Bachelor of Science in Finance online

Build an understanding of financial markets, concepts, and software while also developing technological and analytical skills that will enable you to pursue a variety of career paths in finance.

Apply by: 8/16/22
Start class: 9/6/22

Program Overview

Discover our online BS in Finance

$360 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours

Expand your knowledge of financial markets by earning your online Bachelor of Science in Finance. The program will prepare you to manage markets in an ever-changing global financial environment by teaching you how to identify and analyze financial problems and strategies.

Acquire technological and analytical skills that will enable you to formulate, analyze and visualize financial market data. Learn to build numerical models by using in-demand software such as Excel, R, Python, and SQL.

The online bachelor of finance program will cover key topics including capital budgeting, data analysis, digital fluency, financial forecasting and reporting, sales, strategic planning, banking, and risk management.

Graduates of the BS in Finance will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the financial markets, financial concepts, and decisions made by financial professionals
  • Apply risk and return analysis to assess and improve the financial performance of an investment
  • Demonstrate quantitative capacity by using financial modeling and programmable software to formulate, analyze, and visualize financial market data
  • Identify financial problems, strategies, and relevant tools for various financial situations
  • Identify and demonstrate basic valuations of financial assets
  • Build numerical models for security valuation and validate statistical models for data analysis using software such as Excel, R, Python, or SQL
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the financial markets, financial concepts, and decisions made by financial professionals
  • Apply risk and return analysis to assess and improve the financial performance of an investment
  • Demonstrate quantitative capacity by using financial modeling and programmable software to formulate, analyze, and visualize financial market data
  • Identify financial problems, strategies, and relevant tools for various financial situations
  • Identify and demonstrate basic valuations of financial assets
  • Build numerical models for security valuation and validate statistical models for data analysis using software such as Excel, R, Python, or SQL

Also available

William Paterson University offers a variety of specialized bachelor's degrees. Check out all of our online undergraduate programs. In addition, we have minors available to help you meet your undergraduate credit requirements by integrating coursework that enriches your educational experience.

$360 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours
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Tuition

Experience quality education at an affordable price

Online undergraduate programs from William Paterson University offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$360 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$360 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Important dates for the BS in Finance

William Paterson University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

8/16/22 Apply Date
9/6/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall I9/6/228/16/228/22/228/29/228/31/2210/23/227 weeks
Fall II10/31/2210/11/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2212/18/227 weeks
Spring I1/23/231/2/231/9/231/16/231/18/233/12/237 weeks
Spring II3/23/232/28/233/6/233/13/233/15/235/7/237 weeks

Now enrolling:

8/16/22 Apply Date
9/6/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

Review the requirements to start your BS in Finance

At WP, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly. Please note all requirements for admission to the BS in Finance online program, including required documents and where to send them.

The requirements include:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be at least two years post high school

You must meet the following requirements for admission to this BS online program:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from each college attended or high school transcript if no prior college experience
  • Applicants must be at least two years post high school to enroll in our WP Online accelerated programs.
  • Complete online application and submit $50 application fee

Official transcripts, test scores, and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

Preview the curriculum for the online BS in Finance

For the BS in Finance online, you must complete 51 credit hours of core business courses, 6 credit hours of core finance courses, and 15 credit hours of finance electives. Additional University Core Curriculum and elective credits will be required to complete the 120-credit BS degree. You may transfer up to 90 approved credit hours to decrease cost and time to completion.

Students must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introductory course in the fundamental principles of accounting, the theory of debit and credit, account classification, preparation of working papers, adjusting, closing, reversing entries, and preparation of basic financial statements. Use of spreadsheet and word processing computer applications.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces basic concepts of cost accounting and the use of accounting as a decision-making tool for management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of macroeconomic analysis. Particular emphasis will be placed on the examination of production, expenditure, employment, unemployment, and price levels for the economy as a whole. Discussed are also monetary, fiscal, and financial policies, with regards to their impacts on economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and financial stability.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course discusses the basic economic principles related to the behavior of individual agents. the main topics include the following: 1) Opportunity Cost, 2) Demand and supply analysis, 3) consumer theory, 4) Production and costs, 5) Profit maximization, 6) Market structure ( perfect comptetition , monopoly, monoplistic competition, and oligopoly), 7) Market failure and the distribution of income ad 8) International trade and exchange rates.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Included in this course are the topics of descriptive statistics (collection and presentation of data, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, dispersion, and skewness); sampling and probability, and an introduction to statistical inference.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a continuation of ECON 2100 Business Statistics I. Topics covered include one-sample and two-sample tests of hypothesis, ANOVA, simple and multiple linear regression, and nonparametric methods such as Chi-square applications and the analysis of ranked data. Optional topics are index numbers, time series and forecasting, quality control, and an introduction to decision theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the basic principles and practices of the financial management of private business corporations. The course provides an operational framework for financial analysis, planning, and forecasting, along with profit analysis and financial control for today’s business world.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to integrate financial concepts with technical skills in the analysis of financial markets and to apply technologies to evaluate and analyze theories learned in fundamental financial courses. This is a technology intensive course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to familiarize students with the legal system with particular emphasis on the court system and administrative agents. Also includes examination of substantive areas such as antitrust, bankruptcy, corporate law, partnership, and securities regulations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces basic principles, policies, problems, and successful methods of business organization and management. Emphasizes management’s ability to analyze, plan, coordinate, and control the varied activities of production, personnel, finance, and marketing. Also examines social responsibility and environmental factors affecting business policy and operation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to increase awareness of values, ethics, beliefs and attitudes, and how they relate to issues of sustainability. It will pay special attention to the manner in which corporations can become agents of injustice and inequality in society, and conversely, how they can be transformed by individual actors and by institutional reforms. This course will also analyze sustainability at the institutional level, focusing on socially and structurally imbedded nature of corporate actions. This is a writing intensive course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques and methods employed by managers to plan and control manufacturing and other operating systems are emphasized. Application of quantitative methods and various analytical techniques are stressed for operating system design, planning, control, problem solutions, productivity, inventory, scheduling, quality and capacity management, control system development, new technology evaluation, and transportation problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This three credit course represents a case study approach to business decision-making that integrates functional and organizational disciplines. It examines a series of complex industrial situations in depth to determine, in each instance, the strategy and policies a firm should follow for its long-run survival. Some sections of this course are writing intensive.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Major emphasis on techniques for solving business problems, the development of marketing policies, and the sale of consumer and industrial products. Various marketing decisions are examined with respect to product planning, channels of distribution, promotion activity, selling and sales management, pricing, and international marketing.
Students must complete the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial management of a multinational enterprise. Topics include foreign exchange risk, political risk, long-run investment and financing decisions, working capital management, and valuation of operations and taxation. Also, investigation of the local and global interactions of multinational corporations with diverse cultures and societies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the student with an understanding of the various types of securities traded in financial markets, investment theory and practice, portfolio construction and management, and investment strategies and tactics.
Students must complete 15 credits from the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on data-driven analytic techniques for valuation and decision making using financial market information. The course will cultivate students quantitative thinking and modeling skills by emphasizing application of entry-level financial time series in big data sets and coding environment. This course weighs equally on both theoretical and practical learning. This course will cover medium-level applied statistics, linear time series models for both stationary series (AR, MA and ARMA) and non-stationary series and volatility forecasting methods (ARCH and GARCH). This course will also introduce entry-level topics in empirical asset pricing models (CAPM and other factor models). This course will also introduce R/R-studio programming to read, manipulate, and analyze financial data with real case applications.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers introduction to derivatives and basic hedging strategies using derivatives. Attention is paid to two primary types of derivative securities, futures and options. It examines the nature of various strategies involving futures and options on stocks, stock indexes, currencies and underlying futures. Both the standard binomial and Black-Scholes option pricing models will be discussed to value the options and futures.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The application of economic analysis to the solution of individual business problems. Among the primary areas covered are demand forecasting, cost and profit analysis, and capital budgeting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will provide a rigorous and hands on exposure to the world of commercial credit as practiced in commercial banking.  This will involve both a macro overview of the issue of bank credit and a hands -on learning of how to analyze, evaluate understand a borrower’s ( commercial) credit needs and how the bank could meet those needs and finally prepare an application specifically outlining the results of the above analysis for senior management.  This is a highly innovative and practical course, which will be part of a “Credit Analysis and Bank Management “program track, within the department of finance, which will educate and train students to become credit analyst for banks directly coming out of the program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will examine Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) issues. It will elaborate on different concepts of rate of return and risk. It will talk about valuation and management of fixed income and equities. It will analyze security markets and institutions as well as instruments. It will discuss security and industry analysis. Furthermore, it will study investment policy determination, portfolio construction and performance evaluation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is directed toward students interested in understanding how large-scale complex risk can be quantified, managed and hedged. We identify the enterprise, business and financial risks, regulatory requirements such as Basel I, II, III and techniques to measure and report risk.  This course will enhance undergraduate students’ potential ability to purse career opportunities in financial banks, credit analysis and other related areas.

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