Certificate in Banking

Explore key aspects of commercial banking through the completion of four finance courses. The certificate in banking equips students with industry-relevant skills and insights.
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Program information

Nearly all businesses have loans from banks, and most businesses and corporations rely on this source of credit. Through the completion of four courses, certificate students will gain an understanding of financial markets and institutions, commercial credit and lending analysis, risk-management decisions, and financial regulations. 

The certificate is most applicable for KU students majoring in finance because of the many finance prerequisites for the certificate‚Äôs 400-level courses. Earning the certificate signals to employers an interest in a banking career. Students become competitive candidates for a variety of commercial banking roles, including but not limited to: 

  • Banking analyst 
  • Loan officer 
  • Credit analyst 
  • Financial analyst 
  • Risk manager 

Commercial banks play active, crucial roles in the economies of rural and urban communities by providing essential financial services. As a result, careers in commercial banking are highly versatile and offer professional mobility. 

Banking certificate courses

Students who complete the following courses will satisfy the certificate requirements and will have the certificate noted on their degree transcript.


Typically, FIN 413 is offered in fall and spring semesters, FIN 435 and FIN 455 are offered in the fall, and FIN 445 is offered in the spring.