Finance, Concentration: Banking
Bachelor of Science in Business
In partnership with the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA), the College of Business at Purdue University Northwest is proud to introduce the Banking concentration within the Finance major. After studying this high-quality, industry-driven curriculum in banking, you will be uniquely qualified for a rewarding career immediately upon graduation.
The Banking concentration at PNW is the result of combined efforts between the faculty and the Indiana Bankers Association. Banking-specific classes are taught by industry professionals, which assures you that you’ll learn state-of -the-art industry practices.
As a Banking student, you’ll take the core Finance curriculum as well as four required electives: Management of Financial Institutions, Financial Reporting and Compliance, Risk Management and Personal Selling.
Build a foundation by studying core business topics.
- BUSM 10000 – Freshman Seminar In Business
- ENGL 10400 – English Composition I
- MA 15300 – College Algebra
Apply your knowledge to corporate finance and the study of financial markets, as well as the institutions that help markets function smoothly.
- BUSM 30000 – Third Year Seminar In Business
- FIN 31000 – Financial Management
- BUSM 36000 – Production And Operations Management
Explore deeper topics of finance, including derivatives, international finance and investments.
- FIN 44900 – International Financial Management
- ACC 40200 – Financial Statements Analysis
- FIN 44000 – Management Of Financial Institutions
This one-of-a-kind Banking concentration was developed in partnership with the Indiana Bankers Association. The College of Business at PNW is the only place in Indiana to study banking.
Employment projections for banking professionals in Indiana is forecast to grow by 10.7 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average growth rate for all occupations in Indiana.
The Future Leaders Scholarship supports high academic achievers (3.5 GPA and above) so they may focus on their studies and be successful in their careers.
Beyond the Classroom
You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in on- and off-campus activities, including:
- Finance and Accounting Club
- CFA Institute
- Organizations of Certified Treasury Professionals
This degree prepares you for a number of careers in the field, including:
- Financial analyst
- Compliance specialist
- Bank controller
Graduates of this program are employed in organizations and companies like:
- Peoples Bank
- Horizon Bank
Our programs are accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB-accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.
Meet the Faculty
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Hammond, Anderson Building, 326
White Lodging Professor of Finance
The director of PNW’s EMBA program, Pat Obi teaches in areas including corporate finance, financial marketing and derivatives and business analytics. A student mentor, he is also a financial consultant for the City of Hammond.
Professor of Finance
Shomir Sil’s interests include international banking, microfinance, and market volatility over time.