Business Administration: Banking & Finance Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Finance Lab

About this program

You love numbers. Your attention to detail is spot-on and your analytical side is off the charts. Ready to channel that passion toward a career in banking and finance? At Penn College you’ll be among a community of tomorrow makers who learn by doing. Spend time in class exploring new concepts and challenging theories. Then put techniques to the test in our collaborative learning lab.

Master's Degree Pathways


Overall Placement


Student Organizations


  • Banking
  • Financial counseling & planning
  • Investment & wealth manager
  • Business analyst

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Principles of Banking (FIN150)
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACC123)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT240)
  • Directed Business Administration Elective (BBM)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO112)
  • Fundamentals of Financial Planning (FIN305)
  • Directed Banking & Finance Elective (BBF)
  • Finance (FIN350)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business (MGT355)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Money and Banking (FIN370)
  • Investments (FIN360)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM300)
  • International Finance (FIN450)
  • Management of Organizational Behavior (MGT410)
  • Retirement and Insurance Planning (FIN395)
  • Business Policy and Strategy (MGT497)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Exploration Electives (OEE)
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)
  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Ethics (PHL210)
  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Open Elective (OEA)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Business Mathematics (MTH113)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)

Financial Markets Investment Lab

Study the ins and outs of finance. Investigate fraud and risk behavior with SAS software, and explore cyber security in our collaborative learning lab.

Student Experience

"Penn College offered me a holistic, hands-on approach to finance with interactive labs and career preparation. I participated in the Student Managed Investment Fund club, the Accounting Society and as a tax preparer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) held at the college. Penn College offers an environment which allowed me to co-organize a Financial Literacy seminar, emphasizing their commitment to community involvement."

George Anthony Gadbois

Business Administration: Banking & Finance Concentration

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Woodlands Bank
Barron's in Education
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ACBSP Accredited
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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Student-Managed Investment Fund

Using real funds, gain an appreciation of the issues and pressures that come with investing.

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.


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Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your know-how in the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Each year, IRS-certified accounting and business students participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is a free service designed to offer tax assistance to low income individuals and families, while also giving students a chance to work with the community.

More Information

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page in our Course Catalog for general requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

  • Mr. Chris W Frantz, '05, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Savoy Contract Furniture
  • Ms. Alexandra M Lehman, '18, Event Management Specialist, Susquehanna University
  • Mr. Mickey C Locey, '91, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
  • Ms. Valerie Reynolds, Owner, My Way Media
  • Mr. Samuel R Ryder, Vice President - Business Banking, First National Bank
  • Mr. Gabe Sinicropi, Jr., Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Williamsport Crosscutters
  • Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
  • Mr. John Yogodzinski, III, '07, Executive Director/Board President, Arthaus Projects

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