With a focus on accounting principles commonly utilized in businesses, students in this course are exposed to foundational topics in the field, including financial statements, reporting, analyzing, and interpreting financial information.
Ability to prepare financial statements
Awareness of how financial information factors into business decisions
Understanding of the lifespan of financial information
Degree in Banking & Finance
Professionals in banking come to the industry via many different educational backgrounds, chief among them being finance. Other popular degrees may include business, accounting or economics, and many of the classes taught in each of these programs overlap with the others mentioned. Regardless of the title of the major, students in these programs gain valuable insight and knowledge about the financial sector while also learning about topics within the liberal arts or sciences that will help fill out their understanding of societal and cultural forces that affect banking. Jobs for a baccalaureate graduate range from positions as financial advisors or accountants to roles as auditors or loan officers.