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With a career as a financial professional, you can support industrial, financial, nonprofit and government organizations. This program prepares students to plan, manage and analyze the financial and monetary performance of an organization through the application of finance theory to real-world situations via an internship.
Within this degree pathway, students have many options including applying previous college credit towards this degree or options to customize their degree to meet in-demand skills through stackable certificates in Accounting, Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Data Analytics.
Students may prepare for the BAS Finance degree by completing any Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from an accredited institution recognized by Bismarck State College (BSC). Depending on your transfer credits or the field your 2-year degree is in, you may need to take some additional courses required as prerequisites for some of the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) courses.
Students who complete the curriculum requirements can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Finance.
Regional job statistics indicate 2,500+ job openings due to labor force shortages and occupational transfers created in the finance sector. Career opportunities include financial analyst, financial planner, stock analyst, stockbroker, auditor, banker, strategic finance manager, risk Manager, purchase Manager, budget analyst, procurement officer or auditor. These are just a few of the most popular options available upon completion of a finance degree.