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Maryville University offers a unique online bachelor’s in finance degree. Developed with input from industry leaders, our 100% online program blends finance insights with key marketing and management skills to give you a broad perspective on driving organizational success.

First, you’ll build a strong core of business skills. From there, you’ll study advanced financial theory in courses that cover financial institutions, securities and investments, money and banking, portfolio management, and more. Myriad electives give you options to develop additional skills in marketing or even prepare to take the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam.

Are you ready to start or advance your career in the exciting world of finance? Find out more and apply today.

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Why earn your online bachelor’s degree in finance?

A finance degree can equip you with valuable skills in accounting, statistics, analytics, risk management, and more, qualifying you for a wide range of careers in business and finance. In fact, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance offers one of the greatest returns on investment in higher education. It opens the door to potentially high-paying entry-level positions and prepares students for advanced study in graduate programs.

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Complete you coursework 100% online.
No campus visits required.

Get practical experience.
Apply the tools and concepts of strategic management in a business-focused capstone.

Learn from a supportive and attentive faculty.
Discuss your goals with dedicated faculty members, who can help you connect the curriculum to your career vision.

Study at a respected school.
Join Maryville University, which ranks among Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” and among the best values in private colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Get financial aid and credit for prior education.
Explore your options for financial aid and get transfer credits for eligible courses.

What can you do with an accredited online finance degree?

Completing your BS in finance can help qualify you for careers in banking, insurance, investment advising, and portfolio management — the possibilities are many. Do you like working with people? You may enjoy being a personal financial advisor. Prefer to work alone? You can pursue a career in accounting, where you can immerse yourself in numbers with minimal distractions.

Should you choose to further your education at the graduate level, our online finance degree paves the way for you to enroll in a variety of Maryville master’s programs in business, accounting, data analytics, and more.

Finance Career Opportunities

Maryville’s online bachelor’s degree in finance supplies the skills you need to serve the financial interests of institutions and individuals alike.

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Financial services sales
  • Mortgage services
  • Bank branch operations and management
  • Financial planning
  • Personal financial advising
  • Portfolio management
  • Investment advising firms
  • Insurance firms
  • Customer services
  • Insurance firms
  • Governmental regulatory firms
  • Commercial banks

Potential career paths for graduates with an online finance degree include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial specialist
  • Financial planner
  • Stockbroker

What is the median finance degree salary?

Here’s a look at median annual salaries for a few financial services careers, according to May 2020 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

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Insurance Underwriter




Financial analyst


Financial Advisor


What’s the market outlook for online finance degree graduates?

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Solid growth.

The BLS projects that jobs for personal financial advisors will grow by 4% from 2019 to 2029. It also expects growing opportunities for financial analysts (5%), stockbrokers (4%), and financial managers (15%).

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Higher earnings.

Median salaries in financial services can exceed $100,000. Top-paying jobs that typically require a bachelor’s degree include financial manager ($134,180), personal financial advisor ($89,330), and financial analyst ($83,660), according to May 2020 BLS data. Graduates can also see higher earnings in services related to securities and commodity contracts, as well as in professional services.

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Leadership opportunities.

Leadership positions in financial services can lead to even higher salaries, particularly for those pursuing management positions in securities and commodities exchanges ($201,790 median salary), accounting and tax preparation ($176,730), and insurance ($163,600), according to the BLS. These positions may require additional education and experience, but a BS in Finance can be a great foundation.

Why choose Maryville University’s online finance degree?

At Maryville University, we recognize that financial services is about more than just planning. It’s also about sales, marketing, and leadership. That’s why we developed an online finance degree that goes beyond traditional finance programs, offering an interdisciplinary approach to coursework that gives graduates a richer perspective on how financial services work.

Here, you can connect with our faculty of respected financial experts and benefit from our partnerships with global financial companies. You’ll learn to provide comprehensive financial services and protect the interests of clients. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to pursue success in commercial banking, stock brokerage, corporate finance, and other growing fields.

Maryville University has been connecting motivated professionals with industry expertise since 1872. Here, 96% of our online undergraduate program graduates find a new career in their chosen field or enroll in advanced education programs within six months of graduation. We’re proud of our reputation for quality academics, accelerated growth, and affordability because it demonstrates our devotion to advancing students like you.

Online Finance Degree Curriculum

Developed with input from financial services leaders, including top banking institutions, our online finance degree curriculum offers a unique blend of finance theory and key business and marketing skills to help you provide expert financial services in a range of settings. The program spans 128 credit hours, including general education courses, finance major courses, business core courses, and electives.

Qualified online finance degree students can satisfy the general education requirement through eligible transfer credits to complete the program sooner.

Business Core Courses — Learn core financial principles and how to apply them in the business world as you study accounting, micro- and macroeconomics, statistics, and marketing, as well as management and business law.

Finance Major Courses — Further develop your understanding of finance with topics such as investment strategy, securities analysis, money and banking, wealth management, sales, marketing, and trade.

What is the SIE Exam?

Offered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam assesses a prospective securities industry professional’s knowledge of basic industry information. Topics include fundamental concepts for working in the industry, such as types of products and their risks, the structure of markets, regulatory agencies and their functions, and prohibited practices.

The SIE Exam is open to anyone age 18 or older, including students and prospective candidates who wish to demonstrate their knowledge to employers. No association with a firm is required, and results are valid for four years.

Ask our advisors how the BS in Finance program can help prepare you to take the SIE Exam.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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Kiplinger Best College Values
ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

Your online finance degree goes further.

Earning your online finance degree from Maryville can take you places — now and in the future. Whether you plan to pursue a leadership role, entrepreneurship, or an additional specialty, you’ll have a solid foundation to build on should you choose to take your education further.

At Maryville, your bachelor’s degree can qualify you for Early Access to our online master’s degree programs in business, management, and leadership so you can get a head start on your next round of studies. If you’re a qualified undergraduate student and have not yet completed your elective requirements, we invite you to explore Early Access.

When you’re ready to advance your education, consider these online graduate program options:

Business Administration (MBA), which offers 12 concentrations, including financial services.

Master of Science in Accounting, which helps you qualify for CPA certification with Becker CPA Exam preparation coursework.

Master of Science in Data Analytics, helps prepare you for Microsoft SQL and Azure certification exams.

Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, which features options to create your own career path in areas such as human resource management, executive management, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Maryville’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance can lead to exciting and rewarding career opportunities in a host of industries and settings.

Popular careers for finance graduates include:

  • Accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Commercial banker
  • Financial planner
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Investment officer
  • Stockbroker

Find out more about BS in Finance careers.

Apply to the online finance degree program at Maryville University.