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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (BSBA): Banking Major

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Banking Major meets the needs of those who wish to become effective managers of people, projects, or their own business. The curriculum has been developed by professionals with combined business and academic expertise from both Saint Joseph’s College and the Center for Financial Training and Education Alliance (CFTEA). Courses require students to apply what they have learned to a work setting and thus are able to immediately test their personal and professional skills. 

The carefully crafted CFTEA Banking Major program’s express goal is to ensure that the graduate will have acquired those sound analytical skills that are necessary to become an effective supervisor or manager in the banking industry, or other public or private institution.

The program outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Banking major include the abilities to:

  • Build a well-rounded foundation of topical knowledge unique to the profession along with general management studies.
  • Apply theory to practice within the critical areas of management in 21st century organizations.
  • Acquire various bodies of knowledge and competencies within specific areas of study or individual fields.
  • Demonstrate critical writing, thinking, calculating, and communication proficiencies.
  • Acquire broad areas of human knowledge to develop intellectual capacity and deepen insight within general fields of study.
  • Understand the foundation of ethical and professional standards including those specific to a field of study.
  • Develop a foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Obtain credential or degree needed to advance or enter professional career in the field of management.


The BSBA Degree w/Banking Major is intended for students to apply credits earned through the Center for Financial Training/Northern New England, towards their major requirements.  General Education requirements consist of business focused courses to complement the business core and business elective requirements.

Consists of 120 semester hour credits, including 42 credits of General Education Requirements, 36 credits of Core Business requirements and 30 Banking Major credits and 9 Business Elective credits and 3 General Elective credits. 

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements

The Leadership for Sustainable Communities (LSC) core is driven by its learning outcomes. LSC core learning outcomes are built on the premise that all graduates of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (SJC) have the foundation to become leaders in creating a sustainable future. More specifically, we organize the LSC core learning outcomes around three areas:

  1. Development of Knowledge: Foundational Inquiry & Skills
  2. Sustainability of Communities and the Planet 
  3. Personal Growth & Professional Development

Moreover, the general education curriculum supports several of SJC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes.  Specifically:

  • Identify and apply the ethical and moral dimensions of their particular field of study;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral formats;
  • Engage in responsible citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and evaluate information from diverse sources and perspectives.

General Education Requirements (42 credits)

Development of Knowledge: Foundational Inquiry and Skills (18 Credits)

Sustainability of Communities and the Planet (15 Credits)

Personal Growth & Professional Development (9 Credits)

Business Core Requirements

(39 semester hour credits)

(36 semester hour credits for banking major option)

*FI 301 not required for banking majors.

Banking Major Requirements (CFTEA) (30 Credits)

(30 semester - hour credits; courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise indicated)

Required Courses (These courses are taken through the Center for Financial Training & Education Alliance)

  • B1074 (formerly B1350):  Money and Banking
  • B1370:  Principles of Banking
  • B9121:  Business Communication or B1865 (formerly B1870):  Written Communication and B5465:  Verbal Communication
  • B1080 (formerly B3670):  Legal Foundations in Banking (formerly Law & Banking Applications) or BA302:  Legal Environment of Business II
  • B4310:  Supervision
  • B6350:  Commercial Lending
  • B6920:  Analyzing Financial Statements
  • B7008:  Consumer Lending
  • B6050 (formerly B7820):  Residential Mortgage Lending or B6047 (formerly B7880):  Real Estate Finance
  • B7740:  Marketing for Bankers

Additional Business Requirements (15 Credits)

Students must complete 15 credits from the selection of available Business Electives.

Business Electives, Concentrations & Certificates

Students are not required to take any particular grouping of courses and may choose any combination from any of the available business electives listed in the catalog.

Preparatory coursework may apply in some cases (check course descriptions for prerequisite requirements)

(certificates offered as indicated)


  • Students may choose from any of the course offerings pertaining to business described in the catalog that are not listed as a business core course in the program option chosen. 
  • Courses have been grouped according to subject matter and in some cases, certificates may apply. 
  • Students considering The Leadership MBA Fast Track Option should check with their advisor to ensure qualification. Earned credit with a “B,” or better will be considered for transfer into the MBA program.
  • Students seeking to enroll in the Master of Accountancy should consider taking all prerequisites (7 courses) prior to applying to the graduate degree program.
  • Students seeking CPA licensure should determine their state’s accounting coursework requirements to choose appropriate electives.

Associate Degree Block Transfer (60 Credits)

For those enrolled in the banking major who possess an associate degree and wish to complete the BSBA degree program.

Banking majors who possess an associate degree from an accredited institution are eligible for The BSBA Completion Degree.

The completion degree allows for the full acceptance of an associate degree (60 credits) as a “block” transfer without the need for a partnership agreement with degree conferring institutions. General Education options (15 Credits) consist of business focused courses to complement the business core and business elective requirements. Students must also complete 15 credits from the selection of available Business Electives (Total of 30 Credits).

The admitted student (with 2.5 GPA or greater) may transfer the entire “block” of undergraduate credits earned.  These credits may consist of courses from general education, professional and trade programs.

Admission Requirements

Meets all of the admission requirements for an undergraduate degree.

Provides transcripts of ongoing progress of required CFTEA completed coursework.

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