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Attain the analytical skills and knowledge you need to enter a growing and lucrative field with an online bachelor's degree in finance. With University of Maryland University College's award-winning bachelor's degree in Finance, you'll develop the expertise to apply finance theory to real-world situations. 
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Overview

A degree in Finance at University of Maryland University College can equip you for jobs in contract management, budgeting, corporate and government financial management, investments, portfolio analysis and management, financial analysis, financial planning, banking, risk management, and insurance.

In your online classes for the bachelor's program in finance, you'll study business finance, financial management, investments, security analysis, strategic risk management, and valuation. You'll complete an extensive case study based on real companies and apply financial theory to your personal finances by completing a financial plan with goals, investment strategies, and insurance, retirement, and estate planning.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial information
  • Apply financial and economic theories to make sound business decisions
  • Apply the basic principles of security markets to create, evaluate, and manage security portfolios
  • Describe and analyze the impact of monetary systems' legal, regulatory, and environmental factors on planning, forecasting, and making financial decisions
  • Communicate, collaborate, lead, and influence across the organization to achieve organizational goals effectively and ethically
  • Research, collect, synthesize, and interpret data by applying appropriate technology tools to solve business problems
  • Use market principles and entrepreneurial skills to identify, develop, and implement business opportunities and relationships for financial products and services

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to:

  • Design and track an investment portfolio
  • Create an investment policy statement
  • Complete a case study of a company valuation process
  • Complete case studies of individual financial planning scenarios
  • Analyze real companies' financial statements, including cost of capital, liquidity, profitability, debt, and market ratios
  • Create a pro forma financial, budget, and cash flow statement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Management and Organization Theory
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Business Finance
  • Investments
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Security Analysis and Valuation
  • Money and Banking
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    499 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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