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2022 Most Popular Online Finance & Financial Management Schools

920 Colleges
$51,578 Avg Salary
$26,517 Avg Student Debt

With 57,893 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, finance and financial management is the #4 most popular major in the United States.

With all the business programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Business Degree Central has created the Most Popular Online Finance & Financial Management Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 920 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online finance programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found American College of Financial Services to be the most popular school for finance and financial management students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the suburb of Bryn Mawr, The American College is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#2

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend East Carolina University. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Most Popular Online Finance & Financial Management Schools list. ECU is a very large public school located in the small city of Greenville.

While working on their degree, finance majors at ECU accumulate an average of around $23,414 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $243.

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The excellent online programs at University of Phoenix - Arizona helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best finance and financial management schools in the United States. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

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The excellent online programs at Missouri State University - Springfield helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best finance and financial management schools in the United States. Located in the city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, finance graduates from Missouri State carry an average student debtload of $21,323. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $221, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Harvard University. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Most Popular Online Finance & Financial Management Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Houston - Downtown did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for finance and financial management students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Houston, UH Downtown is a public school with a large student population.

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University of Maryland Global Campus came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Finance & Financial Management Schools ranking. UMGC is a very large public school located in the suburb of Adelphi.

Finance majors at UMGC take out an average of $20,891 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $217.

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#8

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best finance and financial management programs. Old Dominion is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.

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Southern New Hampshire University landed the #9 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best finance and financial management programs. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

Finance majors at SNHU take out an average of $33,996 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $396.

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#10

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for finance and financial management students. It came in at #10 on the list. UofM is a very large public school located in the city of Memphis.

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With a ranking of #12, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network did quite well on this year’s best schools for finance and financial management students. Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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#13

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Finance & Financial Management Schools list. U Miami is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Coral Gables.

The average amount in student loans that finance majors at U Miami take out is $23,100. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $258.

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#14

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Western Carolina University landed the #14 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best finance and financial management programs. Located in the town of Cullowhee, WCU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, finance graduates from WCU take out $21,250 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $221, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Northwood University

Midland, MI

With a ranking of #15, Northwood University did quite well on this year’s best schools for finance and financial management students. Located in the city of Midland, Northwood is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, finance graduates from Northwood carry an average student debtload of $26,973. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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With a ranking of #16, University of Alabama at Birmingham did quite well on this year’s best schools for finance and financial management students. UAB is a fairly large public school located in the city of Birmingham.

On average, finance graduates from UAB take out $26,827 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $278.

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#17

Franklin University

Columbus, OH

With a ranking of #17, Franklin University did quite well on this year’s best schools for finance and financial management students. Franklin University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Columbus.

On average, finance graduates from Franklin University take out $20,836 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $216.

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West Texas A&M University ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Online Finance & Financial Management Schools list. West Texas A&M University is a fairly large public school located in the town of Canyon.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Finance & Financial Management Schools award.

Rank College Location
19 Columbia College Columbia, MO
20 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
21 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
22 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
23 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
24 Walsh College Troy, MI
25 Post University Waterbury, CT

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Finance & Financial Management is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Finance Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Finance 52,394
Financial Planning & Services 3,544
Banking and Financial Support Services 1,135
Other Finance and Financial Management Services 406
Investments and Securities 299
International Finance 73
Public Finance 34
Credit Management 7
Financial Risk Management 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 36,038

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Dave Dugdale.

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