NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 23, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Banking and Financial Services (MS) - Accelerated

Location(s): Online


Students that have 90 credits completed and a 2.75 GPA can earn their undergraduate degree and master’s degree in 5 years. As an undergraduate student, students can enroll in 500 level courses instead of 400 level courses. These higher-level courses will count toward both their undergraduate and master’s degrees per approval by the graduate studies office. Then, during their fifth academic year, students will continue and complete their master’s degree program as normal.


The Banking and Finance master’s degree provides insight on the business of banking. Students will learn how to best serve customers’ financial needs through business performance evaluations while also studying the inner workings of banking institutions and the economic environment in which they operate. This program prepares students for careers in commercial banking, insurance, credit unions, investments, and regulation and consumer finance. As an added bonus, all students who complete this program are also guaranteed an interview with Dacotah Bank after their graduation.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze financial data and banking regulations in order to assess risks to a bank. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Apply the appropriate banking regulations, policies and procedures to internal banking operating procedures. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Identify and analyze data in order to create required regulatory reports and to effectively and efficiently apply bank resources. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Develop knowledge and skills to identify credit, deposit, and financial needs and promote the quality of life in the community served by the bank. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Civic Knowledge and Engagement)
  • Apply ethical principles and an ethical culture to banking activities. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)