Bachelor of Arts in Finance

Bring Your Future Into Focus

Become the Financial Guru Businesses Need

All businesses—no matter their size or their profit margins—benefit from the work of acute finance professionals. By developing key financial, economic, and analytical skills in Wilson College Online’s Bachelor of Arts in Finance program, you can position yourself to be a knowledgeable and highly desired finance professional.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum will introduce you to all of the skills you’ll need to be successful in finance, from portfolio management and financial forecasting to data analysis and cross-team communication. You’ll also develop an informed ethical perspective to ensure you’re using your newfound financial acumen to drive socially conscious solutions.

Get Ready for a Career in Finance

You can become a good finance professional if you focus solely on financial principles—but you can become great if you expand your focus into economics, data, and critical thinking. With Wilson College Online’s B.A. in Finance, you’ll develop the precise knowledge and skills that will transform you into a great finance professional—skills like:

  • Macro- and microeconomics
  • Data analysis
  • Banking
  • Business and financial management
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking

What Will You Do With Your Finance Degree?

Our finance degree boasts an interdisciplinary curriculum that blends business, finance, economics, and mathematics, providing you with a toolkit to further your career.

With a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wilson College, your career opportunities may include:

  • Personal financial adviser
  • Loan officer
  • Credit analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Financial manager
  • Stockbroker—and many more professions

Curriculum & Courses

Major Requirements

The following are the major's requirements. Students must also fulfill all other requirements in the degree to obtain 120 credits for graduation.

Required Courses

ACC 105

Financial Accounting

3 credit hours

ACC 106

Managerial Accounting

3 credit hours

BUS 305

Quantitative Methods for Business

3 credit hours

BUS 311

Business Environment and Public Policy

3 credit hours

BUS 328

International Business

3 credit hours

BUS 355

Internship or any 300-level course in Accounting, Finance, or Management.

3 credit hours

BUS 413

Strategic Management

3 credit hours

ECO 101

Intro to Macroeconomics

3 credit hours

ECO 102

Intro to Microeconomics

3 credit hours

ECO 204

Money and Banking

3 credit hours

FIN 103

Principles of Finance

3 credit hours

FIN 240

Corporate Finance Fundamentals

3 credit hours

FIN 327

International Finance

3 credit hours

FIN 340


3 credit hours

MAT 103

College Algebra

3 credit hours

MAT 115

Introductory Statistics

3 credit hours

PHI 226

Business Ethics

3 credit hours

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RLS 226

Business Ethics

3 credit hours

Tuition and Financial Aid

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Summer ’24: $370 per credit hour Fall ’24: $380 per credit hour

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6-14 credits per semester

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Financial assistance and payment plans available

Wilson College Online is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. We’re proud to offer online courses at under $400 per credit hour as a private college—which is lower than the national average cost of four-year public universities.

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Personal Learning Environment

Our 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures every student gets the individualized attention they deserve.

Flexible Coursework

Flexible Coursework

Asynchronous coursework allows you to work at your own pace with no set class times—enabling you to earn a degree when and where it makes sense for you.

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Attentive Faculty

Our devoted faculty truly care about your success, both in the classroom and beyond. Their virtual door is always open for mentorship, career advice, and academic support.

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Regional Recognition

Wilson College provides the opportunity for transformative education, which is why U.S. News named the institution among the Top Performers on Social Mobility in the North.

Ethical Education

Ethical Education

Our liberal studies emphasis creates agents of justice who fuel meaningful positive change in society. You’ll learn to put your accounting degree toward social good.

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Sense of Belonging

Our online programs honor Wilson’s rich history of providing accessible and inclusive education. No matter your background, you belong at Wilson.

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We know you're more than just a student and you have many responsibilities outside of school. That’s why we offer flexible, asynchronous online courses that allow you to study at your own pace, on your own schedule.

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What You Need for Admission

We believe in equitable education and the individuality of every student. Each student has had their own experiences that have led them to Wilson, and those specific experiences should be weighed when a student is applying for admission.

That’s why Wilson College Online reviews every application on a holistic, case-by-case basis, without any steadfast GPA or standardized test score requirements. Every student's application is assessed solely on their own merits, not against any hardline admission requirements.

Required Documents for
First-Time-in-College Applicants

  • Official high school transcript

Required Documents for
Transfer Applicants

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript(s)

About Wilson College

Initially founded as an all-women’s college in 1869, Wilson College’s mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention and support to ensure our students succeed.

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