Banking Career Planning


What Can I Do With This Major?

Each of the IU South Bend Leighton School of Business alumni listed below have a degree in banking.  Each are at different points in their career—some are just starting out, some have years of experience.

While everyone’s career path is unique, you can learn more about how your career might look by reviewing these profiles:

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How to list this degree on your resume

Bachelor of Science in Business: Banking

Bachelor Degree Requirements:

Examples of Jobs in This Field

Below are only a few examples of jobs you can get with a banking degree.  Learn more about other jobs in banking here.

 If you have a specific job in mind, you can learn more about it here. 

Examples of Detailed Job Descriptions

To get a job after college, you will need a degree AND experience.  Looking at job descriptions gives you an understanding of what employers want, beyond just your degree.

Many employers will consider class projects, internships, part-time jobs, club involvement and volunteer positions you held as relevant experience.

Below are some examples of job descriptions. Some of the duties may be unfamiliar to you now.  Do not worry, you’ll understand more as you take classes and progress in the major

  • Commercial Banking Assistant
    • Prepare due diligence reports and provide necessary information to loan documentation for preparation of loan documents
    • Maintain credit files, monitor and clear account exceptions for lender
    • Prepare wire transfer requests and loan/checking account transactions
    • Generate reports for lenders and open new accounts for customers
    • Bring discrepancies and/or issues to a satisfactory conclusion
    • Qualifications: bachelor degree, customer service experience, ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Line of Business Risk Specialist
    • Assists in the execution of the Line of Business Risk Management program, identifying opportunities for enhancement. Under supervision, enables line of business adherence with risk programs
    • Assists in the design and development of the risk management program to meet business and regulatory expectations
    • Executes the risk management program within or across the lines of business (e.g. - business self-assessment and quality reviews). Participates in the consultation to execute the program components
    • Works to develop risk expertise while working with the businesses and other risk partners (e.g., Compliance, Credit, Legal, Audit)
    • Qualifications: A university / college degree, with 2+ years of relevant professional experience. Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures. Certified Risk Manager (CRM) a plus
  • Small Business Relationship Banker
    • Work with small business customers to understand their financial needs, recommending appropriate products and services to support their business
    • Provide recommendations and assist small business customers with a wide-array of financial solutions to satisfy their spending, saving and borrowing needs
    • Collaborate with branch colleagues and partner with the Business Banking team to support and refer small business customers with more complex financial needs
    • Ensure compliance with all financial policies, procedures and regulatory requirements
    • Qualifications: Strong listening and customer service skills; Ability to effectively engage with customers; Ability to problem solve and provide solutions; Willingness to work branch hours, which can include weekends and evenings; candidates must meet and comply with all requirements set forth in the SAFE Act, including successful completion of the required background checks and obtaining a Unique Identifier from the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS)
    • Experience in retail, hospitality or banking industry is highly desired


Student Organizations

Professional Organizations

Listings in this section are not meant to be endorsements of the organizations by the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics.  Listings are meant for informational purposes only.

There may be additional professional organizations related to this major on the international, national, state and local levels.  Do an internet search to find more opportunities. 

Professional Development Opportunities 

Job and Internship Boards

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