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Financial Management

Bachelor’s Degree

The UIU Advantage

UIU’s Bachelor of Science in Financial Management sets you up for success in critical positions within businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. By pursuing this Financial Management Degree, you’ll learn how to help organizations meet their goals by orchestrating the sourcing, timing and allocation of financial resources.

Why Financial Management at UIU?

At UIU, we take a holistic view of financial management to prepare you to create lasting value for a company’s stakeholders. Throughout your Financial Management courses, you’ll learn to create tangible links between an organization’s strategy and value creation.

Thanks to expert faculty with real-world experience and a team of helpful staff, you’ll be supported every step of the way. We keep our classes small with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio to ensure you have plenty of opportunities for one-on-one time with your professors.

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Financial Management Courses

See course descriptions for the classes you need for your Financial Management degree, as well as any general education requirements.

Academic Calendar

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Careers in Financial Management

A degree prepares you for many careers, such as bank examiner, business analyst, credit analyst, and financial analyst.

Majoring in Financial Management

About UIU’s Financial Management Degree Program

What is a Financial Management Degree?

By earning your Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from UIU, you’ll be ready to confidently make effective financial decisions for today’s business world.

Courses cover topics in accounting, finance, business administration and economics, so you’ll graduate with a well-rounded education that prepares you to tackle whatever challenges come your way.

Interested in financial management, but not sure if you want to major in it? A minor in financial management is also available.

Getting your Financial Management Degree Online

Get the same high-quality financial management education that you would get from a UIU classroom — at home or in your office. Upper Iowa University offers an online financial management degree, as well as in-person and distance learning options to meet your educational needs.

How to Apply

To apply, visit our Online Application portal to create an account and start your application. Still unsure if the Financial Management Degree at Upper Iowa University is right for you? Reach out to our admissions office to ask questions or request additional information. They’ll be happy to assist you.

Career Opportunities & Benefits

Careers in Financial Management

A degree from UIU in financial management prepares you to succeed in a rapidly growing job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the expected job growth for financial managers and financial examiners by 2030 is 17%[1] and 18%[2], respectively. That’s much faster than average when compared to job growth for all occupations.

A degree in financial management can prepare you for job titles including:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Credit Analyst

Looking for ways to stand out in the job market? Make sure you check out the UIU Office of Career Development for a variety of complimentary career services.

Financial Management Salary Information

There are a lot of different roles you can pursue within financial management, and your salary will vary based on factors like location, job title and years of experience. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some average salaries for jobs within the field include:

  • Financial Manager – $134,180[1]
  • Financial Examiner – $81,430[2]
  • Financial Analyst – $83,660[3]
  • Credit Analyst – $ 86,170[4]

Benefits of a Financial Management Degree

A Financial Management Degree helps you build a strong foundation of business skills that you can leverage into a successful career. You can use the knowledge you gain in this program to pursue roles at a variety of different companies, including for-profit, non-profit and government agencies. And, with opportunities in this sector continuing to grow,[1][2] now is a good time to enter the field.

Thinking of pursuing a graduate degree? A Bachelor of Science in Financial Management is also a great springboard for earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Degree Requirements, Skills & Certifications

Financial Management Courses

As a student in UIU’s Financial Management Degree program, you can expect to take courses in a range of finance and business areas. This means that you’ll graduate with knowledge in many financial topics.

The curriculum includes courses in topics like:

  • Investments
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Bank Management
  • International Trade

You also have the option to complete an internship or special project to gain additional skills and experience.

Financial Management Skills

Working in financial management requires a mix of industry-specific knowledge and soft skills to do your job well. Some core areas of focus in your courses are:

  • Accounting
  • Investing
  • Management

Since you need more than just business and technical knowledge, the soft skills you’ll often use on the job include:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Problem solving

Best Minors for Financial Management Majors

Want to customize your degree? Adding a minor can help you better tailor your education to your career goals.

Some minors typically paired with a Financial Management Degree include:

Many graduates also go on to pursue their master’s doctoral degree. UIU offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) for those who want to further their education.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What can I do with a degree in financial management?

Many careers in financial management require a bachelor’s degree. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from UIU prepares you for positions across the field, including roles as a financial manager, analyst, examiner and more.

Can I get a degree in Financial Management online?

Yes! At UIU, you can pursue your degree at our Fayette campus, online or at any of our U.S. centers.

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Convenient, Focused Scheduling

UIU Financial Management students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at once with the Two-at-a-Time schedule. Plus, convenient evening or online courses ensure your education fits your unique lifestyle.

The Financial Management bachelor’s degree program is offered through UIU’s School of Business and Professional Studies.

Admissions

When you’re ready to apply for your bachelor’s degree in Financial Management, we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Go Further with an MBA

Earned your undergraduate degree in Financial Management? Consider UIU’s MBA program to advance your career even further.

Sources

  1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
  2. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Examiners. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-examiners.htm.
  3. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.
  4. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020, Credit Analysts. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132041.htm.