Why study banking and financial economics at UND?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

UND's Banking & Financial Economics program is part of the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA), the largest business school in North Dakota. You'll study:

  • Basic business
  • Economic theory
  • Principles and practices of banks and other financial institutions
  • Bank regulation
  • Macroeconomic policy
  • International finance

Graduate with the ability to analyze risk, write about and understand financial markets and institutions and understand how outside influences can affect financial institution management.

Accreditation by AACSB


This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.

Banking & Financial Economics at UND

  • Network with students and others in your industry at one of 25 professional clubs on campus.

  • Sharpen your trading skills at the campus' Lanterman Investment Center, where you'll learn to balance risk and reward with access to nearly 140 different worldwide exchanges.

  • Gain real-world experience at an internship. Out students have worked for organization such as Microsoft, FDIC and the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions.

Economics Careers


Median annual salary for economists

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Expected growth in demand for economists by 2028

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UND's Banking & Financial Economics program gives you the skills to prepare for work in regulatory agencies and financial institutions. Some possible careers include:

  • Bank examiner
  • Banker
  • Credit analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial/economic analyst
  • Loan officer

A Banking & Financial Economics degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Financial analysis
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Strategic planning
  • Business analysis
  • Financial statements

Our alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Bremer Bank
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.
  • Wells Fargo & Company

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Leaders in Action

In the classroom or in the field, you'll gain the hands-on experience necessary to become a leader in the industry.