Finance Program

Bachelor of Science

With a finance degree, you’ll hone your skills to connect finance theory to the real world.

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21-26 months

Cost per credit


Learning that fits your life. In Bethel’s B.S. in Finance program, you’ll gain experience and find the right place to use your skills. The program prepares students for a variety of finance positions through hands-on activities both inside and outside the classroom. You’ll learn about global finance, investments theory, macroeconomics, portfolio management, and budgeting. With this knowledge, you’ll be prepared to solve finance-related business problems for a wide variety of organizations in the public and private sectors.

Program Details

With a finance degree, you'll gain foundational business knowledge and be prepared to solve finance-related business problems in both public and private organizations. You need to have 60 credits to start this program. Your enrollment counselor can help you explore your options for obtaining credits, including taking courses in our associate degree programs.

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Program Highlights

Current practices

Professors are skilled practitioners, allowing them to share up-to-date knowledge and experiences.

Professional Mentoring

You'll be mentored by professors and at events by business professionals who represent many small, medium, and large businesses.

Experiential learning

Many courses provide experiential learning opportunities where students can connect with finance experts and learn about career possibilities.

Professional, legal, and ethical issues

You’ll explore professional standards and current legal and ethical issues in the field of finance from a Christian worldview perspective.

Foundational skills

Gain the tools to make wise, ethical financial decisions for companies and nonprofits.

Career exploration

You’ll explore career opportunities through hands-on activities.


Courses are designed to fit at any point in your life, whether you work full or part time and may have a family. Courses begin every six weeks, allowing you to start at any time throughout the year and finish in as few as 21 months.

MBA Pathway

Through the CAPS Business to MBA Pathway, you can take up to three MBA courses instead of B.S. in Finance courses to try out the program and jumpstart your MBA at Bethel.

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The area of finance requires an understanding of multiple areas, such as wealth and money management, financial reporting, and budget planning, implementation, and monitoring. That’s why our program will give you foundational knowledge in the core functions of business, including management, marketing, economics, accounting, business law, and technology. Learn to become a decision-maker and leader with the knowledge to make wise and ethical financial decisions that move businesses forward.


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Career Outcomes


Bethel has a strong reputation for preparing business graduates, many of whom work in sectors such as finance, accounting, healthcare, education, real estate, retail, and more.


Learn how to:

  • Apply ethical principles related to financial and economic decisions
  • Demonstrate systems-thinking by applying finance concepts to the functional areas of management, marketing, accounting, and economics to accomplish organizational goals
  • Reflect on how and why to integrate a Christian or personal faith perspective into work and life
  • Demonstrate written and oral business communication skills about evidence-based finance alternatives
  • Use a variety of digital software applications and tools to make data-driven decisions in information-rich business environments
  • Develop a managerial perspective on business opportunities and challenges in a global economy
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate information needed to solve business problems

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