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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts, Finance program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the ever-changing fields of banking and asset management. Read on to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts, Finance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Forbes School of Business & Technology™ Bachelor of Arts, Finance program is intended to help you gain an understanding of concepts used in the financial world, including money management, analysis, and financial software. Coursework provides you with the opportunity to study efficient uses of financial recourses and how to measure assets. You will also have a chance to develop the skills needed to properly analyze business and financial conditions, manage clients' insurance plans, and assess the financial risks of taking on certain clients. As a student in a Forbes School of Business & Technology program, you will also have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as webinars that feature business experts from Forbes.

What are the Prerequisites?

You must be 22 years old. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements. Additional computer hardware and software requirements apply to online students.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts, Finance program consists of 120 total credits, including 46 that are general education credits, 45 that are major credits, and 29 that are elective credits. Students who transfer credits in may be not be required all of the courses listed below.

Finance Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
BUS 311 Business Law I
PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 206Principles of Accounting II
BUS 215Personal Finance Management
BUS 308Statistics for Managers
ECO 316Financial Institutions & Markets
BUS 323Risk Management & Insurance
BUS 401Principles of Finance
BUS 450International Finance
BUS 402Strategic Management & Business Policy

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts, Finance program is designed to prepare you for a career in banking or a related field. You will have the opportunity to gain financial knowledge and business communication skills needed for a wide range of careers working among financial professionals.

Positions you may eligible to apply for include:

  • Credit manager
  • Trust administrator
  • Insurance administrator
  • Director of risk management
  • Financial planner

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts, Finance is designed to prepare you for entry-level careers in the world of banking and financial planning. However, if you would like to pursue a higher-level career or become an executive or CFO, you may need additional education. An advanced degree you may be eligible to pursue includes:

  • Master of Business Administration

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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