Banking and Financial Markets Program

The objective of the banking and financial markets program is to provide additional study in the areas of financial management of commercial banks including the organization, operation, financing and functions of banks and certain related financial institutions. This program is specifically designed for those students interested in pursuing careers in banking, bank regulatory agencies, or in related financial institutions, such as savings and loan associations, credit unions, sales and consumer finance companies, and government agencies.

For this specialization students complete a total of 18 credit hours, including 15 credit hours in required courses, and three (3) credit hours in specialization electives. The completion of specified courses in business finance, banking, and investment science and portfolio management may be applied toward specialization requirements in all three areas.

Degree Requirements

Required courses

FNBK 3400Investment Principles and Practices

3

FNBK 3500Financial Markets

3

FNBK 3650Commercial Bank Management

3

FNBK 3700International Financial Management

3

FNBK 4150Intermediate Financial Management

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Specialization electives

In addition to the required courses, students must also take 3 credit hours in specialization electives to complete a total of 18 credit hours.  Choose three hours from the following:
FNBK 3000Financial Reporting and Analysis

3

FNBK 3550Public Finance

3

FNBK 4500Special Problems in Finance and Banking

3

FNBK 4510Finance and Banking Internship

1 - 3

FNBK 4590Risk Management for Business Managers

3

FNBK 4600Investment Risk Management

3

FNBK 4610Portfolio Management

3

Recommended electives

ACCT 3020Basic Federal Income Taxation

3

ACCT 3030Intermediate Financial Accounting I

3

ACCT 3040Intermediate Financial Accounting II

3

ACCT 3050Intermediate Managerial Accounting

3

RELU 4400Residential Real Estate Finance

3

Total Credit Hours: 18