occupations was $49,540 – $109,740, depending on experience, education, and job title. Employers hire finance graduates for a variety of roles including:
- Budget Analyst
- Cost Estimator
- Credit Analyst
- Credit Counselor
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Examiner
- Financial Manager
- Financial Service Sales Agent
- Personal Financial Advisor
- Purchasing Manager
- Real Estate Appraiser
- Real Estate Assessor
- Real Estate Broker
- Real Estate Sales Agent
People with finance expertise are needed around the world. Investopedia.com reported the top 10 international cities for finance professionals are Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York City, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Zurich.
Reasons to Choose UAB for Your Online B.S. in Finance
Your degree carries weight when it is from a recognized institution. UAB is proud to have garnered national and international respect for our rigorous academic standards and consistent history of growth and accomplishment. Some of our accolades are as follows:
- U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB as having one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” and the Collat School of Business as one of the “Best Online Graduate Business Programs” in its 2015 rankings of “Best Online Programs”.
- The Princeton Review selects the Collat School of Business as one of the nation’s best in its 2014 edition of “Best 295 Business Schools”.
- The Princeton Review also named UAB among the “Top 10 Universities in the United States for Diversity” for four consecutive years.
The UAB finance degree program online allows you to be a part of this exciting university experience no matter where you are in the world. All of our online programs are an extension of our dynamic traditional campus, which has thrived over the years due to bold and innovative thinking. Students choose us for many reasons, including:
- 100% online B.S. degree programs
- Award-winning, student-oriented faculty members
- Strong student support system
- 24/7 technical help desk
- Collaborative networking opportunities
- Innovative mobile technology
- Electronic access to The Sterne Library
When you complete your Bachelor of Science degree from UAB’s Collat School of Business online, you will join over 115,000 UAB graduates living around the globe. We invite you to join our academic family today.