Program Overview

Does a business take out a loan to expand the facility? How much will the expanded production benefit the company? How are product costs expected to be reduced by building the expansion? These questions must be answered before a company can justify an outlay of cash or taking on the expense of a loan. This is the job of a financial analyst or a financial planner. Other jobs in finance include analyzing company performance for investment opportunities or managing the finances of inpiduals of companies. 

Columbia Southern University offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance program is the first step for a career as an entrepreneur or as part of a larger business environment. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance program from Colombia Southern University can typically be completed in five years. 

Students of the Finance program will be exposed to a curriculum designed to teach an introduction to all aspects of the business process. Along with an extensive accounting education, students will learn microeconomic concepts, international economics, accounting, law, ethics, business policy, macroeconomics, international trade, marketing among other topics. Through this education program, a student will be on their way to becoming a professional in obtaining, administering, and managing funds wisely.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission

    CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


    High school diploma or equivalent.


    May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Columbia Southern University is a private, for-profit distance learning institution located in Orange Beach, Alabama. CSU is a completely online institution that offers various degree programs. CSU was established in 1993 by Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr. in order to meet the demands for alternatives to the traditional university experience.

    A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.


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