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Online Business Degree from an Accredited Leader in Adult Education

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Are you making the most of the assets in your educational portfolio? Apply your past educational achievements to the competency-based Bachelor of Science in Business (Finance) at Excelsior College.

Competency-based education (CBE) at Excelsior allows you to earn your BS in Business with finance concentration through a personalized program of study that combines course-based learning, independent study, and earned external credits.

  • Course-based learning refers to Excelsior's 8 or 15-week online courses in finance, business, and other subjects that are directly informed by current trends in workforce development.
  • Independent study options help you pursue self-paced learning with study guides and practice tests before earning credit by exam. You can also simply test out of subjects you've already mastered. 
  • Earned external credits are accrued through coursework completed at other institutions, military experience, college-level exams like CLEP and DSST, learning assessment, and workforce training and professional certifications completed before and/or during your enrollment.

Designed for working adults looking to get ahead in their careers, this online bachelor's in business program concentrating in finance culminates in a six-credit capstone in which you'll demonstrate your knowledge through projects, simulations, and a summative exam.

Earn your degree from an accredited college in a way that fits with your life, your budget, and your career goals.

  • Take flexible, online finance classes that fit your schedule.
  • Transfer more credits to lower your costs and shorten the path to your finance-focused BS in Business.
  • Access financial aid, flexible payment plans, and other assistance that helps make college more affordable.
  • Earn a business degree that's accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

A Traditional Business Degree for Nontraditional Students

Excelsior's business concentration in finance is tailored to meet the needs of career changers, military veterans, and other nontraditional students who need to fit school with work and family commitments. But you'll get the same rigor and academic quality that you'd find in an on-campus finance degree program, with first-rate faculty and coursework that covers the most current trends in the finance industry.

Take finance degree courses in subjects such as:

  • Financial markets
  • Commercial banking
  • Real estate
  • Corporate finance
  • Risk assessment
  • Insurance
  • International finance

As an Excelsior College baccalaureate-level business graduate you will be able to:

  1. Apply general and discipline specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze and solve business problems.
  2. Demonstrate an individual desire and commitment to remain current with and adaptive to changing business conditions through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  3. Demonstrate independent thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  4. Communicate effectively in a professional business environment.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  6. Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in one's chosen career field.

We expect that as an Excelsior College baccalaureate business graduate you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of the principles of accounting, marketing, finance, management and economics.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of the legal and social environment of business.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of the global environment of business.
  4. Apply ethical considerations to the obligations and responsibilities of business.
  5. Apply business tools to real-world situations.
  6. Employ information literacy techniques.
  7. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  8. Apply business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

 Review current student learning outcomes.

120 credits required. 60 in the arts and sciences, 45 in the business component (to include a minimum of 21 at the upper level of which 9 must be in the concentration), and 15 in the additional credit component (to include the 1-credit Information Literacy requirement).

Courses classified as upper level must be junior-senior level (300 - 400) and can be classified as a business core, concentration, and/or business elective course

See the credit requirements in chart form:

For BS in Business with Concentration

Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215; 913-631-3009; www.iacbe.org. The IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science in Accounting (NYS CPA track) and Bachelor of Science in Business.

BS in Business / MBA with concentration in Finance Dual Degree Track
Master of Business Administration with concentration in Finance
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business with concentration in Accounting
Master of Business Administration with concentration in Accounting

For More Info

Contact us with your questions about our programs:

Toll free:

888-647-2388 ext. 21

Email: Admissions@excelsior.edu

Watch the CBE Overview Video for more information

Overview of Competency-based education (CBE) at Excelsior College

IACBE Specialized Accreditation

Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215; 913-631-3009; www.iacbe.org. The IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Business Administration.

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