Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Bismarck, ND

Financial Services and Banking Bachelor’s Degree Program

Prepare for a career in the 21st century world of banking and finance. In the Financial Services and Banking bachelor’s degree program, you will learn to analyze financial statements, develop strategies for managing portfolios, and understand risk and its effects on finance and investment decisions. The University of Mary financial services and banking bachelor’s degree incorporates Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values into its core curriculum, and offers a variety of opportunities to serve in the community.

Financial services and banking is a registered Certified Financial Planner Board program. Successful completion of the bachelor’s degree program means that you meet the prerequisite education requirement to apply for the CFP Certification exam. Classes are led by distinguished faculty with real-world experience working in the finance and banking industry.

Financial Services and Banking Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

As you pursue your bachelor’s degree in financial services and banking, you will have opportunities to:

  • Design and evaluate personal financial plans, including investment, retirement, and estate plans.
  • Build relationships within the community and with individuals in the banking and finance profession.
  • Participate in the Emerging Leaders Academy — a program that offers selected students the chance to take part in exciting field experiences and leadership projects.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the economic, political, and regulatory environment of the financial services and banking industry.
  • Use information technologies to access, analyze, and report financial information.

All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher.

*ACC 101, *102, 403; BUS 201, *215, 220, 311, 317, 318, 333, 362, 372, 380, 381, 418,
460; 446 or 452

*ECN 203, 204, *ENG 121, *COM 110,

*MAT 180, *CIS 101 or pass the equivalency exam

Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.

ACC 101, 102; MAT 103, ECN 203, 204; BUS 317, 362, 372, 381

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Program Advisor: Susann Cuperus

If you are considering pursuing a bachelor’s degree in financial services and banking, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota: