BS in Business Studies - Banking & Finance

This program is offered by the Department of Finance & Accounting

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 Studies with an emphasis in Banking & Finance  is 92 credits. 

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

Emphasis Requirement (12 credits)

Number Course Cr
FIN302 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
FIN311 Banking Operations 3
FIN405 Investment Analysis  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
FIN401 Senior Seminar in Finance 3
FIN421 Financial Derivatives 3
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT338 Negotiation Skills 1
MGT366 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
MGT438 Leadership Skills 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