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Why study finance online through OSU?

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 collaboration.


Career Path

A finance degree provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities in:

  • Financial analyst
  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial banking
  • Portfolio and wealth management
  • Investment banking
  • Real estate portfolio management
  • Investment advising
  • Energy finance


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 at 405-744-5358. 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 for 12-18 credit hours. All undergrad students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the university and college.

2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $178.55 $695.90
Fees $243.05 $243.05
Total $421.60 $938.95
Set semester block rate tuition & fees (12-18 hrs) $4,509.00 $12,269.25
* This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2020–2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer




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