Banking and Financial Services Degree (Online)

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

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About The Program
School of Business

Banking and Financial Services Degree (Online)

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.


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!  


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




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 the NSU Career Center.


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.

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Program Success/Outcomes 


“As I look back on my Northern experience over these past four years, I am both dizzied and thrilled at the same time. Dizzied because of the insane amount of things that I was able to accomplish in that time on a personal and professional level and thrilled because of the sheer amount of gratitude I have for all of the opportunities that I have been given. You know, it’s honestly pretty strange to be writing a beNORTHERN feature on myself after two and half years of putting them together for so many other amazing people across campus. Being able to share the stories of the people who make our campus whole has been absolutely fantastic. Everything has come full circle for me at NSU and this is truly one of those moments. No amount of words could put into perspective how thankful I am for the things I have been able to do at NSU and I truly hope that you, too, can make your experience on campus as much of your own as I did. From my involvement in Student Government to Color Guard to NSU Theater to CAB and beyond, there’s never been a moment where I didn’t feel like I had complete control of doing what I love. When I look back on my campus experience in years to come, I know I’ll forever be nostalgic about all of the moments that I collected from my time at NSU. From the amazing friends I have made to the activities I was a part of to the amazing growth I have seen in myself, Northern will forever be a part of my heart. Thank you, Northern. That’s all I can say. Thank you.” - Tyler Harris #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential

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Contact Information 

For more information about this degree, offered online and on campus, contact Jennifer Bengs or call 605-626-7725. Or, contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or

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