Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance Online

This online degree program prepares you to make intelligent and effective judgments as a finance professional.

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Program Overview

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
Per Credit Hour
Up to 90 hours
Transfer Credits
Degree Credit Hours Required
Credit Hours

In the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance online degree program, you will gain the theoretical background and analytical tools essential for a broad range of careers in management, international and personal finance, investments and security analysis, and more. This program enables you to combine financial theory with practice and statistical analysis using Excel, while learning to determine the value of financial assets such as stocks, bonds and derivatives.

In this AACSB-accredited program, you will gain the skills to make you job-ready immediately upon graduation. Core coursework covers finance, management, marketing, technology and business law—giving you a solid foundation in key business disciplines. Plus, you can save time and money on your bachelor’s degree by using previously earned credits.

In this online program, you will learn:

  • Advanced Excel
  • Valuation techniques for common stocks, bonds, options and futures
  • Factors that influence interest rates and the risk and term structure of interest rates
  • Characteristics and functions of financial markets and financial institutions
  • Financial analysis of a publicly traded company

Career Options:

  • Financial planning
  • Financial consulting
  • Commercial banking
  • Finance management
  • Investment banking
  • Money management

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Lamar University offers a variety of specialized bachelor’s program options. Check out our other online undergraduate programs.

Ranked among The Princeton Review’s 300 Best Business Schools, the Lamar University College of Business offers you access to a powerful business school alumni network and a business education backed by AACSB International accreditation – the gold standard of quality in business education worldwide.

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The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$296 Per credit hour. Price includes all fees (distance learning fee and university fee).

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

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Our Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:2/28/22
Start Class:3/21/22

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring I 01/18/2022 01/04/2022 01/11/2022 01/10/2022 03/11/2022
Spring II 03/21/2022 02/28/2022 03/07/2022 03/14/2022 05/10/2022
Summer I 05/31/2022 05/09/2022 05/16/2022 05/23/2022 07/06/2022
Fall 1 08/16/2022 07/26/2022 08/02/2022 08/09/2022 10/10/2022
Fall 2 10/11/2022 09/20/2022 09/27/2022 10/04/2022 12/06/2022

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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended.

All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Send transcripts to: Lamar University Online Admissions, P.O. Box 10017, Beaumont, Texas 77710 Check to see if the program is offered to residents in your state before applying by clicking here.

University Admission Requirements

All applicants must complete an application packet, consisting of:

  • Complete online application and pay an application fee of $25.
  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities you have attended.
    • All transcripts are required regardless of accreditation. Only regionally accredited institutions will be eligible for transfer credit.
  • Verify specific requirements associated with chosen degree program.

High school graduates who have not attended college before are considered entering freshmen – even if they received college credit while in high school through dual credit, AP or IB programs. Transfer students with fewer than 18 hours of college credit also must meet admission requirements for entering freshmen.

Incoming freshmen must do three things to qualify for unconditional admission to Lamar University:

  • Receive a diploma from an accredited high school
  • Complete at least 14 high school credits in college preparatory courses: 4 credits in English, 3 credits in mathematics, 2 credits in laboratory sciences, 2.5 credits in social sciences (U.S. history, U.S. government, and world history or world geography) and 2.5 credits in college preparatory electives (preferably including 2 credits of foreign language)
  • Meet the test-optional admission criteria, or achieve a minimum composite score on the ACT or SAT through the secondary review criteria. (Click here for criteria)

Students transferring from other Lamar University programs into a College of Business program must have a minimum overall 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and, if applicable, a minimum 2.0 GPA in business courses.

Students transferring from other colleges or universities into a College of Business program must:

  • Have an official copy of all college and/or university transcripts on file by application deadline.
  • Be eligible to re-enter all colleges and/or universities previously attended.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work attempted.
  • Students who transfer fewer than 18 hours must also submit and meet the entrance credentials and requirements of a first-time college student

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710


Submit electronically to [email protected]


Students registering for business courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance online degree program must meet all course prerequisites, including the implicit prerequisite indicated by the course level. The chair of the department offering the course must approve any exceptions. To enroll in 3000 and 4000 level courses, you must have completed 60 hours of coursework.

Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and the preparation and uses of financial statements. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 (Sophomore Standing strongly recommended) or MATH 1324 or MATH 1325.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed for non-accounting majors. Uses of accounting information in managerial planning, decision making, and control. Includes study of cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analyses and budgeting. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 with a minimum grade of “C”.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers descriptive and inferential techniques for business and economic decision-making. Topics which are included in this course are the collection, description, analysis and summarization of data; probability; discrete and continuous random variables; the binomial and normal distributions; tests of hypotheses; estimation and confidence intervals; linear regression; and correlation analysis. Microsoft Excel will be used to analyze data throughout the course.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes monetary theory; national income analysis; fluctuation and growth; public finance; international trade; and current economic problems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory survey of the principal issues, decision areas, and analytical procedures relevant to the financial management of private business firms including capital budgeting, cost of capital, short and long-term financing, dividend policy and valuation. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, and MATH 1314 (MATH 1325 or MATH 1324 preferred).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to basic concepts and tools that improve the students' analytical skills by familiarizing them with the basic principles involved in the theory and practice of critical thinking for reasoned decision-making. Students will use data visualization software such as Tableau that can help them find real answers in their data. The basics of professional business communication will be introduced and students will have the opportunity to write business documents.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Includes the study of organization behavior concepts such as leadership, motivation, individual behavior, group behavior and communication. Their use in U.S. and multinational organizations in management practice is examined in the context of today’s legal, social, and ethical environment. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and BUSI 2300 or BUSI 3300
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the production function and the analytical tools used to solve problems associated with the development and operation of a production system. Analytical tools include: linear programming, critical path scheduling, waiting line, statistical quality control, and forecasting. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and BUAL 2310 or BUSI 2305, BUSI 2300 or BUSI 3300, and MATH 1325 or MATH 1324.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course for the undergraduate business program. This course has been developed to help you understand the task of the strategic management process in a digital global environment. The course assumes that a company’s success depends on you to adapt to rapidly changing markets, globalization, shifting governmental policies, and new technologies. The emphasis of this course will be on sharpening analytical, decision-making, and communication skills. The case study method and/or a global simulation will be used to acquaint the student with probable, authentic strategic situations in the economy. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and FINC 3310, MGMT 3310, MGMT 3320, and MKTG 3310.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to economic principles; allocation of resources; determination of output and prices; distribution; and managerial economics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Computers are an integral part of all business activities and careers. This course is designed to introduce potential business majors to the understanding of the roles of computers in business information systems and to learn the basic skills of business software which are essential to support business activities. Students will obtain valuable information, technology knowledge and skills needed in all areas of business. Students will be introduced to the spreadsheets, databases, and basic business transactions using SAP enterprise resource planning software.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course gives an overview of why information systems are so important today and how they are transforming organizations and management. The student will understand the relationship between the various types of information systems. They will learn to analyze the relationship between information systems and organizations. Also, students will learn how a database management system organizes information. Students would compare the various types of telecommunications networks and network services and become knowledgeable about new business applications. Students are introduced to basic business transactions, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Knowledge Management (KM). The course also covers how the internet can be used for electronic commerce and for electronic business, how the internet is becoming the foundation for new business models, new business processes, and new ways of distributing knowledge. The students will develop proficiency in using application tools, such as spreadsheet and database, for development of Information Systems. In addition, the students are introduced to basic business transactions using SAP -- a widely used Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software among the Fortune 500 companies. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and MISY 1373.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A description and analysis of business activities designed to plan price, promote and distribute products and services to customers. Topics studies include: the marketing environment, consumer buying habits and motive, types of middlemen, marketing institutions and channels, governmental regulations, advertising and current marketing practices. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.

The following courses are required.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analytical techniques used in financial decision making, including ratio analysis, funds analysis, capital structure, dividend policy, financial forecasting, and valuation models. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and FINC 3310.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An appraisal of investment alternatives in financial markets. Markets, securities, methods of analysis, investment programming. Prerequisite: FINC 3310 Offered: Spring
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the supply and demand for funds in financial markets; analysis of sectoral supply and demand in various sub-markets; the role of financial intermediaries; interest rate forecasting. Prerequisite: FINC 3310 Offered: Fall

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