BS in Business - Banking & Finance

Banking and finance provides an essential understanding of the economic and financial processes and management practices adopted by financial institutions and functions in businesses across industries. The role of the banking sector in today’s economy is also highlighted, with an eye on the different types of banks and the abundance of services they offer. 

This area of emphasis prepares you for the management of private and public institutions’ financial structures. It helps you develop skills in the field of financial analysis, as well as managerial skills in the money and commodities’ markets. It prepares qualified personnel and potential executives for Lebanon’s banking sector and the financial services industry. 

Emphasis Curriculum

The minimum number of credits required to graduate with a BS in Business with an emphasis in Banking & Finance  is 92 credits. 

Along with the General University Requirements and Business Core Requirements, to graduate with an international business emphasis, the student should complete all of the Emphasis Requirements along with 9 credits of Business Electives.

Typical Study Plan (pdf)

Emphasis Requirement (12 credits)

Number Course Cr
FIN302 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
FIN311 Banking Operations 3
FIN411 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
FIN413 Corporate Finance 3

Business Electives (9 credits)

Any of the following 
Number Course Cr.
ACC431 Financial Statements Analysis 3
FIN321 Introduction to Insurance 3
FIN322 Global Financial Managament 3
FIN323 Islamic Banking and Finance 3
FIN399 Internship/ Practicum 1
FIN401 Senior Seminar in Finance 3
FIN421 Financial Derivatives 3
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT366 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
QBA301 Intermediate Managerial Statistics 3

Career Prospects

Finance-related careers are abundant, as the industry is progressively growing. The finance major can land you a career in a wide range of industries. 

With a banking & finance degree you can work in:

- Commercial Banking
- Investment Banking
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Planning
- Insurance
- Money Management
- Private Equity
- Brokerage Firms
- Real Estate
- Public Finance
- Financial Markets

You may have a career as:

- Credit Analyst
- Loan Officer
- Mortgage Banker
- Private Banker
- Financial Analyst
- Credit Manager
- Cash Management
- Benefits Manager

- Actuary
- Stock Broker