Banking and Financial Services Concentration

Learn more about the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

The Banking and Financial Services concentration provides students with the fundamentals to pursue the many opportunities in the financial services industry that require background in the role and structure of financial markets, the role of regulation, key functional topics (e.g., credit underwriting, valuation, security underwriting and distribution including securitization, mortgage finance, and risk management), as well as exposure to the opportunities created by Fintech disruption.

Students who pursue this concentration will be uniquely qualified to step into bank credit underwriting positions as well as other entry level banking positions related to treasury, liquidity, operations, or enterprise risk management.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration, including the requirements of the major listed below. Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 GPA in the major to graduate as a Finance major.

Major Requirements

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Requirements of Banking and Financial Services Concentration

FIN 3504Intermediate Corporate Finance3
FIN 3507Security Analysis and Portfolio Management3
FIN 3551International Finance 13
FIN 4596Seminar in Corporate Finance 23
Select three of the following:9
Bank Enterprise Risk Management
Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
Financial Modeling
Financial Markets and Institutions for Business
Advanced Portfolio Analysis
Commercial Credit Risk Analysis
Total Credit Hours21

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance: Banking and Financial Services Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Please note that this plan is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met.

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STAT 1001Quantitative Methods for Business I3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STAT 1102Quantitative Methods for Business II4
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
LGLS 1101Legal Environment of Business3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
STAT 2103Statistical Business Analytics (waives GenEd Quantitative Literacy requirement)4
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
MIS 2101Digital Systems3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ACCT 2102Managerial Accounting3
BA 2101Professional Development Strategies1
BA 2196Business Communications [WI]3
RMI 2101Introduction to Risk Management3
FIN 3101Financial Management3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MSOM 3101Operations Management3
BA 3102Business Society and Ethics3
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Corporate Finance 
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
BA 3103Integrative Business Applications3
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Corporate Finance 
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 
Select one of the following:3
Bank Enterprise Risk Management 
Derivatives and Financial Risk Management 
Financial Modeling 
Financial Markets and Institutions for Business 
Advanced Portfolio Analysis 
Commercial Credit Risk Analysis 
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
BA 4101Global Business Policies3
FIN 3551International Finance3
Select one of the following:3
Bank Enterprise Risk Management 
Derivatives and Financial Risk Management 
Financial Modeling 
Financial Markets and Institutions for Business 
Advanced Portfolio Analysis 
Commercial Credit Risk Analysis 
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
FIN 4596Seminar in Corporate Finance [WI]3
Select one of the following:3
Bank Enterprise Risk Management 
Derivatives and Financial Risk Management 
Financial Modeling 
Financial Markets and Institutions for Business 
Advanced Portfolio Analysis 
Commercial Credit Risk Analysis 
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124