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A Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance degree from GCU prepares graduates to work in the financial world. Finance degree majors learn about industries including financial services, wealth management, corporate finance, insurance and real estate. Students l
Location:
Phoenix, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Finance, Finance

Program Overview

Program Description:

A Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance degree from GCU prepares graduates to work in the financial world. Finance degree majors learn about industries including financial services, wealth management, corporate finance, insurance and real estate. Students learn how to understand/analyze data and information related to money management. GCU graduates who major in finance can integrate their understanding of financial markets on a global scale with decision-making for everyone from individual clients to major corporations.


Why Major in Finance?

Students interested in financial management should consider a Bachelor of Science in Finance. There are vast career possibilities at the end of the degree program that include working in just about any industry or sector and with any size client-base. Finance majors can work for corporations, individuals or nonprofits.

A finance degree ensures that people who enjoy making financial decisions are prepared to handle areas like:

    Wealth Management
    Insurance
    Banking
    Real Estate
    Corporate Finance
    Risk Management
    International Finance
    Economics

Bachelor of Science in Finance vs. Accounting

Careers in both finance and accounting help businesses to run successfully. Accountants track the revenues and expenses of the business and provide supporting data for operational decision making. Finance professionals analyze opportunities for financial growth and implement strategies for money management.

To better understand the difference, here is what finance majors study:

    Investments
    Portfolio management
    Securities and risks
    Economics
    Banking and financial markets
    Trade

While accounting students learn about:

    Accounting procedures
    Financial statement preparation
    Auditing
    Tax preparation

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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