Is a BS in banking and finance a worthwhile degree?

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Because the banking and finance industry is a very broad field, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in banking or finance is definitely a great start to seeking a career in banking, investments and the financial service industries. Depending on your career interest, a Bachelor’s degree in banking and finance...

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Because the banking and finance industry is a very broad field, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in banking or finance is definitely a great start to seeking a career in banking, investments and the financial service industries. Depending on your career interest, a Bachelor’s degree in banking and finance can open paths to various employment opportunities such as:

  • Investment Banking
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Commercial Lending
  • Entry-Level Bank Management or Management Trainee
  • Credit Card Department
  • Auditing or Bank Regulatory Departments
  • Sales or Personal Banking Representative
  • Analysts
  • Credit Underwriters

Once you have identified a career path of interest, you may find that pursing an additional certification or graduate degree will be an added plus if pursuing advancement opportunities, especially in areas such as:

  • Corporate Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Senior Level Management or Executive Level Management
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Financial Planning Management Advisor
  • Licensed or Certified Financial Advisor or Planner
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