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In brief: Penn State offers online degree in finance

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Penn State is now accepting applications for a new online bachelor's degree in finance starting this fall.

Courses will encompass all components of the finance field, including investments, corporate finance and financial markets, according to Penn State. In conjunction with the online degree, students may also take an 18-credit certificate in financial planning, which gives students an introduction to areas of insurance, taxes, investments, retirement planning and estate planning.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial sector jobs will see robust growth through 2022. Jobs in personal financial advising are forecast to increase by 27 percent, and the number of financial analyst jobs is predicted to increase by 16 percent.

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