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Your online financial services degree goes further.

Maryville University offers a unique online bachelor’s in finance degree. Developed with input from industry leaders, our 100% online program blends finance insights with key marketing and management skills to give you a broad perspective on driving organizational success.

First, you’ll build a strong core of business skills. From there, you’ll study advanced financial theory in courses that cover financial institutions, securities and investments, money and banking, portfolio management, and more. Myriad electives give you options to develop additional skills in marketing or even prepare to take the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam.

Careers for those with a bachelor’s in finance include:

  • Mortgage services
  • Bank branch operations and management
  • Financial planning
  • Personal financial advising
  • Portfolio management

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Why choose our bachelor’s in finance?

A finance degree can equip you with valuable skills in accounting, statistics, analytics, risk management, and more, qualifying you for a wide range of careers in business and finance. In fact, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance offers one of the greatest returns on investment in higher education. It opens the door to potentially high-paying entry-level positions and prepares students for advanced study in graduate programs.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Access coursework 100% online

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Apply with no application fee and entrance exams

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Explore financial aid and eligible transfer credit options

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Start annually in fallspring, or summer

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Get practical experience from financial planning projects, case studies, and more

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Eligible for Early Access – get a head start on your graduate degree

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Developed with input from financial services leaders, including top banking institutions, our online finance degree curriculum offers a unique blend of finance theory and key business and marketing skills to help you provide expert financial services in a range of settings. The program spans 128 credit hours, including general education courses, financial services major courses, business core courses, and electives.

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


Business Core Courses — Learn core financial principles and how to apply them in the business world as you study accounting, micro- and macroeconomics, statistics, and marketing, as well as management and business law.

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

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What is the SIE Exam?

Offered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam assesses a prospective securities industry professional’s knowledge of basic industry information. Topics include fundamental concepts for working in the industry, such as types of products and their risks, the structure of markets, regulatory agencies and their functions, and prohibited practices.

The SIE Exam is open to anyone age 18 or older, including students and prospective candidates who wish to demonstrate their knowledge to employers. No association with a firm is required, and results are valid for four years.

Ask our advisors how the BS in Finance program can help prepare you to take the SIE Exam.

Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

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