Build the skills and knowledge to impact the bottom line with an online Bachelor’s in Finance degree from PennWest Global Online. As a finance student, you'll learn to apply financial knowledge to critical decision-making and business problem-solving in a variety of settings. It's an exciting career path if you're a team player with an analytical mind who's willing to work hard to meet employer expectations and personal goals.
Experienced faculty will help students obtain a sound understanding of financial theory, concepts and practices while they learn all about the diversified functions of business, from accounting and management to economics, marketing and statistics.
Combine this knowledge with core courses that build ethical judgment and critical-thinking skills and students will be ready to compete in today's business world.
Internships serve as a crucial stepping-stone to full-time employment. We're proud to connect our students with many potential employers in nearby Erie, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. Our faculty maintains strong relationships with these organizations so that our finance students can gain real-world experience and valuable references.
This degree program and all B.S. Business Administration majors are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), which accredits quality business programs across the globe.
You will attend small classes taught by faculty with professional experience. This personalized attention from faculty will allow students to build professional relationships with their professors.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment in business and financial operations occupations will grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 591,800 new jobs.
Dr. Paul Hettler
The B.S. in Finance program prepares students for positions in financial institutions, corporations, personal finance fields or for graduate study. Recent graduates have gone on to graduate programs at such top schools as:
Many of our alumni have made us proud by going on to work in positions such as:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.