Bachelor of Science (BS)

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) LogoFinance related functions for organizations are growing increasingly important. Individuals with the ability to understand the markets and how businesses raise and invest capital are highly regarded within businesses and organizations. Finance is a broad term covering such diverse topics as Money and Banking, Investment, Insurance, Risk Management, Estate Planning, Corporate Finance, and Financial Institutions. Organizations need individuals with the knowledge to calculate contemporary financial measures of performance and risk as well as the ability to explain how the financial services component industries interact with each other.

As a graduate of our program, you’ll understand the dimensions of performance and risk relevant to financial services companies; you’ll be able to assess consumer financial needs and the mechanisms available for fulfilling these needs; describe and apply financial concepts, theories, and tools; evaluate the role of technology and the legal, ethical and economic environment as it relates to financial services; and prepare personal financial plans for clients.

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Key Features

Key Features

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  • The University of Minnesota Crookston's degree in Finance is designed to provide students with both the theoretical and the analytical framework required to work effectively in financial institutions.
  • There are many growth opportunities and a wide variety of job possibilities.
  • UMC Finance graduates have excellent communication and technology skills which makes them very marketable.
  • We also offer classes outside of the major that compliment it and help students become successful.
  • Small class sizes and individualized attention.
  • The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance is offered on campus and online. Don't forget we also offer a Finance minor on campus and online.

Program Requirements & Curriculum

Program Requirements & Curriculum

To view the current Finance, BS curriculum, visit our catalog:
View Finance, BS curriculum

Also, we offer a minor in Finance:
View Finance minor curriculum



Salary Range: $60,000 - 80,000

Job prospects in Finance are expected to grow faster than average for the next 10 years due to the increasing complexity of investment options. The job opportunities in finance and banking span many area including corporate and international financial management and consulting, commercial and investment banking, personal financial planning, investment services, real estate, government agencies, risk and Insurance industries.

  • Financial Analysts (budget analyst, credit analyst, investment analyst, merger and acquisitions analyst
  • Capital Markets analysts (rating analyst, tax analyst, treasury analyst)
  • Money Market analyst
  • Finance manager 
  • Personal Financial planner
  • Investment banker 
  • Asset manager 
  • Actuaries

Other careers include positions in:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital markets (Commodity markets, Equity markets, Fixed- income markets, Derivative markets)
  • Commercial and investment banks
  • Insurance industry
  • Real estate
  • Financial Services

Graduates can expect $50,000 to $70,000 as a typical starting salary of finance graduate. 

The UMC Online Advantage

The UMC Online Advantage

Personal, Prestigious 

Earn a prestigious University of Minnesota degree in an affordable, close-knit campus setting. The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most esteemed. As a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system, the U of M, Online offers access to world-class teaching, learning and research resources, as well as enhanced internship and undergraduate research opportunities. As a graduate, your diploma features one of the most respected names in higher education.

Individual Attention and Mentorship

You expect an education that not only focuses on your needs but also allows your talent and interests to shine through. The dedicated faculty and staff at the U of M, Online serve as true mentors, offering prompt personalized attention catered to an online learner. You will have the opportunity to communicate with advisers and other students by participating in discussions, and other interactive tools to give you an exceptional educational experience.

A Technological Edge 

The University of Minnesota, Online allows you to learn anywhere, anytime. You will have the flexibility to access your courses 24/7 without having to worry about leaving work or home to get to class. The U of M, Online utilizes a broad variety of technological tools that make learning online easy! Employers consistently report that the U of M, Online graduates they hire are extremely well prepared for the demands of today's technological workplace.

Global Perspectives

As a University of Minnesota, Online student, you have the opportunity to study abroad! The U of M, Online through the Crookston campus has made it a priority to promote an understanding of diversity and global perspectives and to offer you the resources, programs and activities necessary for you to succeed in today's global economy. Our international recruitment efforts bring students from more than 20 countries, and our Study Abroad program offers more than 300 opportunities for you to study in 67 different countries. There are also numerous cultural activities and clubs to participate in. We offer many ways for you to expand your worldview, gain international experience, and make connections with people from across the globe.

Applied Learning and Internships 

Learn and do! Online learners have the opportunity to participate in hands on internships. Our internship programs give you the chance to practice the principles and theories you've learned in your courses and make contacts with potential employers that are near you. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is also available to all students and allows online learners to design and conduct research as an undergraduate!

No Out-of-State Tuition and Transfer-Friendly

The U of M, Crookston is the affordable choice for anyone! Whether you live just across the border, across the country or on the other side of the ocean, you pay the same as those who live in Minnesota. We offer an incredible value that's also extremely transfer-friendly. Our staff will work with you to make sure your credits count. Our faculty advisers will personally talk with you about career goals, degree interests and review your records to develop a plan, and our transfer specialist will help make the process as smooth as possible. 

Excellent Job Placement

The Crookston campus has a reputation for a job placement rate of more than 93% for students in their field of study within six months of graduation. Some programs on our campus have even a higher rate of placement.

Online Faculty

Online Faculty

Teaching Specialist
M.B.A., M.S.
Teaching Specialist
(218) 281-8176
(218) 281-8191
Teaching Specialist, Online Academic Advisor
(218) 281-8573
Assistant Professor
(218) 281-8195

Awards & Recognition

Top 10 Online Bachelor of Finance Degree Program Award in 2018 from Online Schools Center
“Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Finance" by Top Accounting Degrees Award Badge

Awards & Recognition

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