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Program Details

The Finance degree at Penn Foster College trains students to begin their path towards employment in a professional career as a credit manager, insurance agent, financial analyst, or investment counselor. The Associate Degree in Finance consists of four semesters, which students complete online at a time convenient to them.

The program begins with an orientation to business, such as how to start and maintain a business, and developing a budget. Other beginning courses include Math for Business and Finance, Information Literacy, and Financial Accounting. Moving into more specialized courses, students learn management techniques, budgeting, differential analysis, macroeconomics, and effective communication skills.

In Financial Management, students are taught financial planning, capital management, and dividend policy. Students in the program also learn how to manage their own finances, as well as the finances of others. Throughout the four semesters, students will have the option to take several elective courses including a business elective, arts and humanities elective, and science elective. After students have learned the foundations of finance, topics of investments and business law are covered.

Penn Foster College’s Finance program aims to teach students valuable skills useful for employment in the field of finance.


Students will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-based computer running Windows® XP or later, Microsoft® Office 2010, and high-speed Internet in order to complete this program with Penn Foster.

Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.