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Certificate in Banking & Financial Services

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Gain the Real-World Skills Employers Value

The banking industry is actively recruiting management talent with a banking background and an understanding of technology as the industry evolves.  EKU’s 100% online banking and financial services certificate program focuses on experiential learning and takes a real-world  approach to curriculum to meet the needs of today’s banking industry.  Students benefit from the relationships our experienced faculty have built with banks, federal agencies and bank technology services providers. Graduates of our AACSB-accredited program are prepared to take on key roles in banking management and increase salary potential. 

Program At-A-Glance

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18 Credit Hours

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Cost per hour

$417

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Benefits
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Benefits of EKU Online

Learn essential skills for today’s business environment. Our fully accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs.

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • No campus visits required
  • Free application
  • Free textbooks for undergraduate students
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Reduced tuition for active-duty military members
  • Reduced tuition for spouses of active-duty service members
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Fast-track opportunities for students with 80 or more credit hours
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Students become Certified in Credit Analysis by taking a certification exam at the end of Credit Analysis (FIN 315)
  • Experience with ProBanker Bank Management Simulation Software in Bank Management (FIN 437)
  • Annual Banking and Finance Meetup Event where students network with Nationally recognized industry leaders in banking and financial services
  • High-performing students.  Our students win national banking competitions and scholarship money!
  • Ranked by S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Career Opportunities

Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for financial professionals.

Job Opportunities Include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Tax manager
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Assistant treasurer
  • Investor relations associate
  • Actuary
  • Credit analyst
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Curriculum

EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, forensic accounting, and investment and portfolio theory.

Degree Requirements

A total of 18 credits are required to graduate. Complete degree requirement information about the banking and financial services certificate is available in the university undergraduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

FIN 304 Financial Institutions (3)
A comprehensive overview of the financial institutions industry, with an emphasis on commercial banks.

FIN 315 Financial Statement and Loan Analysis (3)
This course introduces the fundamentals of financial analysis for the purpose of credit analysis from the perspective of commercial banks. Students will learn from case studies adapted from real life examples to develop an understanding of credit risk, the development of lending policies and procedures, pricing loans and expectations of risk and return.

FIN 324 Principles of Investments (3)
Analysis of the characteristics, valuation, and tax implications of various investments such as common and preferred stock; corporate, federal, and municipal debt; mutual funds; money market accounts; options and futures. Explores methods of trading securities.

FIN 437 Bank Management (3)
A synthesis of the financial concepts and theories mastered in previous finance courses. The student will develop a quantitative and qualitative understanding of financial institutions management and how decisions are made. This course includes a bank management simulation activity.

Enrollment

Kaitlin Dougherty

Advisor Name

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Kaitlin Dougherty for information about the EKU Online Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Public Accounting Bachelor’s Degree programs and certificates.

Contact Info:
859-622-7626
Kaitlin.Dougherty@eku.edu

Application Deadlines

 

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June

 

Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Financial Aid Office: 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345
Student Account Services: 859-622-1232

Student Success

I appreciate that the communication studies program incorporates the real world into the curriculum, that way when I graduate, I actually feel prepared and equipped for a job in my field.

Rachel BranscumCommunication Studies Student

Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan

Heath Bergmann
  • “I can confidently say that — as someone who doesn’t even live in the United States — EKU’s online program has been extremely accommodating and flexible. I can discuss advising appointments over email, and I can have my textbooks shipped to my address overseas.” – Sydney Garner Lewis
  • “After the birth of our first child, I knew I needed to go back and finish what I started,” said McKenzie. “I was happy that I could pick up where I left off at EKU even though I lived in a different state.” – EKU Online student and mom
  • “I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.” – EKU Online Psychology student Jason Tate
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