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Earn Your Banking Degree Online

Explore new opportunities with MSU Denver’s unique and in-demand banking degree. Learn from experts in the financial sector as you learn how financial institutions handle funds, manage risk, meet client needs, and comply with an ever-evolving set of laws and regulations. Graduates of the banking degree program are highly sought after for their diverse skill set throughout Colorado and nationwide. 

Save money and save time with Prior Learning Assessments

Our banking program received a grant to help students with banking experience navigate Prior Learning Assessments (PLA). You can earn credit for the banking experience you already have while earning your BS in Banking.

At least 60 of the credits required for the BS in Banking can be earned through PLA. If you are interested in having your learning recognized, please reach out to us for next steps. Contact:

Course Requirements and PLA Opportunities


The University’s General Studies requirements include Composition, Oral Communication, Mathematics, History, Arts, and Sciences. 27 of these credits have PLA opportunities


The Business Core provides students expose students to a breadth of business knowledge and skills and gives students an understanding of all the functional areas of a business and how they each contribute to the performance of the organization. 15 of the 36 credits in the Business Core have PLA opportunities


All Banking majors take the certain required courses, along with 4 courses in their chosen concentration. 12 of the 30 credits in the Banking major have PLA opportunities


Banking majors are part of the College of Business and are required to complete two courses specified by the College of Business. 3 of the 6 credits in the Additional Requirements have PLA opportunities. 


Students are required to earn 120 credits to graduate, which allows students in the BS in Banking 14 credits in electives. Additional PLA opportunities are available for elective courses.

Program Options

Optional concentrations include Compliance and Financial Analysis.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

Expand Your Career Options with a Banking and Finance Degree

A banking and finance degree can broaden your career options to include opportunities such as managing

  • banking operations
  • risk analysis
  • financial markets and institutions
  • personal selling 


MSU Denver is One of Colorado's Top Affordable Online Colleges

Ranked by low student-to-teacher ratios, excellent financial aid packages and high graduation rates, MSU Denver provides the most bang for your buck.

Best For Vets 2020

MSU Denver is regularly ranked as a top school for serving those who serve, with 1,207 current and former military members on campus.

Top 5 Most Innovative Schools in the West

U.S. News & World Report has recognized MSU Denver for our innovative curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology and facilities.

Facilities and Resources

Located walking distance from Denver’s downtown financial district, MSU Denver is on the Auraria Campus, offering you nearby access to internships, jobs and volunteer experiences with local and state government, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Program Accreditation

Only 5 percent of the world’s business programs are AACSB-accredited and MSU Denver’s College of Business is one of them.

AACSB accreditation represents the gold standard for business education worldwide. When you attend an AACSB-accredited program, you know that it’s passed AACSB’s rigorous standards.

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