Finance, Concentration: Banking

Bachelor of Science in Business

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Program Intro

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.

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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.

Curriculum Overview

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.

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Sample Courses

  • BUSM 10000 – Freshman Seminar In Business
  • ENGL 10400 – English Composition I
  • MA 15300 – College Algebra

Learn about time value of money, basic financial instruments like bonds and stocks, and the significance of interest rates.

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Sample Courses

Apply your knowledge to corporate finance and the study of financial markets, as well as the institutions that help markets function smoothly.

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Sample Courses

  • 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.

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Sample Courses

  • 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.

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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

Career Paths

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
  • Centier
  • 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

Paolo Miranda

Paolo Miranda, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Hammond, Anderson Building, 326

Pat Obi

Pat Obi, Ph.D.

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.

Shomir Sil

Shomir Sil

Professor of Finance

Shomir Sil’s interests include international banking, microfinance, and market volatility over time.

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