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Bachelor of Science in Business with a Financial Planning Certificate


Bachelor of Science in Business with a Financial Planning Certificate

Bachelor's degree

Programmatic Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

4 years

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit

Online & campus


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Register by: Apr 19, 2023

Saving for the future is a no-brainer — but doing it effectively? Not so much. That’s where you come in. With 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.

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Financial Planning

  • Financial Analysis

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Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses.

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.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Integrate decision-making skills to address business needs.
  • Integrate business concepts and principles to advance organizational goals.
  • Analyze interrelationships among distinct functional areas of an organization.
  • Analyze logistics involved in global business operations. ​​​
  • Examine areas of financial planning that can be used to improve decision making.
  • Analyze financial information to improve operational performance.

Careers & Outcomes

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 Manager
  • Planning Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Planner


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2021 and 2031. 

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix



Paying for school

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Affordable, Fixed Tuition


Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

We’ve expanded our $1M scholarship commitment

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

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Need some help?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

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.

A C B S P Accredited

Real-world Faculty


Average years of industry experience


Chief Executive Officers


Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors.

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Frequently asked questions

A financial planning certificate prepares you to examine aspects of financial strategy that can be used to improve fiscal decision-making, whether it be for an organization or an individual.

While a “certificate” program can prepare you academically with the knowledge and skills to work in finance, this differs from “certification” in finance, which can help you to demonstrate a certain level of proficiency or experience in the field. There are several industry finance certifications available, such as the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), each with distinct eligibility requirements.

A Bachelor of Science in Business with a General Management Certificate at University of Phoenix prepares you for leadership roles within a business’s financial department. By introducing you to general management skills, the certificate can prepare you for more diversified opportunities within the financial industry.

A financial planner needs to be able to analyze financial information on a deep level by evaluating income, investments, insurance, taxes and other life factors to help individuals develop a personal  financial plan that best suits their needs.

As a financial planner you should typically complete a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business or finance. The Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a Financial Planning Certificate prepares you to build financial plans, analyze investments, manage portfolios and help clients choose insurance coverage.  You can also advance your financial planning education with a Master’s in Business degree at University of Phoenix.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics financial analysts are seeing a faster than average 9% projected growth from 2021-2031.  See how we can help you start your business career with a range of  Bachelor of Science Business degrees.

The salary ranges are not specific to students or graduates of University of Phoenix. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. University of Phoenix does not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement. BLS data is not geographically based. Information for a specific state/city can be researched on the BLS website.

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.