Unleash your potential and help meet the growing need for financial professionals with Northern's online banking and financial services degree.

Format: Online or On Campus


Offered on campus and online, Northern's banking and financial services degree program has the strong support of area professionals who provide internships and part-time work for our banking and financial services students; employ NSU graduates; and serve on the NSU Bank Advisory Board.


Our faculty have extensive experience in money center and community commercial banking organizations - and expertise in lending, bank operations, bank management, investments, financial planning, trust operations, law, and bank regulation.


The Dacotah Bank Scholars Program makes it possible for South Dakota State University ag business majors to obtain a minor in banking and financial services from NSU, and for NSU business majors to obtain a minor in ag business from SDSU.


Guaranteed Interview

A brand-new partnership between Northern and Dacotah Bank will guarantee a personal interview for graduates of our Banking and Financial Services program. Read this article to learn more!  



The banking and financial major prepares you to succeed in careers including commercial banking, insurance, credit unions, investments or regulation and consumer finance.


For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.



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The Bachelor of Science in Banking and Financial Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. 



NSU banking and financial services students gain valuable hands-on experience during a required, paid internship at a bank or financial institution.

The NSU School of Business shares internship opportunities through postings and on-campus presentations and interviews.



NSU students pursuing a banking and financial degree can apply for NSU School of Business scholarships and other scholarships. Scholarships specifically for banking and financial services majors are available from the South Dakota Bankers Foundation and other area financial institutions.

Business Scholarships

NSU Scholarships



Banking and Financial Services (BS) Course Requirements and Student Learning Outcomes

Banking and Financial Services (MS) Course Requirements

Banking and Financial Services Minor Course Requirements


Plans of Study

Banking and Financial Services (BS) Plan of Study

Banking and Financial Services BS + MS (4+1) Plan of Study