2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, BSB, Concentration: Banking

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About the Program

Apply Now The financial world operates under its own language. Students who learn how to speak that native tongue will have so many doors opened and opportunities available to them. The Finance curriculum at Purdue University Northwest is rigorous, but those able to meet the challenge will be able to enter the world of business backed by the kind of education that only Purdue Northwest can provide.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all courses unless otherwise noted
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (31 Credits)

Other Required Courses (14 Credits)

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all courses (unless otherwise noted); 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required. EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 8 (13 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Finance Major (Elective Courses) – Choose from FIN 44100, FIN 44200, FIN 44400, FIN 44700, FIN 44800

Note 2: Free Elective – Any course 10000 level or higher except for CHM 10000, GNS 29000, MA 11100, and MA 11500.

Note 3: BUSM 45000 must be taken in the semester during which a student expects to graduate.

Note 4: Recommended Natural Science courses: SCI 10300, SCI 10400, SCI 10500, SCI 11200, SCI 11300, SCI 11400, SCI 12200, SCI 13100, SCI 15000

Experiential Learning Requirement (EXL) - Any course that has been officially designated as experiential learning. The approved COB EXL courses are:  BUSM 45000, CIS 40000, CIS 42600, ENTR 40000, ENTR 40100, ISM 48600, MKG 42000, MKG 42800, MKG 42900*, MKG 43300, OBHR 43600, and OBHR 44400.

*Course may be repeated twice for credit

Students should check the course schedule for courses which may have newly received EXL designation


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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