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Higher Education Programs for Future and Current Bankers

Academic programs for the next generation of bankers, and opportunities for current bankers to earn credit toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree with ABA training

Many colleges and universities across the country are offering banking programs. Whether you are looking for your next employee or want to expand your career development offerings for current bankers, take a look at these university programs.

American Council on Education

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 18 ABA online training courses. ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions. ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities which helps adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations. Online training can be completed in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. 

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City University of Seattle (CityU)

Current bank employees can develop their professional skills and earn college credit for completing approved ABA online courses and certificates. Online coursework can substantially reduce the cost of undergraduate or graduate degrees and is one way CityU is delivering on its promise of quality learning for working adults.

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Huston-Tillotson University

This Historically Black College/University (HBCU) is the oldest institution of higher learning in Austin, Texas, and it now offers ABA’s Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending. Through a partnership between ABA and Texas Capital Bancshares, Huston-Tillotson University students will hear executive guest lecturers, and receive required textbooks for free.

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Louisiana State University

In partnership with ABA, the Louisiana Bankers Association and LSU, the E. J. Ourso College of Business is offering ABA’s Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending through the Department of Finance. Students will learn the philosophy of banking, financial statement analysis, real-world application and more.

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Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business (COB) offers students an opportunity to earn ABA’s Certificate in Business and Commercial Lending. Students can do so by enrolling in three approved courses offered through the Department of Accounting, Finance and Management Information Systems (MIS). PVAMU was the first Historically Black College/University (HBCU) to offer this program.

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Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana)

Purdue’s College of Business offers a banking concentration within the finance major. Courses cover management of financial institutions, risk management for financial institutions, risk management for financial institutions, as well as financial reporting, compliance and personal selling. Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) and state banks provided a $135,000 donation over three-years to support the program.

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Marquette University

As part of their finance major, Marquette offers an introductory course in banking to help understand the foundations and nature of banking, how banks make money, the regulatory structure, current issues in banking and overall value creation.

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National University

As San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university, National University’s global student network includes over 180,000 alumni. Bank employees can apply ABA courses towards course credit—making the path to earning a business degree faster and more affordable.

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