School and Ranking Information
There aren't any colleges or universities in Baltimore that offer banking as a major, but at least one school features a bachelor's degree in finance program that includes banking education. Based on the number of banking courses offered, the following university is considered one of the top schools in Baltimore for a degree program in banking.
- Winner: Morgan State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Finance program with a general finance track, which features several banking courses. Students also have the opportunity to join student organizations geared toward finance majors.
School Info Chart
|Category||Morgan State University|
|Rankings||15th among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,218 (in-state); $16,632 (out-of-state)**|
|Finance Degrees Offered||Bachelor of Science|
|Finance Degrees Awarded (2012-2013)||23**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||34%**|
|Noteworthy||Hosts a chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national fraternity for financial information professionals***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Morgan State University
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Morgan State University
- Finance Club offers students networking opportunities with banking and other finance professionals
- MSU's business school has more than 50 full-time faculty members
- The Graves School of Business and Management, which hosts the finance program, has its own honors program that offers opportunities for high-achieving students
MSU had just over 7,500 students as of Fall 2013, nearly 6,300 of whom were undergraduates. Located in a residential section of Baltimore, this public university offers degree programs on the bachelor's through doctoral levels, including a Bachelor of Science in Finance program.
Finance majors who opt for the general finance track can choose from classes in money and banking, bank management or investment banking. Additionally, all finance majors must complete core courses in advanced financial management, financial markets and institutions, international financial management, portfolio management and security analysis, as well as an internship or cooperative education experience.