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Christian Brothers University, in conjunction with the Barret School of Banking, offers this concentration to prepare students for a career in the Banking field.

Students choosing the Banking concentration will enroll in specialized courses beginning in their junior year. The concentration will provide the basic analytical tools and problem-solving skills needed to be successful in the banking industry, including savings institutions, credit unions, investment banks, and securities firms. Career options include, but are not limited to, commercial lending, bank management, investment banking, and securities trading. Along with the new major concentration, the university will also offer a Minor in Banking.

CBU’s School of Business has partnered with the Barret School of Banking, which is housed on the university’s campus, to develop this new concentration. The Barret School of Banking’s Executive Director, Chris Kelley, will serve as an integral member of the Banking Advisory Board to the School of Business and many of the courses will be taught by successful professionals and leaders in the field who will bring their extensive firsthand experience in banking industry-specific career paths to the classroom.

What You'll Study

All business administration majors (121 credits) complete general education and business core courses. Your banking concentration courses will give you a deeper understanding of banking and the banking industry.

Required General Education & Business Courses

  • General education courses: 31 credits
  • School of Business support courses: 9 credits
    • Applied Math-Intro Calculus, MATH 106
    • Speech Communication, SPCH 125    
    • Business Communication, ENG 371
  • School of Business core courses: 57 credits
    • Financial Accounting, ACCT 260
    • Managerial Accounting, ACCT 270
    • Business Law I, BLAW 301
    • Business Law II, BLAW 302
    • Fundamentals of Business, BUS 103
    • Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 214
    • Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 215 
    • Financial Management I, FIN 327
    • Financial Management II, FIN 427
    • International Business, MGMT 320
    • Foundations of Management, MGMT 227
    • Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt, MGMT 418
    • Ethical Decision Making in Business, MGMT 430
    • Business Policy, MGMT 498
    • Introduction to Computer Business Applications, MIS 153
    • Introduction to Management Information Systems, MIS 231
    • Principles of Marketing, MKTG 311
    • Elementary Business Statistics, STAT 221
    • Intermediate Business Statistics, STAT 222

Banking Concentration Courses

  • Banking concentration courses: 15-16 credits
    • Capital Markets & Institutions, FIN 350
    •  Money & Banking, ECON 303
    • Commercial Banking, FIN 411
    • Practicum & Project in Finance, FIN 455
    • And one of the following:
      • Investments/Lab, FIN 340/L
      • Financial Statement Analysis, ACCT 380
      • Introduction to Real Estate, MKTG 401
      • Managerial Economics, ECON 420
      • International Financial Management, FIN 437
  • Major-specific elective courses: 8-9 credits