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BS Banking

Pictured | John Li | Banking/Finance | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)

About the Bachelor of Science in Business (Banking)

The Bachelor of Science in Business (Banking) provides a solid financial background along with entrepreneurial skills to service this growing market. The need for specialized education arises from the increased competitiveness within the financial services industry. Many banks make tremendous efforts to serve not only the budding entrepreneur, but also those entrepreneurs successful in growing to new heights in sales and market expansion. Growing entrepreneurial businesses have significant funding needs. As is often the case with a growing business, there are insufficient internally generated cash flows to finance expansion. Firms can choose to go public, seek private equity, or turn to their banker to supply the funds needed to stoke future growth. Banks need skilled employees with the ability to recognize those entrepreneurial opportunities, who possess the depth of finance knowledge to evaluate the deal’s potential, and who have the ability to close the sale. The program offers a wide variety of courses in finance, entrepreneurship, and sales management to ensure that graduates possess the skills necessary to be successful in this growing industry.

Academic Advising

The mission of the academic advising program in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics is to promote academic success, student satisfaction, and increased retention by providing students with advisors to help students make educational, career, and personal decisions.

The policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and freshmen and sophomores are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all freshmen and sophomores prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Business degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

Concentration Requirements (21 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Junior and Senior Years­­
  • BUS-F 302 Financial Decision Making
  • BUS-F 345 Money, Banking, and Capital Markets
  • BUS-F 420 Equity and Fixed Income Investment
  • BUS-M 426 Sales Management
  • BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation

Select one of the following:

  • BUS-F 444 Applications in Financial Management
  • BUS-F 446 Bank and Financial Intermediation
  • BUS-F 494 International Finance

Select one of the following:

  • BUS-W 430 Organizations and Organizational Change
  • BUS-Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management

Electives­­ (9 cr.)

Students will consult with an academic advisor for recommended electives.

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Academic Bulletins

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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