Commercial Banking Program

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The Commercial Banking Program (CBP) at Mays Business School, a flagship internship program in the Department of Finance, is designed to equip students with the best practices for a career in commercial banking. Commercial Banking Program provides a rich developmental environment by combining formal learning, industry experience, and professional mentoring. This program is available in three options: BBA Finance Students can receive a Certificate in Commercial Banking, BBA Mays Majors can receive the Banking Services Certificate, or all Majors can pursue the Master of Financial Management.

Key benefits of Commercial Banking Certificate Program include:

  • Coursework specifically designed to develop banking industry skills
  • One compensated internship
  • Mentorship with banking executives
  • Social networking events with peers, former students, and banking professionals
  • Credit Analyst Certification sponsored by Risk Management Association (RMA)
  • Commercial Banking Certificate (Undergraduate business honors/finance majors only)
  • Banking Services Certificate (Undergraduate Certificate open to all majors in Mays)
  • Master of Financial Management option 

Undergraduate/Master Coursework

FINC 463/633* – Seminar in Commercial Banking ( major elective, 3 credit hours) Fall Only
Course objectives include learning about various careers in banking, understanding current banking practices, and managerial practices, and covering recent developments affecting banks such as regulatory changes and economic factors.

FINC 462/643 – Commercial Bank Management (major elective, 3 credit hours) Spring Only 
Course objectives include an overview of the banking industry’s history in American history, understanding the different kinds of risks that banks manage, surveying the variety of financial services provided by banks, and covering recent developments affecting commercial banks.

FINC 464/634* – Commercial Credit Analysis (major elective, 3 credit hours) Spring only
Class material is provided and prepared by the Risk Management Association Academic Foundation. Topics covered include loan structuring, analyzing business tax returns, global cash flow, detecting problem loans, and more. Students have the opportunity to earn the RMA Credit Essentials Certification in this course.

MKTG 337/637 – Marketing Financial Products & Services (major elective, 3 credit hours) Spring Only
Course objectives include equipping students with marketing and sales processes for representing bank products and services to clients, learning the consultative sales process, identification of personality styles, and effective presentation skills.

FINC 484 – Internship (BBA Finance, general elective, 0-3 credit hours) Summer Only, offered in residence with a member bank.

FINC 684 – Internship Summer only, offered in residence with a member bank. Master-level students.

* Course taught by bankers on the CBP Advisory Board

Please contact Rebecca Itz for questions on the Commercial Banking Program.


Prior to admission, all Commercial Banking Program (CBP) applicants will interview for a potential internship placement with a Commercial Banking Program board member bank. Only the students who are selected for internships will be accepted into the program. The selection criteria are at the sole discretion of Commercial Banking Program member banks.

Commercial Banking Scholarship Recipients

Commercial Banking Program Scholarship Recipients