M.Sc. On Campus

Banking and Financial Services

Northern State University

24 months
616 USD/credit 11088 USD/year
471 USD/credit 8478 USD/year
329 USD/credit 5922 USD/year
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Northern State University is the only accredited institution to offer a master of science degree in Banking and Financial Services.


In NSU’s Master of Science in Banking and Financial Services program, you’ll study the business of banking. You’ll learn how bankers best serve customers’ financial needs through business performance evaluations. You’ll also study the inner workings of banking and financial institutions, and the economic environment in which they operate.

Graduates are prepared for careers in all aspects of the financial services industry: commercial banking, insurance, credit unions, investments, regulation and consumer finance.

NSU’s banking and financial services faculty have extensive experience in money center and community commercial banking organizations, where they gained hands-on experience in lending, bank operations, bank management, investments, financial planning, trust operations, law, and bank regulation. This industry experience, coupled with the academic theories behind the operations and practices of the industry, will give you a strong foundation on which to build career success.

Northern State University program enjoys the strong support of local, state and regional banking and financial service professionals, many of whom employ our graduates.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program can expect to find opportunities as financial managers, lenders, compliance officers, analysts, personal financial advisors, and insurance underwriters.

Students are counseled by advisers and instructors on potential career paths, as well as internship and post-graduation employment opportunities. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Accounting and Business Law
  • Accounting for Banking
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Communication and Team Dynamics
  • Marketing and Financial Services
  • Credit Analysis
  • Lending
  • International Economics and Banking
  • Applied Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you'd like to pursue a master's degree at Northern, please declare this intent when admitted to graduate study. The minimum grade point average for admission to a master's degree program is a cumulative 2.75 for bachelor's degree work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11088 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 616 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 329 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Aberdeen

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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