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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Business with a Financial Planning Certificate

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


4 years

Approx. program length


Total credits


Cost per credit



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Register by: Dec 9, 2020

Saving for the future is a no-brainer — but doing it effectively? Not so much. That’s where you come in. With the skills you’ll gain in our Bachelor of Science in Business with a Financial Planning Certificate, you can help people make wise money management choices.

You'll learn how to:

  • Build personal financial plans

  • Analyze investments and manage portfolios

  • Use business concepts to advance organizational goals

  • Make ethical considerations when solving business issues

  • Understand how different functional areas of an organization work together

  • Analyze the implications of operating in a changing global business environment



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Courses per year


Your academic counselor will help you schedule them.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Business with a Financial Planning Certificate, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Personal financial planning
  • Investment analysis and portfolio management
  • Retirement and benefit planning
  • Risk and return
  • Finance for business
  • International finance
  • Finance, marketing, accounting and other business practices
  • Legal, ethical and regulatory considerations
  • Business communication
  • Management strategies
  • Statistical analysis

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Financial Planning Certificate?

This BSB can prepare you to be a: 

  • Financial advisor
  • Financial planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Planning analyst
7 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for financial advisors is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 


Paying for school

locked-in tuition


Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy
Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know
Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.


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Faculty & Accreditation

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Programmatic accreditation

Our BSB has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is continuously benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for their industry of choice. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

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