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.
The concentration in banking requires 15 hours which is comprised of:
- FIN 350 – Capital Markets & Institutions
- ECON 303 – Money & Banking
- FIN 411 – Commercial Banking
- FIN 455 – Practicum & Project in Finance
Plus one of the following electives: ACCT 380, FIN 340, FIN 437, FIN 440, MKTG 401, or ECON 420.