Broadly speaking, finance is the management of money and includes activities such
as investing, lending, and budgeting. In a corporate setting, finance functions include
managing cash, evaluating corporate investing, and raising money. In banking, finance
functions include helping firms and households raise cash, as well as managing cash
and investments. Finance is also involved on a personal level through the management
of wealth and investments for individuals.
The Spears School of Business offers online programs as an alternative way to earn
a degree. We believe that students should have access to high-quality, affordable
education, regardless of their schedule or location. Online courses are available
24/7, and are designed with multimedia content and virtual activities to promote student
A finance degree provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities
Portfolio and wealth management
Real estate portfolio management
Prospective online undergrad students apply through the application portal. Completing
the application accurately and taking time to answer the essay questions will maximize
your opportunities at OSU. The online application also serves as your application
for eligible scholarships at OSU.
If you have questions about the application process call the OSU Office of Undergraduate
Admissions at405-744-5358. We will help guide you through the process if something is confusing or unclear.
OSU offers undergrad online degree programs at a block rate tuition structure which means students taking 12-18 hours will be charged the same block rate whether
they take 12 to 18 hours in a semester. This helps students shorten the time to earn
their degrees and assists with financial budgeting. Additionally, OSU accepts transfer credit and all undergraduate students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the
university and college. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2020-2021 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available
on the Bursar website.
2020-2021 Estimated Cost
Total cost per credit hour
Total cost per 3-credit hour course
Semester Block Rate Tuition and Fees based on 15 hours
* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2020-2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they
factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if
not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer