ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Banking and Financial Services master’s degree program is now offered completely online – making it even more convenient for professionals looking to advance their career.
The program used to require a summer residency, but students would often have to use vacation time to come to campus, said NSU School of Business Interim Dean Dr. Doug Ohmer. If it didn’t work out, they would have to wait an entire year before they could finish the program.
“Now with it fully online, they can take the course when it comes naturally in their sequence of courses and be done,” Ohmer said. “So that’s the real benefit.”
Ohmer said the program is good for individuals who have already established themselves in the banking and financial services industry – at banks, credit unions or trust companies – and now might be looking to move upward in their responsibilities.
Northern began offering the Master of Science degree in banking and financial services in 2012, and at the time was one of only a handful of universities in the U.S. at to offer the program at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The program was created in response to the region’s growing demand for financial services professionals.
The undergraduate program, offered both face to face and online, prepares students for any professional, entry-level position in the banking and financial services industry, including management training programs, entry-level loan officer or assistant branch manager.
New Scholarship Program
Along with the shift to a fully online master’s program, Northern is also kicking off a new scholarship program for banking and financial services students at the undergraduate level.
Four undergraduate scholarships will be available to new, full-time students. These scholarships will be offered on a competitive basis, so students will have to apply.
For more information, visit NSU Banking and Financial Services online or contact the School of Business at 605-626-2400.
About Northern State University
Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.