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Online Bachelor’s in Financial Services

Discover a different approach to seek advancement in financial services. You can earn an online financial services degree that blends finance insights with key marketing and management skills to respond to employer demands. Join us, and access a program that incorporates input from financial leaders and helps you prepare to steer companies with market-driven financial planning skills.

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Why Earn Your Online Financial Services Degree?

When you earn your online financial services degree, you gain convenient access to courses taught by experts in the industry. Based on their insights, our curriculum is designed to help you develop a broad perspective on how financial planning, business, and marketing combine to drive success.

Our financial services degree begins by helping you build a strong core of business skills. From there, you study advanced financial theory in courses that cover financial institutions, securities/investments, money and banking, portfolio management, and more. It provides options so you can develop additional skills in marketing, or even prepare to take the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam.

It’s our goal to help you focus on the front lines of financial services. Here, you can connect to respected financial experts on our faculty and benefit from our partnerships with global financial companies. When you complete the program, you can emerge ready to pursue success in commercial banking, stock brokerage, corporate finance, and other growing fields.

Online Financial Services Degree Curriculum

The online bachelor’s degree in financial services is designed to help you develop key business and marketing skills that you can apply in the financial services industry. It includes general education, the financial services major, electives, and business core.

Our curriculum provides a uniquely blended focus that combines finance theory with marketing applications. It can help you troubleshoot contemporary problems through research during your business capstone, and graduates can emerge prepared to provide financial planning and consultation in a range of settings.

Qualified online financial services degree students can satisfy the general education requirement through transfer credits to complete the program sooner.

Business Core Courses — Develop your competency in core financial principles and how they are applied in the business world as you study accounting, micro and macroeconomics, statistics, and marketing, as well as supporting curriculum in management and business law.

Financial Services Major Courses — Further develop your understanding of finance by reviewing topics such as investment strategy, securities analysis, money and banking, wealth management, sales, marketing, and trade.

What Can You Do with Your Online Financial Services Degree?

Your online bachelor’s degree in financial services can help you qualify for many jobs in the finance industry, including investment advisory, banking, insurance, portfolio management, and more. The curriculum is based upon input from leaders in financial services, including leading banks and financial companies. It’s designed to help you provide comprehensive services to protect the interests of today’s employers.

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Financial services sales
  • Mortgage services
  • Bank branch operations and management
  • Financial planning
  • Personal financial advising
  • Investment advisory firms
  • Customer services
  • Commercial banks
  • Portfolio management
  • Insurance firms
  • Governmental regulatory firms

Career opportunities for online financial services degree graduates:

  • Account Executive
  • Financial Consultant
  • Personal Banker
  • Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Specialist
  • Client Manager
  • Investment Officer
  • Financial Services Representative
Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

Flexible, affordable — and 100% online

100% online coursework.
No campus visits required.

Complete your capstone focused on a unique case.

Get supportive and attentive faculty support.
Discuss your goals with dedicated faculty, who can help you connect the curriculum to your career vision.

Study at a respected school.
Join Maryville University, which ranks among Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” and the best values in private colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Get the support you need.
Apply to be considered for financial aid and get transfer credits for eligible courses.

What’s the market outlook
for online financial services degree graduates?

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Extraordinary growth.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for personal financial advisors will grow by 7% from 2018 to 2028. There are also projected to be more opportunities for financial analysts (6%), and financial services sales agents (4%).

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Higher earnings.

Median salaries in financial services can exceed $100,000. Top-paying jobs that typically require a bachelor’s degree include financial manager ($129,890), personal financial advisor ($87,850), and a financial analyst ($85,660).* Higher earnings can be sought in services related to securities and commodity contracts, as well as in professional services.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Leadership opportunities.

Leadership positions in financial services can lead to even higher earnings, particularly for those pursuing management positions in securities and commodities exchanges ($179,610 median salary), computer systems design ($155,900) and companies and enterprises ($147,150).* Note that these positions may require additional education, but a BS in Financial Services can provide you with the foundation to pursue graduate studies.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why Choose Maryville University’s Online Financial Services Degree?

At Maryville University, we recognize that financial services is about more than just planning. It’s also about sales, marketing, and leadership. That’s why we developed an online financial services degree that goes beyond a basic finance degree by providing an interdisciplinary approach to coursework. Our graduates can emerge with a richer perspective of how financial services work.

Our online financial services degree offers you options to diversify your background with key marketing or leadership skills identified via strong partnerships in the financial world. It gives you access to convenient online courses in portfolio management, internet marketing, sales management, and more.

Maryville University was founded in 1872 and has been connecting motivated professionals with industry expertise ever since. We’re proud of our reputation for quality academics, accelerated growth, and affordability, because it demonstrates our devotion to advancing students like you. That’s why 96% of our online undergraduate program graduates find a new career in their chosen field or enroll in advanced education programs within six months of graduation.

Your financial services degree goes further.

Earning your online financial services degree can lead you to ventures that require an expanded skill set. Whether you plan to pursue a leadership role, entrepreneurship, or additional specialty, you have the option to take your education further.

At Maryville, your financial services degree can qualify you for early access to online master’s degrees in business administration, accounting, business data analytics, and more.

When you’re ready to advance your education, consider these online graduate program options:

MBA, with your choice of twelve concentrations, including financial services.

MS in Accounting, which can help you qualify for CPA certification with Becker CPA Exam preparation coursework.

MS in Business Data Analytics, which can help prepare you for Microsoft SQL or AZURE certification exams.

MA in Management and Leadership, with options to create your own career path from areas like human resource management, executive management, and more.

Apply to the online financial services degree program at Maryville University.