Business Studies: Banking

  • Major

Program details

Lending, interest and debt drive the wheels of the modern economy and, in essence, are what banking is all about. If you’re interested in getting started in this essential industry, a Bachelor of Arts in Banking from University of Jamestown Accelerated will equip you with the foundational knowledge you need.

This program, which was designed in close collaboration with the North Dakota Bankers Association, was created for busy, working professionals—giving you the flexibility to earn your degree on your time, 100% online. With no set class times, the program is convenient and easier to complete. You’ll graduate ready to launch a career in fields like banking, broking, consulting, funds management or insurance.

What you’ll learn

  • Knowledge of the core areas of the banking industry and related ethical responsibilities.
  • Effective communication skills, acquired from our liberal arts approach to business education.
  • The ability to think critically by integrating the areas of wealth management into the development of a comprehensive financial plan.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment in which banks operate, with the ability to prepare for audits and regulatory exams.
  • Worksite learning experiences and business relationships relevant to your career objectives, acquired through our integrated internship program.
Life after graduation

Our curriculum of online classes gives students the complete skill set and tools needed to succeed in a banking career. Some potential careers after graduation include:

  • Investment Associate
  • Loan Officer
  • Underwriter
  • Branch Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Internal Auditor

Certificate Tracks

While you’re working towards your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to simultaneously earn multiple certifications. These tangible credentials count as credit, shape your expertise, and validate your skills pre-graduation.

Why UJ Accelerated?

  • UJA is the online division of University of Jamestown—a private, liberal arts University that’s helped students succeed since 1883.
  • You’ll have virtual opportunities to meet as a group for lectures and office hours.
  • Courses are available online 24/7, which means you can attend live or watch the replay.

Unmatched Support

Each student gets a faculty advisor to help them stay on track. Plus, you’ll get virtual access to the same support services offered on campus.


Increase Annually

The rate of employment continues to rise in all business sectors, making a business degree with a focus in banking a valuable investment!

Prepare for an MBA

If you hope to one day earn your Master of Business Administration degree from UJ, this versatile program will prepare you to do so.

Experience the business field first-hand.

The UJA business studies program provides a real-world business education in a convenient, flexible, learning environment.

Skilled Faculty

Courses are led by business faculty who possess relevant industry knowledge and practical experience.

Flexible Learning

Our program was made with working professional in mind. As a convenient, online program, there are no set class times so you to learn on your terms. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to connect virtually with faculty and classmates to develop your skill set while promoting regular communication and networking.

Relevant Business Skills

You’ll also graduate ready for success as you’ll be equipped with relevant business skills such as an entrepreneurial mindset, financial literacy, data literacy, and global and cultural awareness.


Required Core Courses

Course Title Credits

ACCT 201

Principles of Accounting I


ACCT 201

Principles of Accounting II


ECON 201

Principles of Microeconomics


ECON 202

Principles of Macroeconomics


BSST 302

Principles of Banking


BSST 312

Financial Statements and Analysis


COMM 312

Writing in the Professions


BUSN 315

Business Law I


BUSN 221

Business Management


BSST 323

Credit Underwriting


BSST 333

Banking Regulation and Compliance


BSST 431

Banking Capstone and Internship


Plus, choose one of the following:

Course Title Credits

BSST 416

Agricultural Finance and Price Risk Analysis


BSST 422

Asset and Liability Management


Total Semester Credits Required: 39

Meet Your Faculty

Our faculty offer the same experience to both online and in-person students. That means you’ll get support, both in and outside of the classroom—all to help you achieve your career goals.

Michael Brizek

  • Director of Online Business Programs
  • Professor of Business Administration

Financial Aid Available

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education.