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

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$284

Master New Strategies for Success in a Range of Financial Fields

LSU Shreveport

If you are looking to prepare for management roles in various financial fields, our online B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Financial Analysis can provide you with the essential knowledge needed to become an expert in business, finance, and investing. Graduates will be able to begin careers in securities analysis, financial research, corporate finance, banking, and more.

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$284

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Cost

Cost - Online Financial Analysis

Our B.S. in Finance with a Concentration in Financial Analysis online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $284

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,515.50

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $34,062*

*Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Course Listings - Online Financial Analysis

For your B.S. 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, 6 credit hours of economics or finance electives, and 75 additional business, general education, and other approved elective credit hours.*

Your personal credit requirements could be less depending on transferable credits and credit earned from prior learning assessments.

Business Core Courses

Students must take the following courses (30 credit hours).

Core Courses Credit Hours
ACCT 205: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 206: Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
BLAW 280: Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 301: Managerial Finance 3
ISDS 265: Business Statistics 3
ISDS 350: Information Systems 3
ISDS 383: Decision Sciences and Operations Management 3
MADM 301: Principles of Management 3
MADM 480: Administrative Policy 3
MKT 301: Principles of Marketing 3
Total Required Credit Hours 30

Financial Analysis Core Courses

Students must take the following courses (9 credit hours).

Courses Credit Hours
FIN 400: Investment 3
FIN 410: Advanced Business Finance 3
FIN 440: International Finance 3
Total Required Credit Hours 9

Financial Electives

Students who have chosen the Financial Analysis Concentration must take two 300- or 400-level finance or economics electives. 6 credit hours of economics or finance electives

Additional Courses

In addition to the program's outlined courses, you must satisfy the following course requirements:

Courses Credit Hours
General Education* 39
Approved Electives* 36

*Based on 120 credit hours needed for graduation. 

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Online Financial Analysis

The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree and achieving your personal goals. We’ve streamlined the process to help you get started quickly and easily. LSUS offers multiple options to qualify for admission to undergraduate programs. Please find the option below that matches your admission type.


Freshman

In-State

  • Completion or on track to complete the Board of Regents High School Core curriculum
  • 2.0 cumulative High School GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • An ACT English sub-score greater than or equal to an 18 (SAT Critical Reading 450) AND an ACT Math sub-score greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT Math 460)
  • Cumulative CORE curriculum GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale) OR An ACT composite score of at least 20 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940

 

Out-of-State

Option 1

  • Meet the in-state student requirements

Option 2

  • Completion of at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum
  • 2.0 cumulative High School GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • ACT composite score of at least 20 OR an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940, with ACT sub-scores

Option 3

  • ACT composite score of at least 23 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1050 AND ATC subscores of at least 18 in English and 19 in Math (or SAT equivalents)

 

Age 25 and Older

  • Must have high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation sent to the Admissions Office but not required to meet the Board of Regents' minimum admission criteria for first-time freshmen.
  • Must meet the standardized test score requirements set for traditional first-time freshmen. This is determined by ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or placement tests.

Note: If the math ACT/SAT sub-score is met and the English sub-score is within three points of the needed sub-score and all of the above requirements are met, a student could be admissible to LSUS. Additionally, if the English sub-score is met and the Math sub-score is within three points of the required sub-score the student could be admissible.


Transfer

  • Earned at least 18 college-level academic hours.
  • Be eligible to return to the institution from which he or she is transferring
  • 2.0 GPA on all college-level course work attempted
  • Completed a college-level English and a college-level mathematics course with at least a "C" grade
  • Students with less than 18 college-level academic hours must meet all other transfer requirements and admission standards for a first time freshman.

Note: Applicants are required to submit all transcripts to the LSUS Admissions Office for an admissions decision. The LSUS Registrar's Office will review all transcripts and determine the LSUS Equivalency. The LSUS Academic Department determines which credits apply to the degree. 


Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:

LSUS
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to admissions@lsus.edu.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities - Online Financial Analysis

  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Financial Adviser
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Manager
Accreditation

Accreditation - Online Financial Analysis

The College of Business at Louisiana State University Shreveport is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide meet AACSB International's demanding standards.

What Will I Learn?

The online B.S. in Finance with a Concentration in Financial Analysis program gives students a foundation of business skills that highlights critical thinking for leadership and planning. Course work connects theory with practice so graduates apply what they learn in real-world scenarios.

In this online bachelor’s program, students will:

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

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