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In addition to our comprehensive list of 345 schools that have been arranged by state, students will find an in-depth guide to online finance degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level. All 50 states, and Washington D.C., offer online finance degree programs. Some of the more affordable options include Columbia Southern University and Northwest Iowa Community College, which both have an annual tuition of under $5,000. CSU offers online finance degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate level, while students at Northwest Iowa will find several finance degree programs at the associate level.

Certification and accreditation requirements have also been provided. Those interested in a deeper understanding of relevant career paths may want to look at our list of popular careers for finance graduates. Human resource manager, budget analyst, and personal financial advisor are just some of the many avenues students can pursue upon completion of their degree program.

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Alabama

11 schools offer online finance degrees in the state of Alabama. Degree options range from associate to master's, and there are also certificate options. Tuition costs range from $4,895 a year to $26,364 a year, with five schools offering programs with tuition rates under $15,000 annually. Students at Columbia Southern University, one of the most affordable schools on our list, can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance concentration, a Master's of Business Administration in Finance, or a graduate or undergraduate certificate in finance. Students in the MBA program will take classes such as Public Budgeting, Corporate Finance, and International Finance. Auburn University's Master of Science in Finance is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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Alaska

4 schools in the state of Alaska offer online degree programs in finance. Students can find options for a bachelor's, master's, or associate degree. Tuition runs from $15,560 to $29,810 a year. Charter College Online offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree for students that already have an associate degree or other previous college coursework. It is an accelerated degree and can be complete in one year. Those looking for a master's program can check out Alaska Pacific University's Master of Business Administration in Finance. The program covers such topics as investment theory, valuations, and raising capital.

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Arizona

11 schools in Arizona offers students the opportunity to earn an online degree in finance. Bachelor's, master's, certificate programs, and even doctorate degrees can be found in an online format at one or more of these schools. Students can pay anywhere from $7,758 to $23,654 a year in tuition, depending on what program and school they choose. Six of the schools on our list offer tuition rates under $15,000 a year, making many of these options affordable. Those who enroll in Capella's online PhD in Finance will be prepared for teaching roles through a program with a strong emphasis on research, scholarship, and theory. The University of Arizona's AACSB accredited MBA in Finance offers an accelerated format which can be finished in as few as fourteen months.

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Arkansas

There are 4 schools in Arkansas that offer online degrees in finance. Students can choose from both bachelor's and master's degree programs, and annual tuition ranges from $10,063 to $22,734. The most affordable option on our list is the University of Phoenix, which offers a yearly tuition of $10,063-$12,400 for undergraduates. The University of Phoenix offers a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in finance, and students have the opportunity to learn from professionals who have real-world experience in their field. Students enrolled in Strayer University's Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance can expect to pay between $13,785 - $14,145 a year in tuition, and will learn such valuable skills as risk minimization and how to create finance strategies for corporations.

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California

A total of 34 schools in California offer online degree programs in finance. Associate, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, and certificate options can all be found through one of these programs. Tuition costs range from $4,725 to $46,298 a year, with 14 schools advertising tuition rates under $15,000 a year, making many of these finance degrees affordable. Six schools are accredited by the AACSB, including California State University – East Bay, which offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. This degree-completion program focuses on solving real-world problems and includes courses such as Investment Analysis, Problems in Corporate Finance, and Risk Management in Financial Institutions. The University of La Verne is also accredited by the AACSB, and offers an online Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration. The MBA program can be completed by both students who do and do not have an undergraduate degree in business, and is designed for those who have at least three years of professional work experience.

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Colorado

13 schools offer online degrees in finance in the state of Colorado. Degree programs are offered from the associate to the master's level, and there are certificate programs available as well. Tuition costs range from $6,150 to $32,424 a year. Budget-conscious students can find several affordable options as well, as seven of the schools on our list offer annual tuition rates of less than $15,000. The most affordable program is Aspen University's MBA program in finance, with a tuition rate of $6,150 a year. Students at this school will take such courses as Global Corporate Finance, eBusiness, and Managerial Economics. Another notable program is the Master of Finance degree at Colorado State University-Global, which is accredited by the AACSB and boasts a tuition of $9,000 a year. Students enrolled in this program can choose from several degree specializations such as Accounting, Fraud Management, and Business Intelligence.

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Connecticut

4 schools in Connecticut offer fully online degree programs in finance. Tuition costs range form $10,063 a year to $39,330 a year. One notable program is Quinnipiac University's Master of Business Administration – Charted Financial Analyst track. This program is accredited by the AACSB and prepares students to work in the investment industry on a global level. Students who complete this program will learn everything they need to in order to complete the Level 1 test through the CFA Institute. Coursework includes Managerial Economics, Information Systems Strategy, and Business Decision Analysis. Those who are interested in earning a bachelor's degree may want to look into the University of Phoenix's Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in finance. The University of Phoenix has a high student satisfaction rate and an annual undergraduate tuition between $10,063 and $12,400 a year, making it an affordable option.

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Delaware

There are 4 schools in Delaware the give students the opportunity to earn a fully online degree in finance. Bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs are available. Annual tuition costs range from $9,950 to $29,932. Wilmington University and the University of Phoenix both offer affordable tuition rates of below $15,000 a year. At Wilmington University students can pursue an online Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration, where they will take such courses as Portfolio Theory, Corporate Taxation, and International Finance. Students who want their education to take on more of an international focus may be interested in the University of Delaware's dual degree Master of Business Administration in finance and international business.

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Florida

A total of 24 schools in Florida offer fully online degrees in finance. Whether a student is looking for an associate, bachelor's, master's, or certificate program, they will find a school offering it here. Tuition costs range from $5,130 a year to $42,852 a year. There are 12 schools on this list that have annual tuition under $15,000, giving students many affordable options. Students who are looking to advance in their career or make a transfer to working in the financial industry may consider an associate degree program, such as the one offered by Miami Dade College. This school offers an Associate of Science in Financial Services – Financial Management, and helps students get ready for careers in places such as stock brokerage companies and commercial banks. The University of South Florida – Main Campus gives students a chance to complete an online graduate certificate in Compliance, Risk, and Anti-Money Laundering, where students will enhance their ability to work in risk management and fraud protection.

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Georgia

10 schools in Georgia offer fully online programs in finance. Annual tuition for these programs ranges from $4,558 to $33,120 and students have access to associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs. Four of the programs have tuition running under $15,000 a year. Notably, the University of Georgia is accredited by the AACSB, and offers a Master of Science in Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics. Students in this program will be well-prepared to sit for the Certified Financial Planner test, and it includes courses such as Estate Planning, Family Tax Planning, and Wealth Management. Those who are looking for a certificate option may consider American InterContinental University's Certificate in Finance, or one of Sandersville Technical College's three certificates in the areas of accounting, payroll accounting, and tax preparation.

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Hawaii

Students in Hawaii have 2 options for online degree programs in finance: the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the University of Phoenix. The University of Hawaii at Hilo is accredited by the AACSB and has an annual tuition rate of $18,296 a year for undergraduate students. Students at this school can pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration, where they will take classes such as Corporate Finance and Invest and Secure Analysis. At the University of Phoenix students can earn a bachelor's in business with an emphasis in finance, an MBA in finance, or a bookkeeping or financial planning certificate. Tuition for the University of Phoenix starts at $10,063 a year for undergraduates and tops out at around $17,753 for graduate students.

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Idaho

There are 3 schools in Idaho that offer fully online degree programs in finance. Annual tuition for these programs runs between $10,063 and $18,676. Degrees are offered from the associate to the master's level, and there are also certificate options available. Students at Idaho State University can earn a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance, accounting, or economics. The finance concentration is meant for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in finance, and is not open to students that do have a finance-related undergraduate degree. ITT Technical Institute give students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration.

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Illinois

19 schools in Illinois offer fully online degree programs in finance. Tuition for these programs ranges from $10,063 to $40,117 a year. Five of the schools on our list have annual tuition rates under $15,000, making them affordable options for students concerned about budget. Notable programs include the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance at Dominican University, which is accredited by the AACSB. Students enrolled in this program will take classes such as Forecasting, Finance in the Health Care Sector, and Derivatives. Students looking for certificate options might be interested in the affordable McHenry County College, which offers accounting, bookkeeping, and tax practitioner certificates.

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Indiana

There are 15 schools in Indiana that offer students the chance to earn a fully online degree in finance. There are degree options range from associate to master's and include certificate programs as well. Tuition for these schools runs from $1,980 a year for a certificate program at the University of Notre Dame to $32,350 a year for undergraduate degrees at Indiana University-Bloomington. Five schools have tuition rates below $15,000 a year. Three schools on our list are accredited by the AACSB: Ball State University, Indiana State University, and Indiana State University-Bloomington. Students enrolled in the finance concentration of Ball State University's online MBA will find that they are able to choose finance coursework that fits in with their individual career goals. Indiana University-Bloomington offers a Master of Science in Finance that features courses focused on the interactions between businesses and their customers, and businesses and other businesses.

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Iowa

12 schools in Iowa offer fully online degree programs in finance. Tuition for these programs ranges from $4,416 a year to $29,448 a year. Seven schools have annual tuition rates that run under $15,000. Students who are interested in earning an associate degree might want to look into the affordable Marshalltown Community College, where they can earn an Associate of Arts in Finance and Banking. Iowa State University is an AACSB accredited school that offers a Master of Family and Consumer Sciences: Family Financial Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Family Financial Planning. Students in the Master's program will take such courses as Insurance Planning for Families, Estate Planning for Families, and Military Personal Financial Readiness, as well as complete a practicum to put their new skills to the test in a real-world setting.

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Kansas

13 schools in Kansas offer fully online degrees in finance. Tuition for these programs ranges from $3,330 a year to $25,580 a year, with ten schools providing affordable options with tuition under $15,000 a year. Students looking to study finance online will find associate, bachelor's, and master's degree options, as well as certificate programs. Barton County Community College and Labette Community College both offer very budget-friendly options for associate degree programs, as each of the schools boasts a tuition rate under $4,000 a year. Students looking to earn an advanced degree may want to look into Fort Hays State University's online MBA program, which offers a concentration in finance. Student reviews give this school a high rating, and class work features courses such as Money and Banking, Financial Institutions, and International Finance.

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Kentucky

There are 15 schools in Kentucky that offer fully online degrees in finance, from the associate level up to a master's. Annual tuition costs for these schools range from $10,063 to $21,192. Ten of the schools have tuition rates that fall under $15,000 a year, making them more affordable than some of the other options on our list. One notable program is the Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration at Morehead State University. This school is the only one on out list that is accredited by the AACSB. Students enrolled in this program will undergo a curriculum aimed at teaching them analytical skills and financial strategies that will help them succeed in their career. Those looking to enhance their resume through earning a certificate will find several options at Bowling Green Technical College, where they can complete programs such as the financial assistant or financial records keeping certificates.

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Louisiana

There are 4 schools in Louisiana that offer fully online degrees in finance. Tuition for these programs ranges from $10,063 a year to $19,479 a year, with two of the schools providing annual tuition under $15,000. Louisiana State University-Shreveport offers a Master of Business Administration with a Finance Specialization that is accredited by the AACSB. Students enrolled in this program will take classes such as Contemporary Issues in Finance, Contemporary Investments, and Financial Markets and Institutions. Students looking to complete a bachelor's degree may want to consider Strayer University's Bachelor of Business Administration finance concentration. This program has a focus on real-world skills building, such as using corporate financial tools, financial report preparation, and risk assessment on potential investments.

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Maine

There are 2 schools in Maine that offer students the option to complete a finance degree fully online. Students have the opportunity to pursue either a bachelor's or a master's degree, and can expect to pay anywhere from $10,105 to $30,990 a year in tuition. Saint Joseph's College offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in banking. This program was designed in partnership with the Center for Financial Training and Education Alliance, and is intended for those working in the banking industry who wish to further their training. Kaplan University offers a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs in finance, such as the Master of Science in Finance, where students will take classes like Retirement Planning, Fixed-Income and Futures Investing, and Risk Analysis and Management.

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Maryland

There are 11 schools in Maryland that have finance degrees available online. Annual tuition for these programs ranges from $10,063 to $45,470. Three schools have tuition rates under $15,000 a year, making them more affordable options for students. Towson University is accredited by the AACSB and has a Master of Business Administration program with a finance concentration that is offered in conjunction with the University of Baltimore, and students can take courses through both schools. Students looking to earn a bachelor's degree have several option, including the Bachelor's of Finance from the University of Maryland-College Park, another AACSB accredited school.

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Massachusetts

There are 11 schools in the state of Massachusetts that offer fully online degrees in finance. Degrees are offered from the associate to the master's level, and include certificate options. Tuition for these programs ranges from $9,235 a year to $44,880 a year. There are affordable options as well, with two schools on our list displaying annual tuition rates at under $15,000. The most affordable option on this list is the New England College of Business and Finance, where a student can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in banking and finance for $9,235 a year. Students in this program will learn about banking principles, consumer credit, modern regulation issues, and more. The University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers an AACSB accredited Master of Science in Finance, where students will take courses such as Financial Risk Management, Corporate Finance, and Bank Management.

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Michigan

16 schools in Michigan offer fully online finance degrees. Tuition for these programs ranges from $5,556 a year to $35,920 a year. Students looking for affordable options can find them, and four of the programs on our list have annual tuition costs under $15,000. Of notes, Baker College Online is one of the more affordable programs, at $8,100 a year, and offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration. Students in this program will learn about the regulatory, economic, legal, and ethical aspects of working in the financial industry. At the AACSB accredited University of Michigan – Dearborn students have the opportunity to earn a dual MBA/Master of Science in Finance. Students will choose either a corporate finance or investments concentration, and over the course of the program they will learn managerial skills as well as specialized skills that they will need to work in the finance industry.

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Minnesota

There are 15 schools in Minnesota that offer fully online degrees in finance. Annual tuition for these programs ranges from $5,301 to $19,805. Many of these programs are quite affordable, with 12 of the schools on our list offering tuition rates that are less than $15,000 a year. Of particular note are the availability of doctorate degrees. Both Capella University and Walden University have them. At Walden, students can enroll in a PhD in Management with a finance concentration or a Doctor of Business Administration with a finance concentration. Students in the Doctor of Business Administration will learn about advanced topics such as hedging, derivatives, and option pricing. There are also options for students enroll in bachelor's degree completion programs, such as Rasmussen College's accelerated bachelor's degree in finance.

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Mississippi

There are 6 schools in Mississippi that offer online degree programs in finance. Degrees can be earned at the associate, bachelor's, and master's level, and there are also certificate options available. Annual tuition for these programs ranges from $4,868 to $19,479. Students who are looking to earn an associate degree have a couple of options. At Antonelli College students can enroll in the Associate of Applied Business in Financial Management program, where they will cover such topics as bill collection, medical billing, tax preparation, and payroll services. Holmes Community College also offers an associate in finance. Students who are looking to take part in a certificate program can do so through the University of Phoenix, which offer a Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate and a Financial Planning Certificate.

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Missouri

14 schools in Missouri offer online degree programs in finance. Tuition for these programs ranges between $6,447 and $24,675 a year. There are several affordable options on this list, and seven of the schools have tuition rates under $15,000 a year. Some notable programs include Columbia College, where students can choose between a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance. Students in both programs will learn how to create financial plans, use financial statements to determine how well a business is doing, oversee business financial operations, and other valuable skills. Those who already have a bachelor's and are looking to pursue an advanced degree might want to consider Park University, which boasts high students reviews and offers a MBA with a finance concentration.

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Montana

There are 2 schools in Montana that offer fully online degree programs in finance. Bachelor's and master's degree are available. Students at Montana State University can complete a Master of Science in Family Financial planning, which will cost them around $16,549 a year. Those who complete the degree will have fulfilled the educational requirements that they will need in order to get the Certified Financial Planner credential. If a student wishes to complete their own research they will have the opportunity to do so at Montana State through the professional paper/project degree completion track. Charter College Online offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an Accounting Certificate, and tuition there will cost students around $19,882.

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Nebraska

9 schools in Nebraska offer students the chance to earn a degree in finance entirely online. Annual tuition rates for these programs start at $3,803 a year and top off at $34,330. Six of the schools on our list have tuition that runs under $15,000 a year, so there are several affordable options for students on a budget. One notable school is the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, which is accredited by the AACSB and offers two graduate finance degrees; students can choose from the MBA with a concentration in finance or the Master of Science in Family Financial Planning. Students in the MS program will learn the skills they need to earn the Certified Financial Planner credential. Creighton University also offers a Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program accredited by the AACSB.

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Nevada

There are 3 schools in Nevada that offer fully online degree programs in finance. Tuition for these programs runs from $10,063 to $19,479 a year. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate, bachelor's, master's, or certificate, depending on their educational and career goals and needs. At DeVry University, students can enroll in the Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration, or the Master of Accounting and Financial Management. DeVry University has a high student satisfaction rating, and students in the master's program can specialize their degree with a focus in Finance, Certified Fraud Examiner, or CPA Exam Preparation. Students looking for a more affordable option might look in to the University of Phoenix, which has annual undergraduate tuition rates between $10,063 and $12,400 a year.

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New Hampshire

5 schools in New Hampshire have fully online degree programs in finance. Degrees can be found at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and tuition runs from $7,545 to $33,000 a year. The most affordable option for undergraduate programs on our list is Granite State College, which offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance at a tuition rate of $7,545 a year. The program is designed for students who already have an associate degree in a related field or work experience to advance their skill set. Students will learn how to lead organizations, communicate financial information to various types of audiences, manage budgets, and other related skills. Those who are looking to earn an advanced graduate degree will find several options at Southern New Hampshire University - Online Grad, which offers, among other degrees, a Master of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance.

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New Jersey

There are 7 schools in New Jersey that provide fully online finance degrees to students. Students have the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees online, and tuition ranges from $8,395 to $35,820 a year. Two of the schools on our list offer tuition rates that fall under $15,000 a year, making them more affordable options. Thomas Edison State University has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a finance concentration that is geared toward working adults who either already work in the banking industry or who want to start working in the banking industry. Students will take such courses as Principles of Finance, Business Law, Managerial Accounting, and others; they will also complete a capstone project. The New Jersey Institute of Technology is the only school on our list that is accredited by the AACSB, and it offers a Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration, and a Finance for Managers certificate.

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New Mexico

5 schools in New Mexico offer online degree programs in finance. Students have the opportunity to pursue an associate, a bachelor's, a master's, or a certificate. Tuition for these programs is also quite affordable, with four of the five schools listing average annual tuition rates under $15,000. Overall, tuition costs range from $6,447 to $19,479 a year. The University of the Southwest offers an MBA with a finance concentration, which students can finish in as little a year. Students also have the added bonus of receiving all of their textbooks and a Google Chromebook as part of their tuition. Bachelor's degree-seeking students might look into National American University online, a budget-friendly option that offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a financial management concentration.

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New York

There are 14 schools in New York that students can choose from when looking to complete a finance degree online. Annual tuition rates for these programs range from $11,351 to $49,138, with three schools providing more affordable options with tuition rates under $15,000 a year. One notable program is the Marist College MBA with a financial management concentration, which is accredited by the AACSB. Students enrolled in this program will gain the knowledge and expertise needed to work in a variety of industries, such as brokerage firms, insurance companies, and non-profit organizations. Those who are looking to earn a bachelor's degree with an international focus might consider SUNY College of Technology at Canton, which offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration, and in which many students from the around the world are enrolled. Currently, the school states that twelve students form Moscow State University in Russia are taking part in the program.

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North Carolina

16 schools in North Carolina offer online degree programs in finance. Undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are available, and tuition costs range from $6,440 to $30,122 a year. There are many affordable options on our list as well, with 10 of the programs providing annual tuition rates under $15,000. One notable school is the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, which is accredited by the AACSB and also has an affordable tuition rate of $14,315 a year for undergraduates and $14,570 a year for graduate students. MBA students at Pembroke can choose a concentration in financial services, where they can take such classes as Legal Issues for Managers, Behavioral Finance, and Services Marketing. Individuals who want to add to their resume by earning a certificate have several options, such as the bookkeeping certificate at Southeastern Community College or the financial accounting certificate from Alamance Community College.

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North Dakota

4 schools in North Dakota provide students with the option to earn a degree in finance online. Students can choose from bachelor's degree options and certificate programs, and tuition runs from $6,086 to $18,242 a year. Four of the five schools have tuition rates under $15,000, offering students affordable choices. At Dickinson State University students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance, where they will learn skills such as how to increase the effectiveness of organizations, tools for financial management, and other skills that will help them to advance in their careers within the financial industry. At North Dakota State University, students can earn a Family Financial Planning Graduate Certificate with an emphasis on either financial and housing counseling or financial planning.

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Ohio

There are 19 schools in Ohio that offer online degree programs in finance. Annual tuition for these programs starts at $5,791 and tops out at $30,290. Six of the schools on our list have tuition rates that fall under $15,000 a year, making them more affordable options for students. One notable program is Youngstown State University's Master of Arts in Financial Economics, which is accredited by the AACSB. This program focuses on such subjects as the analysation of macro and microeconomic models, how to use statistical software, and other concepts that will help students to understand economic theory. Those who are interested in accounting as well as finance may want to check out Hiram College's Bachelor's of Accounting and Financial Management.

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Oklahoma

7 schools in Oklahoma offer online degree programs in finance. Students have the opportunity to pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificate programs. Tuition rates range from $6,447 to $22,252 a year, with three schools offering affordable rates under $15,000 a year. One notable program is the Family and Financial Planning Certificate available through Oklahoma State University. This program is designed for students who need to complete graduate classes in order to qualify to take the Certified Financial Planner exam. Oklahoma State is accredited by the AACSB. Students who are interested in earning their degree from a school with a Christian focus might be interested in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a finance concentration from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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Oregon

There are 7 schools in the state of Oregon that offer fully online degrees in finance. Annual tuition rates run from $6,447 to $27,492, with two schools listing tuition rates under $15,000 a year. Students can find degrees from the associate level to the master's, as well as certificate programs. At Concordia University, students can earn an MBA in finance that emphasizes teaching students skills that will lead them to be ethical leaders in the financial industry. Students who are looking into a bachelor's program and who are worried about finances may want to consider National American University, where they can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in financial management, and where undergraduate tuition is $6,447 a year.

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Pennsylvania

21 schools in Pennsylvania offer online degrees in finance. Degrees are available from the associate to the doctoral level, and tuition ranges from $10,063 a year to $47,642 a year. There are some affordable options, with three schools listing annual tuition rates under $15,000, and six more offering rates under $20,000. Students who are looking for an advanced degree options have the unique opportunity to earn an online doctorate from American College, which offers a PhD program in Financial and Retirement planning. Students in this program will undergo a curriculum aimed at turning them into ethical leaders in the financial industry who will add to the Body of Knowledge through research and leadership. It is the only school that offers a doctoral program with a retirement planning emphasis. Additionally, there are seven schools on our list accredited by the AACSB, including Carnegie Mellon University, Lehigh University, and the University of Scranton.

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rhode-island

1 school in Rhode Island offers a fully online finance degree. Johnson and Wales University offers four different master's degree programs: a Master of Business Administration in Finance, a Master of Science in Finance, A Master of Science in Finance with a CFP Certification Professional Education Program emphasis, and a Master of Science in Finance with a Financial Planning emphasis. Tuition averages $10,533 a year. Students in the Master of Science programs can finish the program in 15 months, while students in the MBA program can finish in 18 months. Students in the Master of Science program also have the opportunity to take classes that will qualify then to become a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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South Carolina

There are 6 schools in South Carolina that have fully online degree programs in finance. Undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are available. Tuition for these schools ranges from $10,063 to $22,090 a year, with two schools offering a tuition rate below $15,000. Students at Charleston Southern University can earn a Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration, where they will take classes such as Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Planning, and International Business and Trade. Students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree may want to look in to the Bachelor of Business Administration-Finance available at Limestone College, or the Bachelor of Business administration with a banking concentration available at Strayer University.

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South Dakota

There are 5 schools in South Dakota that provide students with the opportunity to earn a finance degree online. All of the schools offer affordable tuition rates under $15,000 dollars, with annual rates starting at $4,632 and running up to $12,891. One notable school is the University of South Dakota, which is the only one on this list accredited by the AACSB. Students at this school can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with a finance concentration, or a Master of Business Administration – Business Analytics Specialization. Students in the bachelor's program will take such classes as Public Finance, International Trade, and Economics for Managers. Students looking to advance in a banking career might be interested in Northern State University's Master of Science in Banking and Finance.

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Tennessee

There are 10 schools in Tennessee that offer online degree programs in finance. Tuition for these programs ranges from $10,063 to $24,960 a year. Two schools offer tuition rates under $15,000 a year. Students who are looking for an associate degree option might check out Southwest Tennessee Community College's Associate of Applied Science in Business and Commerce - Banking and Finance Concentration, which is the most affordable option on this list. Professionals who already have work experience in the financial industry may be interested in The University of Tennessee-Martin's AACSB accredited Master of Business Administration for Financial Services Professionals. This program take 20 months to complete and is aimed at helping professionals advance in their career, and students will take such classes as Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Organizational Theory and Design, and Operations Management.

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Texas

There are 25 schools in Texas that offer fully online degrees in finance. Degrees can be found from the associate to the master's level, and there are also certificate programs available. Tuition for these programs ranges from $6,447 a year to $33,842 a year. There are several affordable options on this list, and eight schools offer tuition that runs under $15,000 a year. One notable program is the Master of Business Administration in General Management - Finance Concentration offered by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Not only is UTPB accredited by the AACSB, but the degree is affordable, with annual tuition at $10,567 a year. Students enrolled in this program will undergo a curriculum that helps to prepare them for such careers as corporate financial manager, financial consultant, investor relations manager, and other related occupations. UTPB is not the only AACSB accredited finance program available in Texas; there are a total of 10 schools with this prestigious accreditation, including West Texas A&M University and the University of Dallas.

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Utah

There are 4 schools in Utah that offer fully online degrees in finance. Annual tuition for these programs ranges from $10,063 to $19,479. One school, the University of Phoenix, has an average yearly tuition rate below $15,000, while the remaining schools all have tuition rates that run under $20,000 a year. Associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs can all be found at one or more school on this list. Students who are interested in earning a bachelor's degree may be interested in DeVry University's Bachelor of Business Administration-Finance Specialization. Students at DeVry rate is highly in their reviews, and those who enroll in the BA program will have the opportunity to take part in experiential learning, which will help them to apply their knowledge to real-world settings. Bachelor's students take classes such as International Financial Management, Fixed Income Securities and Credit Analysis, and International Financial Management. At the University of Phoenix, those who are looking for a certificate program can earn a Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate, or a Financial Planning Certificate.

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vermont

There is 1 school in Vermont which offers the chance to earn a fully online degree in finance. Norwich University offers two finance degrees: the Master of Business Administration - Finance Concentration and the Master of Public Administration - Fiscal Management Concentration. Annual tuition for these programs averages $17,673. Student reviews give Norwich University an average of 4/5 stars, and it has a recommendation rate of 89 percent. Students in the MBA program will take such classes as Multinational Business Finance and Strategic Management in Business, and they will also complete an independent research project. In the MPA program, the fiscal management concentration includes the classes Public Organization Financial Management and Certified Government Financial Manager Studies, the latter of which prepares students to take the Certified Government Financial Manager exam.

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Virginia

11 schools in Virginia offer fully online degree programs in finance. Tuition for these programs ranges from $8,411 to $24,210 a year, and three of the programs have average annual tuition costs that run under $15,000. One notable school is the University of Potomac Online, which offers four different bachelor's degree aimed at students looking to study finance: the Bachelor of Science in Accounting- Finance Concentration, the Bachelor of Science in Business-Finance Concentration, the Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management-Finance Concentration, and the Bachelor of Science in International Business-Finance Concentration. Students who are interested in attending an AACSB accredited university can apply to Old Dominion University, where they can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in finance. Students in this program will take classes such as Principles of Insurance and Risk Management, Financial Decision Making, and Urban Economics, and they will also have the opportunity to complete an internship.

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Washington

In the state of Washington there are 10 schools that offer fully online degree programs in finance. Programs can be found at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with certificate programs also available. Tuition costs range from $4,687 a year to $31,971 a year, with three of the schools offering annual tuition that runs under $15,000. Students enrolled in Washington State University's AACSB accredited online MBA with a finance concentration will study international and domestic finance, financial analytics, financial predictions, and more. City University in Seattle has earned an average of nearly 4/5 stars in student satisfaction reviews, and offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - International Finance and a Graduate Certificate in Finance.

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Washington D.C.

6 schools in Washington D.C. offer fully online degrees in finance. Annual tuition rates for these schools range from $10,063 to $47,343, with two schools offering tuition rates under $15,000. One notable program is Georgetown University's Executive Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Securities & Financial Regulation. The school is accredited by the AACSB, and this part-time program can be completed in about three years. Students in this program will take such advanced coursework as Fraud and Fiduciary Duties, Federal Regulation of Financial Institutions, and Takeovers, Mergers and Acquisitions. This school also offers a Master of Science in Finance. Students who wish to earn their MBA might be interested in George Washington University or the University of the Potomac Online, both of which offer fully online Master of Business Administration degrees with a finance concentration.

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West Virginia

There are 4 schools in West Virginia that offer finance degrees in a fully online format. Annual tuition costs for these school run from $6,400 to $19,479. There are associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees available. The most affordable school on our list is American Public University System, where students have the opportunity to earn a Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration. Students in this program will cover such topics as investment valuations, security markets, portfolio management, and commercial bank management. Bachelor's degree programs are also available online, like the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance offered through Salem International University Online.

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Wisconsin

There are 16 schools on our list of colleges and universities that offer fully online finance degrees in the state of Wisconsin. Tuition for these programs ranges from $5,722 a year to $25,160 a year. There are several affordable options on this list, with eight of the schools reporting annual tuition rates under $15,000 a year. Degrees are available at the undergraduate and graduate level, and there are certificate programs offered as well. One notable school is the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the only school on this list to hold the prestigious AACSB accreditation. The university offers a MBA with a finance concentration, where students will take such classes as Portfolio Theory and Practice, Multinational Business Finance, and Capital Budgeting. Students who are interested in building their resume through completing a certificate program might be interested in Fox Valley Technical College's Certificate in Fundamentals of Financial Fraud Detection, or Wisconsin Lutheran College's Certificate in Financial Planning.

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wyoming

There is 1 school in Wyoming that offers a fully online degree program in finance. The University of Phoenix offers bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs. It is an affordable school, with tuition costs averaging between $10,063 and $12,400 for undergraduate programs and $13,303 and $17,753 for graduate programs. At the bachelor's level, students can complete a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in finance, while graduate students can earn their MBA with a finance concentration. Certificates in Bookkeeping Fundamentals and Financial Planning are also available. On average, students give the University of Phoenix a nearly 4/5 star satisfaction rating.

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Overview of Available Online Finance Degrees

Undergraduate finance degree programs cover the fundamentals of accounting, business management, economics, and finance. The associate degree curriculum introduces students to key areas in the field such as financial institutions, financial statement analysis, global economic trends, and investments. Bachelor’s programs offer students the opportunity to specialize in a specific area that represents their career interests. This may include analysis for financial management, ethics and enterprise, financial markets and institutions, and investments and portfolio management. Bachelor’s programs usually include a capstone course, which requires students to complete a business project.

Master’s programs allow students to expand their undergraduate knowledge base. The core of the finance master's program includes courses in advanced business and finance areas such as financial accounting, econometrics, and financial modeling. Other common courses include international finance, corporate finance, and risk management. The curriculum of doctoral programs integrates theory, research and students’ personal reflection with practice. Doctoral students are also required to take a comprehensive exam, conduct an original research project, and write a dissertation. Those who study at the graduate level can apply their advanced knowledge in finance to professional roles in consultancy, corporate finance, investments, personal finance, research, and teaching.

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Online Associate Degree in Finance

Professionals in finance help people analyze and improve their economic situation. Many individuals take the first step in continuing their education in this field by pursuing an associate degree at a distance learning school or traditional community or junior college. These programs typically consists of 60 to 64 credits and will only accept candidates with high school diplomas or GED certificates. There are two types of associate degree programs in finance: Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science. The former is designed to be a stepping stone to getting a bachelor's degree, while the latter focuses on preparing individuals to go straight into the workforce after graduation.

Regardless of the result, all associate degree programs in finance are designed to equip students with decision-making skills, management capabilities, and interpersonal skills. Individuals learn how to devise budget plans, utilize business communication practices, and carry out other varied job responsibilities under the direction of management. Major topics that are discussed include corporate finance, investment principles, credit analysis, microeconomics, business law and ethics, and financial accounting.

Associate-level finance graduates may work in private or corporate settings, manufacturing, retail, government, or technical services. Associate degree holders may find jobs as credit or insurance analysts, loan processors, or financial planners. It's important to know that your chances of getting promoted to supervisory or management positions in these areas are contingent upon your willingness to continue your education and obtain a bachelor's degree.

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Online Bachelor's Degree in Finance

The bachelor’s degree in finance combines a core of business classes with the financial skills to develop financial reports, analyze financial data, and wisely invest a business or organization’s capital. These four-year programs are often offered through the business school of a traditional college or university and require about 120 credit hours of coursework. As with most bachelor’s programs, applicants will need a high school diploma or the equivalent to apply.

The finance bachelor’s includes a set of general education courses, the business foundation, and the finance specialization. General education courses in topics like humanities, math, and English support critical thinking abilities and general college-level reasoning skills. The business core is an interdisciplinary set of classes that helps students understand a functioning business from many angles. Common courses include marketing, accounting, economics, leadership, and organizational behavior. Finance specialization classes include managerial finance, investing, financial institutions, and risk and insurance.

The broad yet practical skill set of the finance bachelor’s degree is useful for entering a number of professions. Graduates could go on to become financial analysts, budget analysts, or financial managers within a business, helping the organization interpret its financial situation and prepare for the future. Other graduates go on to become stock brokers, insurance underwriters, or personal financial advisors. The quantitative analysis and business skills of the finance program can be applied to a wide variety of careers.

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Online Master's Degree in Finance

Online Master of Arts degree programs in finance introduce students to advanced theories in financial instruments, investing, and financial markets. Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees in finance provides a core of practical business classes, along with a focus in the skills for interpreting financial systems. To earn a master’s degree in finance, students spend two to three years completing the required coursework; most programs require 10-20 courses. Applicants typically need a bachelor's degree, previous coursework in economics and statistics, and GRE or GMAT scores. Students may also be required to have a year or more of professional business experience before applying to MBA programs.

Different finance master's degrees may have different curriculum focuses. For example, some emphasize quantitative understanding of financial instruments, while others emphasize finance integrated with strategic business principles. Some programs include a set course schedule, while others allow students to choose electives in their professional area. Possible electives include bond markets, negotiation, corporate financial policy, and game theory. Most master's programs require that students complete a thesis, which involves a significant amount of research in a particular area of finance theory or practice.

The core of the online MBA degree covers an array of business topics, which discuss nearly every aspect of running a successful enterprise. Courses in leadership and communication areas, such as decision making, leading people, and organizational behavior, discuss the skills for managing employees and organizations. Quantitative courses like data analysis, economics, and financial decision making discuss the critical thinking and math skills necessary to maintain an organization’s financial integrity. Courses in areas like marketing and international business discuss more specialized aspects of promoting a business and integrating it into a global landscape.

Many online master's programs require that students complete an internship in a finance setting; online schools place students in businesses in their local community. Some online business programs require on-site attendance once or several times during the degree program where students visit campus to listen to seminars and meet their cohort.

With a master’s degree in finance, graduates may qualify for positions as financial analysts, stock brokers, budget analysts, personal financial advisors, risk managers, or financial managers. Financial professionals work for investment companies, banks, accounting agencies, the government, and for individual businesses and corporations. Other possible places of employment include hedge funds, investment banks, corporate finance departments, consulting firms, and economic development settings. Those with many years of professional experience can become independent consultants.

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Online Doctorate Degree in Finance

Students in the finance doctoral program take advanced courses in a variety of finance areas while also honing their independent research skills. Finance PhDs require anywhere from three to eight years of coursework. Students complete 10-20 classes (usually one to two per semester), write a dissertation, and teach undergraduate courses, depending on their commitment level and the program they choose. All doctoral applicants must have bachelor's degrees, and most programs require undergraduate classes in statistics, math, and economics. Some programs require that applicants have a relevant master's degree and professional experience, as well.

Most doctoral programs in finance include a strong base of coursework in quantitative methods, statistics, financial modeling, financial institutions, and economics. Other common courses discuss international, government, corporate, personal, and non-profit finance. Graduates understand the banking system and the stock market, along with the techniques for managing budgets and investments. The dissertation project is a main component of the finance PhD and requires students to develop a research project in a particular finance area. Many programs expect students to write and publish papers during the first two years of the degree in order to prepare for the lengthier dissertation project.

Doctorate programs in finance are often designed to prepare graduates for the research and teaching involved in college faculty positions. Graduates can apply for assistant professor and other tenure-track positions at colleges and universities. Others can use the credential to aim for executive roles in financial institutions, such as banks and hedge funds. Others may become corporate administrators and government consultants.

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Accreditation for Online Finance Degrees

When researching potential online finance degrees, it's important to choose a program that has been accredited. Accreditation is a designation granted to degree programs and institutions that meet high academic standards with regard to their curricula, faculty members, student resources, and research capabilities. Institutional accreditation means that the entire school has been accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency, and programmatic accreditation means that one particular degree program has been accredited.

Accreditation of either the school or the degree program you choose can help you feel confident that you're going to receive a high-quality education and that your degree will be valued by future employers. Attending an accredited school is also necessary if you plan to apply for federal financial aid or graduate school.

Finance degree programs are often accredited by agencies that specialize in business programs, such as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). Both of these agencies are recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) as being trustworthy accrediting bodies. It's wise to visit the USDE's accreditation database before submitting an admissions application for any degree program you may be considering. Please visit Guide to Online Schools' accreditation section for more information about the benefits of accreditation.

Certifications for Online Finance Graduates

While completing an undergraduate or graduate a degree in finance will entail intensive business training, many employers also require specific certifications, depending on the field of work. Certifications are designed to help professionals maintain a high level of integrity in specific financial areas. Since the large number of finance certifications can be overwhelming, we've highlighted a few of the most popular ones here.

Actuary Certifications: Actuarial science, the study of risk management, is a major aspect of financial management for businesses. While many finance majors are well trained in calculating risk and expected returns, obtaining an actuarial certification signals to employers one’s proficiency in the field. In the United States, different certifications are required for different careers. For example, a certification from the American Academy of Actuaries is required for anyone to sign official actuarial opinions. Another form of actuarial certification comes from the Casualty Actuarial Society, which certifies its holders to assess property and casualty risk.

Certified Managerial Accountant: The certified managerial accountant (CMA) certification is another certification that financiers may choose. As finance majors, most people are well exposed to accounting methods, such as time value of money or double-entry bookkeeping. The CMA certification stresses a higher level of business administration, which emphasizes accountancy methods with different aspects of business such as financial planning, operations management, and professional ethics in addition to proficiency in accounting methods.

Chartered Financial Analyst: The CFA is a certification for finance and investment professionals. The certification assures that its holders are adept in concepts of portfolio management and financial analysis, along with general training in economics and business ethics. With high standards for passing, this certification is coveted by many employers for upper-level positions in the field of finance.

Careers in Finance

Finance careers attract many people, due to the challenging, lucrative nature of the work. There are many different roles in business and finance that might interest finance graduates, depending on their skill set and preferred work environment. Administration, money management, employee management, and investment management are just a few of the major career areas within this field.

Most entry-level business and finance positions, such as HR generalist, administrative manager, and financial manager, require a bachelor's degree. Depending on the particular business and finance career you hope to pursue, a major in business administration, finance, economics, mathematics, or information technology could be good preparation. Getting practical training through an internship, co-op work experience, or externship is highly recommended during a business bachelor's program.

Some higher-level positions, such as investment broker, financial analyst, and management executive roles, require a master's degree. The Master of Business Administration, which includes two to three years of practical business training, is great preparation and highly valued in the business world.

Administrative Roles

  • Administrative Services Manager: These managers coordinate the different services and actions necessary to keep a business running on a day-to-day basis. In a small business, these managers may perform many different tasks, from hiring employees, to buying supplies, to keeping financial records. In larger businesses, administrators specialize in a particular management area.
  • Facility Manager: Facility managers take care of the buildings and grounds associated with a business. They make sure that utilities are working properly, that the building is secure, and that building standards are up to code.
  • Human Resources Manager: HR managers act as liaisons between a business's management and its employees. They recruit, hire, and train new employees, and they administer employees' compensation and benefits packages. In larger organizations, HR managers typically specialize in a particular HR sub-area.
  • Information Technology Manager: IT managers oversee information systems and IT workers in an organization. They install and maintain computers and networks, manage IT projects, and train employees in the organization's information systems.
  • Medical and Health Services Manager: Healthcare managers work in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, and other medical settings. They hire and coordinate clinical care workers, manage records, and oversee the maintenance of the facility.
  • Purchasing Manager: These managers buy products for a variety of businesses for a variety of purposes. They may purchase goods for wholesale or retail sale, or for repurposing. Purchasing managers compare products and negotiate with vendors in order to obtain the best price possible for their organization.

Finance Roles

  • Budget Analyst: Budget analysts act as consultants to help businesses, non-profits, and government agencies appropriately use their funds. They help organizations decide which projects deserve funding, and how funding should match up with an organization's goals.
  • Financial Analyst: Financial analysts help businesses and individuals decide which investments to make. They work with an organization to determine its time frame, investment goals, and risk tolerance to pick stocks and bonds that will generate appropriate returns.
  • Financial Manager: Financial managers make sure that the funds in an organization are managed appropriately. They create financial reports, direct funds to different projects, oversee the flow of cash, and purchase appropriate insurance.
  • Personal Financial Advisors: Personal financial advisors work with individuals and families to help them plan for their financial goals. They help their clients budget enough money for retirement and college expenses and help them choose investments or other financial instruments.
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