BS - Financial Services
A Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Services can open the door to a profitable and interesting career in banking, accounting, insurance or estate planning. Our curriculum was developed to meet the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) Board of Standards, Inc. and the Academy of Financial Services. The program outcomes were created in association with input from major banks, brokerage houses, accounting firms, credit counseling organizations and insurance agencies. The program emphasizes personal financial planning, with students eligible to take the CFP Certification Exam upon graduation.
Personal financial planning is a growing and lucrative field, especially as aging Baby Boomers enter their peak earning years and require financial planning to manage their wealth for retirement. To adequately equip students for career mobility within the financial field, our program combines business, accounting and finance courses with essential liberal arts courses. Students will also acquire knowledge, skills and competency in estate planning, investments, insurance, tax, retirement planning and employee benefits as part of this specialized degree program
||High school diploma, GED or federally-approved assessment test.
|Credit Transfer Restrictions
||Bryant & Stratton College accepts transfer of college credit, high school
articulation, and/or evaluation of knowledge and skills by selected
course proficiency examination. Although Bryant & Stratton College
does not grant credit for life experience, the College does recognize that
students possess life experiences. Consequently, the College offers the
opportunity to attempt Proficiency Examinations in selected courses.
Up to 50 percent of the total credit hours required for graduation,
including up to 50 percent of the total required hours in the major study
area, may be earned through a combination of transfer credits, high
school articulation, national evaluation, and proficiency examinations.
Students who wish to take courses at other colleges while pursuing a
program at Bryant & Stratton College may have their credits transferred
into their program providing they obtain written approval from the Dean
or designee prior to enrolling in the outside courses and providing they
have an official transcript sent to the Dean or designee upon successful
completion. Before beginning this process, a student should meet with
a Financial Services staff member to discuss how transfer credit may
impact federal, state, and building-based financial aid and scholarship