Banking & Financial Economics
Take your ability to analyze and problem solve to the next level by majoring in banking and financial economics at UND. At our accredited College of Business & Public Administration, you’ll learn the the quantitative aspects of working in and managing financial institutions.
The UND Department of Economics aims to prepare you not only for common careers paths but also career paths that other schools fail to focus on. You’ll learn from both economics and finance faculty who will expose you to a wide-variety of courses such as:
- Business and Economic Statistics
- Capital Market Financing and Investment Strategies
- Financial Management
- International Money and Finance
- Lending and Liquidity Management
You’ll leave the program with the ability to analyze risk, write about and understand financial markets and institutions, and understand how outside influences can affect financial institution management. After graduation, you’ll be ready to jump into a successful career.
Part of what makes our graduates so successful is their dedication to learning and the preparation they receive while at UND. Even our faculty is actively engaged with banks, which leads to real world experiences for you. For example, the Bureau of Business & Economic Research has opportunities for pairing students and faculty on research projects.
You're encouraged to complete internships to gain valuable career and industry knowledge while learning the principles of economics. Some past internships have been with companies such as:
- Bremer Financial
- North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions
With the analytical skills that are enhanced and developed in the economics program at UND, you’ll be in high demand for a multitude of career options. Some career paths you could follow are:
- Bank examiner
- Credit analyst
- Financial/economic analyst
- Loan officer
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