Bachelor of Science in Finance

The Albertus Magnus B.S. in Finance program is designed for students looking to enter the growing fields of Corporate Finance and Personal Financial Planning, which is currently experiencing a significant rate of growth in employment opportunities. The program will provide students with a strong knowledge of finance principles and business applications and prepare them for a variety of careers in the financial services field. For students who are specifically interested in becoming a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), the Concentration in Personal Financial Planning will provide the requisite coursework needed to satisfy the education requirement and help prepare students to pass the comprehensive and rigorous CFP exam.

Why Study Finance at Albertus?

The only CFP Registered undergraduate program in the state of Connecticut

Flexible course formats that allow for online, day, or evening classes

Professors with both academic qualifications and real world experience

Accessible and supportive faculty and staff

Small class sizes

Diverse student body

Financial aid for full-time students

Where will this degree take me?

The annual median salary for corporate financial analysts was $78,620 in 2014 and demand is expected to grow 16% in the next 10 years according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics

The demand for financial advisors is expected to grow 30% in the next 10 years according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

Financial Analyst

Loan Counselor

Credit Analyst

Financial Manager

Personal Financial Planner

Investment Advisor

Sales Agents, Financial Services

Budget Analyst

Risk Management Specialist

Insurance Adjuster

Insurance Underwriter

Earn Your Degree With Our Accelerated And Flexible Courses

Bachelor of Science in Business Management is offered in our new FLEX format.

With the FLEX format, you can choose to take each class in either a blended or online format. Each time you register for a new course, you can choose one of these formats:

  1. Blended - Classes run for eight weeks with a combination of one on-grounds session at our New Haven campus and one online assignment each week from the comfort of your home or office. Students who choose this option often enjoy the best of "both worlds" as they benefit from in-class discussion with their classmates and professors while maintaining the convenience of working on projects and assignments from home.
  2. Online - Online or Distance Learning classes run for eight weeks with two online "sessions" each week that you can "attend" from the comfort of your own home or office. All weekly assignments are offered asynchronously, meaning you have the ability to work on them at your own time and pace.

Program Of Study - Finance Major (30 Credits)

General Education and Electives: 72 credits

Business Courses: 30 credits

BE 161 Financial Accounting

BE 162 Managerial Accounting

BE 135 Business Communications

BE 202 Statistics for Business

BE 204 Principles of Macroeconomics

BE 205 Principles of Microeconomics

MG 131 Principles of Management

MG 231 Principles of Marketing

BE 334 Business Law

CIS 171 Business Spreadsheets

Choose one of the following concentrations:

Corporate Finance Concentration Courses: 18 credits

BE 265 Corporate Financial Management

BE 225 Money and Banking

BE 227 The Stock Market

BE 361 Federal Income Taxation for Individuals

MG 391 Business Capstone

Choose 1 Financial Planning Elective Course

BE 367 Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Insurance

BE 369 Retirement Planning

BE 370 Trusts, Gifts, and Estates

Personal Financial Planning Concentration Courses: 18 credits

BE 367 Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Insurance*

BE 368 Investments and Capital Accumulation*

BE 369 Retirement Planning*

BE 370 Trusts, Gifts, and Estates*

BE 361 Federal Income Taxation for Individuals* (Existing Course)

BE 396 Financial Planning Capstone*

*Courses are required to fulfill education requirements for CFP Certification.

To learn more, please contact our Ross Riskin at rriskin@albertus.edu