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Bachelor in Finance

Finance is about connecting the economic story with a sound strategy and successful financial analysts assess value Our financial system is in need of passionate and knowledgeable leaders to solve global economic problems and help businesses plan for a better future. The Business (Concentration in Finance) program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, March, June, September
Tuition Fee: $29,837 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Financial experts with a deep understanding of emerging macro-economic trends and experience with new technologies and regulatory standards are in high demand. Beyond mathematical formulas, tomorrow’s financial leaders must understand how marketplace conditions drive business strategy.

The Business (Concentration in Finance) Program

If you have a passion for detailed analysis and mathematics, formulating and framing benchmarks, creative problem solving, increasing efficiencies, or monitoring trends and interpreting outcomes, the finance option is the right business focus for you! Finance students can expect a challenging, rigorous, and rewarding experience that will prepare them for the high-end financial industry, such as corporate finance, banking, or in an investment-related field. Finance is about connecting the economic story with a sound strategy and successful financial analysts assess value based on greater economic market conditions to guide business decisions. Our students are challenged to think about all financial pain-points that generate the need for a stronger financial structure. This holistic approach helps you to gain the confidence and critical thinking skills to make tangible impact in a business.

The Finance Curriculum

Portland State University’s integrated undergraduate finance program aims to connect economic theories to real world applications, providing you with a seamless transition to your next destination. We are one of few programs in the nation that integrates accounting coursework for a more comprehensive understanding of business, setting you apart in a competitive job market. We also encourage finance students to add additional concentrations, certificates, and minors to further distinguish yourselves.


Courses Included

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Intermediate Financial Management
  • Investments
  • Fundamentals of Derivative Securities
  • Valuation
  • International Financial Management
  • Finance Topics and Cases