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Online Bachelor of Science in Finance with a concentration in Insurance

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Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

Summer 2 2024 classes start on July 1, 2024

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LSU Shreveport

The online B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Insurance is offered through the LSU Shreveport College of Business. This concentration combines a background in finance with the essential skills needed to start and advance a career in the insurance sector. Courses focus on in-depth studies of fraud examination, risk assessment, insurance principles, financial services management, and more. This program also provides educational content to prepare students to sit for state licensing exams. Graduates will gain the expertise necessary for advanced roles in fields including financial planning, insurance sales, risk management, and underwriting.

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Cost Online Insurance Finance

Our B.S. in Finance with a Concentration in Insurance 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: $301

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $9,015

Total cost with fees: $36,061*

Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. LSUS requires at least 50% of transfer work be from four-year institutions. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your degree.  

*For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Insurance Finance

For your B.S. in Finance with a Concentration in Insurance online degree, you will complete 30 credit hours of business core course work, 15 credit hours of Insurance 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

Finance/Insurance Core Courses

Students must take the following courses (15 credit hours).

Courses Credit Hours
ACCT 450: Fraud Examination 3
FIN 320: Risk and Insurance 3
FIN 322: Property and Liability Insurance 3
FIN 326: Principles of Life and Health Insurance 3
FIN 420: Financial Services Management 3
Total Required Credit Hours 15

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 and will vary based on number of transfer credits accepted.

Admission Requirements Online Insurance Finance

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.



  • 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



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.


  • 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:

Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

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

Career Opportunities Online Insurance Finance

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Actuary
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Systems Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Insurance Sales Agent

Accreditation Online Insurance Finance

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? Online Insurance Finance

In this online bachelor’s degree program, you will gain a broad-based foundation in both finance and insurance. Our faculty employ empirical-based learning methods and teach critical-thinking skills, connecting theory and practice with real-world applications.

In this program, students will:

  • Understand the operations of the insurance industry and the services provided
  • Learn the importance of risk in personal and business affairs; the different methods for meeting risks; meeting insurable risks through insurance; and risk and public policy
  • Gain a comprehensive study of the nature, use, mathematics, organization, and regulation of life and health insurance
  • Study 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
  • Explore in-depth the principles and practices for investigating and uncovering allegations of fraud and financial misconduct

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