Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University has introduced a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. It represents the latest step in Ashford's commitment to providing high-quality degree programs to students seeking careers in the business field.
The program integrates a broad business curriculum to help students understand business as a whole, as opposed to a narrow view. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance will experience significant flexibility with their career options. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance prepares students for a wide range of positions in areas such as credit management, trust administration, financial planning, financial services, banking, real estate, corporate financial management, financial analysis, foreign exchange analysis, strategic planning, business analysis, risk management and many other professional areas.
"Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Finance degree combines the optimum blend and professional practice for a comprehensive education in the finance discipline and general business," said Dr. Michael Reilly, program director of the Ashford University College of Business and Professional Studies. "Those with strong financial backgrounds are often the most respected people in the business organization."
Ashford University's Finance teaching faculty are experienced professionals holding advanced degrees in their respective fields. Many have financial management career experience. In addition, many resources – including the ProQuest ABI/INFORM Dateline, Global, Trade & Industry, Banking Information Source and Hoover's Company Records library databases holding thousands of current articles – have been allocated to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance.
Ashford University's bachelor's degree in Finance is currently available online. It does not include any additional professional licensures or certifications.
About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.