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.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment.