School and Ranking Information
While there are not any schools in Philadelphia offering programs specifically in banking, there are many private and public schools in the area that offer degrees in a related area, such as finance, for those interested in careers in the banking industry. The following school is the top pick for finance in the area, based on school rankings and number of programs available.
- Winner: Temple University's Fox School of Business is located right in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs related to banking. This school offers the Bachelor of Business Arts in Finance and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management degrees through its Department of Finance.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#121 in National Universities (2015); #62 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014); #58 in Top Public Schools (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergrad: $14,770 (in-state); $25,450 (out-of-state)*|
|Finance Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Finance Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||200**|
|Most Popular Finance Degree Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (190 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||66%**|
|Noteworthy||The MBA program is accredited by AACSB International***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Temple University
- Undergraduate students may take an accelerated program that allows them to complete their finance bachelor's degree in three years
- Full-time MBA students must participate in a summer internship to be eligible for graduation
- Fox School of Business and Management offers 28 student organizations, including the Financial Management Association and the Fox Finance Club
Temple University was founded in 1888 and has grown to enroll over 35,000 students, offer 404 degree programs, and 17 schools and colleges. Fox School of Business and Management, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance, is one of the largest business schools in the nation, with more than 7,000 students and 195 faculty members.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree program prepares graduates for employment at financial institutions, such as commercial banks and investment banks. In addition to providing specialized knowledge in finance, the curriculum helps students develop problem-solving and communication skills and to understand critical business concepts, including the ethical and legal responsibilities of businesses and organizations. MBA candidates who major in financial management take core business courses as well as participate in the Advanced Managerial Perspectives program. The MBA is a 2-year, full-time program. Students must complete courses in upper-level finance, business strategy and risk management.