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Finance Specialization Bachelor of Science in Business

School of Business and Technology

Boost Your Career Potential with a Finance Degree

Businesses need finance professionals. Answer the call and expand your marketability with the expertise in finance you’ll gain from Capella’s online bachelor’s in business, finance degree program.

Build up your foundational business knowledge while learning the fundamentals of management and leadership, and get in-depth, insider knowledge of risk management and entrepreneurship. This degree program will help you obtain the finance knowledge and skills to help you advance in a financial field. 

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 8–15 General Education
  • 10 Core Courses
  • 7–12 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start January 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Gain Business Knowledge

Understand business principles in international finance, risk management, entrepreneurial finance, and real estate.

Analyze & Manage Financial Data

Learn to analyze economic and financial data as well as manage personal, corporate, and nonprofit organization finances.

Help Organizations Move Forward

Develop skills to manage the resources needed to grow, make investments and acquisitions, and plan for the future.

Build Financial Management Expertise

Manage personal, corporate, and nonprofit organization finances using the fundamentals of finance.

Build Regulatory Knowledge

Understand how to operate within the legal regulatory environment.

Gain Proficiency Using Technology

Employ effective technological strategies for financial decision-making.

Bachelor's in Business Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Target Your Studies

Degree concentrations include accounting, business intelligence, finance, management, leadership, marketing, and project management.

Professionally Aligned

Partnering with employers, professional organizations, and an external advisory council ensures programs follow industry standards.

Full Access to WSJ

We’ve teamed with The Wall Street Journal to give business students full digital access to timely, relevant business news.

Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$354 per 1000-2000 level credit $410 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, offers self-paced, online options for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Finance Sample Courses

Expand your knowledge of business fundamentals. Capella’s online finance degree can help you gain expertise in finance, investments and portfolio management, risk management strategies, and ethics, helping to make you more marketable.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
BUS4070 Foundations in Finance
BUS4071 Financial Markets and Institutions
BUS4072 Analysis for Financial Management
BUS4073 Investments and Portfolio Management
BUS4074 Entrepreneurial Finance

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Finance Career Insights

Accounting vs. Finance

Although the fields of accounting and finance are closely related, there are key differences.

Bachelor's in Finance Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our bachelor’s in business, finance degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Corporate banker
  • Credit manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Insurance sales
  • Investment officer
  • Loan officer
  • Planning analyst
  • Risk manager
  • Securities analyst
  • Trader (securities/broker)
  • Underwriter

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Bank/credit union
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Financial services agency
  • Government—local, state, and federal
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance firm
  • Investment firm
  • Mortgage company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Real estate agency

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals. 

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.