Program Description

With a career as a financial professional, you can support industrial, financial, nonprofit, and government organizations. This program prepares students to plan, manage, and analyze the financial and monetary performance of an organization through application of finance theory to real-world situations via an internship. 

Within this degree pathway, students have many options including applying previous college credit toward this degree or options to customize their degree to meet in-demand skills through stackable certificates in Accounting, Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Data Analytics. 


This program is designed to allow a student to be admitted as either a transfer applicant or as a direct enrolled applicant. Refer to the BAS Admission Requirements page for Direct Enrollment information.

Students enrolling in the Finance BAS program as a transfer applicant may have earned any associate in applied science, associate in arts, or associate in science from an accredited institution recognized by Bismarck State College. Previous college coursework, along with industry experience and/or military training, may be considered to determine eligibility.

Program Enrollment

Students who complete the curriculum requirements can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Finance.

Career Opportunities

Regional job statistics indicate 2,500+ job openings due to labor force shortages and occupational transfers created in the finance sector. Career opportunities include financial analyst, financial planner, stock analyst, stockbroker, auditor, banker, strategic finance manager, risk manager, purchase manager, budget analyst, procurement officer, or auditor. These are just a few of the most popular options available upon completion of a finance degree.