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Bachelor of Science in Finance with a Concentration in Financial Analysis Online

Complete Coursework: Completion time varies  |  Credit Hours: 120  |  Courses: 40  |  Tuition: $284 per credit hour*

Bachelor of Science in Finance with a Concentration in Financial Analysis Online

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Prepare for management roles in various financial fields with the essential knowledge and quantitative skills you will gain in the LSUS online BS in Finance with a concentration in Financial Analysis program.

Our dynamic curriculum gives you a broad foundation of business skills along with a focus on critical thinking. We connect theory with practice so you can apply what you learn in real-world scenarios. You will develop the needed expertise for a lucrative career in securities analysis, financial research, corporate finance, banking, and more.

In this bachelor's program, you will learn the techniques that managers use to make and evaluate a broad range of organizational financial decisions. Finance majors take introductory courses in business finance, investments, insurance, and real estate. Major courses are analytically focused with accounting, economics, finance, information systems, business law, and marketing as part of the core course work.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn how to analyze accounting and financial information to support business decisions
  • Demonstrate how to apply managerial functions such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in organizations
  • Gain a thorough understanding of business policies and how to translate them into actions for executive decision-making
  • Apply advanced knowledge related to financing and investing decisions. You will be able to bridge asset valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, costs of capital, dividend policy, and mergers and acquisitions theory with real-world application.

We also offer the BS in Finance with a concentration in Financial Services, which helps you apply problem-solving skills to the financial services and real estate sectors.

You CAN achieve your goals at LSUS Online!

Our online programs are convenient and accelerated so you can complete your bachelor's degree faster. If you've already completed some college, we offer generous transfer credit acceptance so you can start where you left off. For students just beginning college, the knowledgeable professors at LSUS Online can help guide you along the way. With affordable tuition, multiple start dates per year and LSUS's excellent career services, you will quickly be on your way to advancing your career!

AACSB

Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Online Course List

For your BS in Finance with a concentration in Financial Analysis online degree, you will complete 30 credit hours of business core course work, 9 credit hours of Financial Analysis core course work, 21 credit hours of finance electives, and 60 additional general education and elective credit hours.


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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

An introductory course intended to familiarize the student with principles and methods of accounting primarily concerned with financial data gathering and presentation in the form of general-purpose external financial statements.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: ACCT-205. An introductory course intended to familiarize the student with principles and methods of accounting primarily concerned with data gathering and presentation for purposes of internal management evaluation and decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Structure and function of the legal institutions in society and their relationship to business institutions including the following areas: Consumer protection, anti-trust, corporation reporting and securities, environment, employment and ethics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisites: ECON201, ECON202, MATH260, and ACCT205 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of making investment and financing decisions in a firm. Topics include risk/return relationships, time value 229 of money, security valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, firm performance analysis, and global financial markets.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: MATH260. Advanced topics in statistics including analysis of variance, hypothesis testing, multiple regression, multinomial experiments and analysis of contingency tables and non-parametric statistics. Course will include use of statistical data analysis software and group projects.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisites: ISDS150. A course to give the student an understanding of information systems (IS) by analyzing (1) the field of IS as it relates to business end-users, and (2) fundamental concepts used in the study of IS.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of basic managerial functions in organizations such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, including individual and group behavior, motivation, leadership, strategy, group dynamics, as well as ethics and the global economy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisites: ACCT206, FIN301, ISDS265, MADM301, and MKT301. Course must be taken in the last semester. A grade of C or better is required in this course to graduate. Special problems involved in the formulation of consistent business policies and maintenance of an efficient organization. Actual cases used as a basis for discussions and preparation of reports which call for executive decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: ISDS265. A study of the application of managerial procedures to the production process. Special emphasis is given to facilities, personnel, and control of production. Includes application of the quantitative techniques of management science.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: Junior standing. A conceptual overview of the exchange activities and processes involved in providing goods and services for the creation of stakeholder value. Emphasis is given to the efficient and effective use of controllable marketing variables and their interdependence with internal/external factors. The role of marketing in the firm and society is examined along with the current domestic and international market environments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

The study of Modern Portfolio Theory, Capital Market Theory, and Security Valuation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

The study of advanced knowledge relating to firm financing and investing decisions. Topical coverage includes real asset valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, costs of capital, dividend policy, and mergers and acquisitions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Prerequisite: FIN301 with a grade of C or better. The study of advanced knowledge relating to foreign exchange markets, exchange risk management, special financing vehicles, and foreign investment analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Designed for understanding the importance of risk in personal and business affairs, the different methods of meeting risks; meeting insurable risks through insurance, and risk and public policy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Study of the hazards underlying, the principles involved in, and the protection provided by property and liability insurances, including multiple line and all risk insurance, and corporate suretyship.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Legal problems incident to ownership and transfer of real property, with special emphasis on Louisiana law.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

A comprehensive study of the nature, use, mathematics, organization, and regulation of life and health insurance.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Mechanics of making an investment; analytical and valuation techniques for security selection with emphasis especially on common stock; survey of investment literature and terms.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Presents important investment, financing, and tax concepts for property owners and investors. Before and after tax advantages and legal aspects of real estate ownership, closing costs and alternative financing are considered. Meets in part the educational requirement for the Louisiana Real Estate Sales Examination. Includes computer applications for investment analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

This course is a comprehensive introduction to managing the problems faced by a wide variety of financial companies. Special attention is given to interest rate risk, liquidity risk, and credit risk.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Valuation of real property, particularly single-family residential analysis. Allows the student to begin work for a professional appraisal designation. An appraisal report is required. Computer software applications for residential appraisal are utilized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $851.51

Detailed attention to various after-tax measure of return for different types of real estate investments. Use of computer valuation/investment analysis program for evaluating the effects of financing, leverage and income upon return and value. Includes valuation analysis of income properties.

In addition to your program's outlined courses, you will be required to satisfy the following course requirements:

  • General Ed: 39 credit hours required**
  • Approved Electives: 21 credit hours required**

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2018 pricing and subject to change without notice. Undergraduate students will also be required to pay an online flat fee of $50 per term.

**Based on 120 credit hours needed for graduation and will vary based on number of transfer credits accepted.

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