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Bachelor's Degree in Finance

Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB)

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Finance Degree Program Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW’s) Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) in Finance is designed to teach you the unique language of the financial world. When you learn how to speak that native tongue, doors open and opportunities abound.

Our finance curriculum is rigorous, but if you’re able to meet the challenge, you will enter the world of business backed by the kind of education that only Purdue Northwest can provide.

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  • The Finance program has a rigorous curriculum that positions our graduates for roles in leading companies across the nation.

Finance Curriculum

In the finance degree program, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Business core courses and finance courses. You’ll explore investments, international finance, corporate finance, financial markets and institutions and derivatives.

You can currently complete this degree at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Build your finance foundation through a study of core business topics.

Finance Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 10000 – Freshman Seminar In Business
  • ENGL 10400 – English Composition I
  • MA 15300 – College Algebra

Learn about time value of money, basic financial instruments like bonds and stocks, and the significance of interest rates.

Finance Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 20000 – Second Year Seminar in Business
  • ACC 20000 – Introductory Accounting
  • ISM 21100 – Principles Of Information Systems

Apply your basic knowledge to the world of corporate finance, as well as financial markets and the institutions that help those markets to function smoothly.

Finance Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BUSM 30000 – Third Year Seminar In Business
  • FIN 31000 – Financial Management
  • BUSM 36000 – Production And Operations Management

Explore deeper topics of finance, including derivatives, international finance and investments.

Finance Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • FIN 44900 – International Financial Management
  • ACC 40200 – Financial Statements Analysis

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Finance Highlights

PNW’s finance degree prepares you for a variety of rewarding roles in the finance world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that finance professionals are in high demand, with the field growing every day.

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Finance Degree Outcomes

Students in the B.S.B. in Finance program acquire the ability to analyze the performance and value of companies.

As you do, you’ll build vital skills for success in an environment where the language of investment, portfolios, and derivatives is the daily language.

Finance Career Paths

This degree prepares graduates for roles as:

  • Financial planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial manager

Beyond the Finance Classroom

PNW Finance students are encouraged to participate in:

  • The on-campus Finance and Accounting Club
  • Professional associations like the CFA Institute or groups for Certified Treasury Professionals

Finance Employers

Our program’s alumni are in demand with leading companies, including:

  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Federal Reserve
  • Marquette Associates

Finance Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships available to all PNW applicants, students seeking a bachelor’s degree in finance may also be considered for program-specific scholarship awards, such as:

See all Business Scholarships

Finance Program Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB). This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned it. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

My Purdue Northwest education gave me a framework for how to handle tasks. I realized that everything is correlated. Whether you’re in marketing, HR or even advertising, it is important to know a little bit of everything and go in with the mindset of learning new things.

Mark Arciaga
Finance,BSB

Meet the Faculty

Pat Obi

Pat Obi, Ph.D.

White Lodging Professor of Finance

The director of PNW’s EMBA program, Pat Obi teaches in areas including corporate finance, financial marketing and derivatives and business analytics. A student mentor, he is also a financial consultant for the City of Hammond.

Shomir Sil

Shomir Sil

Professor of Finance

Shomir Sil’s interests include international banking, microfinance, and market volatility over time.

Tantatape Brahmasrene

Tantatape Brahmasrene, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance and International Business

I teach finance, international business and management. I enjoy presenting papers at conferences and have been published in refereed journals. I also currently serve on the Promotion and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion committees.

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Finance at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s finance degree enables you to reach a genuine understanding of all aspects of the industry while building a solid foundation in finance through hands-on experiences.

To see how a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from PNW opens doors, from corporate boardrooms to non-profit leadership, take the next step today!

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