Bachelor of Banking and Finance (BS)

Bachelor of Banking and Finance (BS)

School of Social and Human Studies

The Bachelor of American History (BA) program objective is to provide students with a rich and complex understanding of U.S. history, society and cultures of the past and present; focusing on literature, social science or history. The degree prepares students for opportunities in business, politics, law, education, government, journalism and other related careers. The Bachelor of American History (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience (CSUNY) staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of American History (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor.

It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of (CSUNY)’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as (CSUNY) programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at (CSUNY)? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Banking and Finance:

Treasury Management
Futures and Options Markets
Property Investment
Banking Law
Capital Markets
Commercial Banking and Finance
Financial Management
Portfolio Management
Lending Decisions
Corporate Governance
Equity Markets
Personal Financial Planning
Money Market Operations
International Banking and Finance
Investment Banking
Monetary Theory and Policy


Orientation Courses:

What we do

Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Banking and Finance:

What we do

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Banking and Finance graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Banking and Finance

Job Description
The banking, credit and finance field encompasses the storing and protecting of money, the creating and maintaining of wealth, and the receiving, distributing and overall managing of money that is crucial to the success of every business. Very broad areas, banking, credit and finance professionals can be found in every industry helping businesses as well as individuals. People entering these fields have to be knowledgeable of methods of deposit and withdrawals, loans, interest rates, budgets and financing, stocks, bonds, credits, investments, monetary systems, and financial institutions.

Skills for Success

What we do

Aptitude for analyzing, organizing and interpreting numerical data
Ability to explain financial terms and transactions to others
Strong ethics –
Analytical & precise
Computer skills –
Ability to handle money –
Strong written and oral communication skills
Able to communicate with a diversity of people
Attention to detail

Employment Opportunities for Banking and Finance field

What we do

Financial Planner –
Investment Banker –
Bank Manager –
Bank Teller –
Credit Manager –
Credit Counselor –
Portfolio Manager –
Investment Counselor –
Stock Broker –
Actuary –
City Manager –
Claim Representative –
Bursar –
Controller –
Insurance Agent and Broker –
Accountant –
Budget Accountant –
Financial Aid Officer –
Internal Auditor –
Treasurer –
Branch Manager –
Credit Analyst –
Educator –
International Bank Officer

Professional Associations

What we do

International Banking, Economics and Finance Association (IBEFA)
American Bankers Association (ABA)
Commercial Finance Association (CFA)
Credit Union National Association (CUNA)

Resources and Tools

What we do

Research Center – Yahoo
Office of Advocacy – U.S. Small Business Administration
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