Program Overview

Berkeley College offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance for students who are interested in learning about the processes of finance and how managers use financial information to plan for business operation. Learned information will include determining profitability of a project, and using knowledge of finance to enhance the decision making process to better utilize interest rates and profit to promote the competitiveness of the company.  Students will learn about commodities and financial services in order to provide those services for others or to utilize those services in a manner best befitting a business.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include fundamentals of accounting for managers, managerial accounting, introduction to financial services, financial markets and institutions, computer applications in financial services, principles of finance, business law, principles of management, principles of marketing, computer applications, statistics, advanced spreadsheets, and database management systems, and business organization and management.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate a solid business and technology core curriculum with an emphasis on financial planning and exchange, to develop an insight into investment and securities management, to develop experience with software used by financial services professionals, and to develop practical experience through internships and job-related assignments.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)


    Requires 120 credit hours for completion. Application requires: certification of high school graduation or the equivalent as recognized by state departments of education. Official transcripts.

    School Overview

    During the Great Depression, women attended Berkeley College, in New York City, to learn vital executive secretarial skills. First established by Alyea M. Brick in 1931, Berkeley added a two-year secretarial program awarding college credit and then opened a second campus in 1936. With the introductions of computers and new technologies, Berkeley College expanded horizons, adding additional campus locations, increasing the number of academic programs, and admitting male students by 1977. Today, the private, for-profit Berkeley College maintains three campus locations in New York and six locations in New Jersey in addition to Berkeley College Online. Students can pursue associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, along with certificate programs.

    Berkeley College Online offers degree programs for non-traditional students and students requiring added flexibility. Courses are delivered asynchronous, and students complete weekly assignments at their pace and have access to coursework 24/7. Typical online classes include reading and writing assignments, in addition to discussion boards and possible online group projects.


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