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 application of finance theory to real-world situations via an internship.
Within this degree pathway, students have many options including applying previous college credit toward 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 in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Arts (AA), or Associate in Science (AS) from an accredited institution recognized by Bismarck State College. Depending on their transfer credits or the field their 2-year degree is in, they 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 in Financial Technologies.
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.