Business Administration: Banking and Finance Concentration (BBF)

Accredited by ACBSP

(Effective Fall 2019)

The Business Administration: Banking and Finance Concentration major prepares students with the skills necessary to meet the business demands of today and the future. The curriculum provides a solid business core that includes an extensive background in banking and finance and the functional areas of business. In addition, students can leverage the strength of the major by selecting from among a list of directed elective courses that will complement the curriculum, which could include accounting, computer science, legal studies, management, marketing, and small business management and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can expect to be employed as financial analysts, personal financial advisors, insurance underwriters and sales, or in banking positions such as loan officers. Opportunities for employment exist nationwide, but most graduates of this major become employed within Pennsylvania, particularly in Williamsport, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

Recommended High School Subjects

English and mathematics courses (including algebra).

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major are tested for English, mathematics and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during their first semester. In addition to the standard remediation requirements, applicants to this major must remediate algebra deficiencies identified during placement testing.

Transfer Procedures

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.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • assess, criticize and synthesize classical theories of finance with more recent advances in behavioral finance.
  • analyze effective financial decision making utilizing current research, technology, and data sources.
  • evaluate the economic, ethical, sociological, and technological forces that are ever reshaping financial institutions, financial markets, and the financial system.
  • apply the strategic management process to analyze the current business environment, identify appropriate forecasting trends, and make recommendations on preferred courses of action to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.


First Semester Credits
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
MGT115 Principles of Management 3  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
Second Semester Credits
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3  
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
FIN150 Principles of Banking 3  
OEE Exploration Electives 3  
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
Third Semester Credits
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3  
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3  
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3  
MTH153 Topics in Mathematics 3  
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4  
FIN370 Money and Banking 3  
Fourth Semester Credits
BBF Directed Banking & Finance Elective 3  
FIN305 Fundamentals of Financial Planning 3  
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3  
SCI Science Elective 3  
Fifth Semester Credits
FIN350 Finance 3  
MGT301 Business Law I 3  
MGT355 Quantitative Methods for Business 3  
SCL Science Elective with lab 4  
BBF Directed Banking & Finance Elective 3  
Sixth Semester Credits
FIN360 Investments 3  
HRM300 Human Resource Management 3  
PHL210 Ethics 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
BBF Directed Banking & Finance Elective 3  
Seventh Semester Credits
FIN450 International Finance 3  
MGT410 Management of Organizational Behavior 3  Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
FIN395 Retirement and Insurance Planning 3  
BBF Directed Banking & Finance Elective 3  
OEE Exploration Electives 3  
Eighth Semester Credits
MGT497 Business Policy and Strategy 3  
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3  
BBF Directed Banking & Finance Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  


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