What distinguishes a finance professional? A strong combination of analytic skills, social perceptiveness, and a problem-solving mindset. The online Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business is a rigorous program that covers essential financial topics, such as financial analysis, portfolio management, and real estate investment and analysis.

FINANCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • 100% online degree program
  • Award-winning, student-oriented faculty members
  • 24/7 technical help desk
  • Collaborative networking opportunities
  • Transfer credits accepted
  • Scholarships available to qualified candidates

WHY CHOOSE A BACHELOR’S IN FINANCE?

Financial Analysis

Investment Services

Corporate Finance

Real Estate

YOU HAVE THE AMBITION – NOW FURTHER YOUR EXPERTISE

From multinational corporations to startups, finance professionals play a crucial role in any business’s success. The online Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business offers relevant and actionable knowledge through an innovative curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and a climate that fosters continuous improvement to help you begin your career. When you choose UAB’s bachelor’s in finance program, you can do more than partake in the exciting university experience, you can also prepare for a successful career in finance on your schedule, not ours. You have the opportunity to launch your career in financial analysis, investment services, corporate finance, real estate, or other related disciplines. With a projected faster-than-average industry growth rate of 14.3% through 2022 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), UAB’s online finance degree can help you secure your spot in the field.

WHY CHOOSE UAB’S COLLAT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?

DEVELOP THE SKILLS THAT COUNT

Your finance degree carries weight when it is from a recognized institution. We have garnered national and international respect for our rigorous academic standards and consistent record of growth and accomplishment. Our accolades include:

Named among the Top 100 “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”

The Princeton Review named UAB among the “Top 10 Universities in the United States for Diversity” for four consecutive years.

UAB’s Collat School of Business is AACSB-accredited.

Our renowned business school is focused on leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our metropolitan location allows our faculty to build strong relationships with professionals from the state’s leading companies — from Fortune500 corporations to entrepreneurial startups — and to integrate their practical experiences into our programs. At UAB, you can gain valuable, real-world experience through a wide variety of opportunities. The same faculty members who teach on campus also teach the online finance degree and are dedicated to supporting your career goals. You’ll have 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.

INDUSTRY OUTLOOK AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Average Annual Salary $69,280

Ranked No. 5 among “Highest Paying, Fastest Growing Jobs” by Forbes, budget analysts are tasked with helping public and private institutions organize their finances by preparing reports and monitoring institutional spending.

CRUNCH THE NUMBERS

There are more than 2.2 million individuals employed in the field today, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 42.2% of them have attained a bachelor’s degree. Two million is a large number, but it’s still short of the demand. The finance field is projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 14.3% through 2022 (BLS), which translates to plenty of job opportunities in years to come. As the economy improves, the demand for services provided by finance professionals, such as planning, directing, and coordinating investments, will continue to grow. A bachelor’s in finance is a great way to open up a variety of career paths. At left are some common career paths for finance professionals, along with average salaries according to the BLS.

EARN YOUR DEGREE ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Passion and determination are key factors in launching a successful career in finance, but developing the skills that only a robust and relevant curriculum can provide is vital. The online bachelor’s in finance program from UAB’s Collat School of Business can help you develop the analytical skills, social perceptiveness, and problem-solving techniques that finance professionals use daily. Explore the field with a rigorous 100% online finance degree designed for modern finance professionals.

Want to learn more?

Explore our online bachelor’s in finance course descriptions.

FINANCE CORE (27 CREDIT HOURS)
AC 300 Financial Accounting – 3 credit hours
FN 320 Financial Research Methods – 3 credit hours
FN 350 Equity Portfolio Management – 3 credit hours
FN 370 Principles of Real Estate – 3 credit hours
FN 410 Intermediate Financial Management – 3 credit hours
Finance Electives – 12 credit hours
UPPER LEVEL CORE (21-25 CREDIT HOURS)
BUS 350 Business Communications – 3 credit hours
MK 303 Basic Marketing – 3 credit hours
IS 303 Information Systems – 3 credit hours
FN 310 Fundamentals of Financial Management – 3 credit hours
MG 302 Management Processes and Behavior – 3 credit hours
MG 403 Operations Management – 3 credit hours
FN 412 International Financial Management – 3 credit hours
BUS 305 Professional Development – 1 credit hour
*Experiential Requirement – 0-3 credit hours
CAPSTONE (3 CREDIT HOURS)
BUS 450 Strategic Management Capstone Experience – 3 credit hours

THE HELP YOU NEED TO GET THE CAREER YOU WANT

We provide many tools to help jumpstart your successful career, starting with Career & Professional Development Services. This service provides resume, interviewing, and job search tips to aid you on your path to employment, as well as networking and professional experience opportunities.

Career & Professional Development Services also gives you access to HireABlazer, an online career management site for students, alumni, and employers nationwide. Career & Professional Development Services has the tools and tips to help you reach your employment goals.

FAQS

We recommend students pursuing online undergraduate or graduate degrees consider programs with extensive experience delivering online learning, professional accreditation (AACSB), a dedicated full-time faculty, a high level of student satisfaction, and a low student attrition rate. UAB’s online finance degree offers you all of these advantages, providing the benefits of a traditional university education with the convenience and flexibility afforded by the use of advanced technology.