Finance BS in Business

Bachelor of Science in Business

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

  • 100% Online
  • 8–14 General education courses
  • 10 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 7–13 Elective courses
  • Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits (135 max transfer credits)

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Classes Start November 8th

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$50 application fee (waived w/promo FALL21).

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, 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. 

A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 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. 

Employer & association discounts

If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount. Ask your employer what offers are available.

Transfer credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

Gen ed courses included

Capella students have a great way to earn gen ed credits, with access to ACE-recommended courses from our affiliate, Sophia Learning.*

*All transfer and PLA credit must be completed prior to starting any program in the FlexPath format. Any professional certification or external courses taken concurrently with FlexPath enrollment cannot be recognized in the Capella degree program.

Accredited & recognized

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.

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BUS4070 *
Foundations in Finance

Learners in this course analyze principles of financial decision making and ways global economic conditions affect financial theory and decision-making processes. Learners also evaluate and apply finance principles using financial tools. Prerequisite(s): BUS3060 or BUS3062.

6 quarter credits
BUS4071 *
Financial Markets and Institutions

In this course, learners build a conceptual framework of financial markets and examine their roles in the global financial environment. Learners also evaluate the macroeconomic variables and monetary policies that affect financial markets and assess the role of the central bank and banking system in the financial environment. Prerequisite(s): BUS4070. 

6 quarter credits
BUS4072 *
Analysis for Financial Management

This course provides learners with a framework for using financial statement data in various business analysis and valuation contexts. Learners examine financial statements as the basis for a variety of business analyses and evaluate the ways organizations use these statements to make business decisions. Prerequisite(s): BUS4070.

6 quarter credits
BUS4073 *
Investments and Portfolio Management

In this course, learners study valuation principles and use them to evaluate various investment instruments. Learners also practice applying financial theory to real-world situations and develop a practical approach to investments. Prerequisites(s): BUS4070.

6 quarter credits
BUS4074 *
Entrepreneurial Finance

In this course, learners analyze small business financial concepts. Learners examine the personal financial concepts related to business and the entrepreneurial enterprise and evaluate the components of a small business plan. Prerequisite(s): BUS4070.

6 quarter credits

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 courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Enrollment counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.


Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Career center

For this team, it’s more than resumes 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*

  • Financial analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Relationship banker
  • Teller
  • Data analyst
  • Assistant controller
  • Treasury analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial advisor

Employment settings to explore

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

*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.

Other programs to explore

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.

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