Frequently Asked Questions: Financial Services

What will I learn in the Financial Services degree program at Berkeley College?

The Financial Services degree program provides a solid business core curriculum with an emphasis on corporate and personal financial planning.

  • Students benefit from a program that integrates concepts, basic theories, and fundamental practices in business, accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and more.
  • The baccalaureate program offers courses required by the CFP Board of Standards, Inc.™

The Financial Services program provides a seamless transition between an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree.

What are the Admissions requirements for Berkeley College?

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email

What is the application deadline to apply?

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

Can I study Financial Services at any of campus?

No. The Financial Services program is only offered at the New York City campus and through Berkeley College Online®.

What kind of job can I get with a Financial Services degree?

The Financial Services program at Berkeley College is designed to prepare students for a range of career opportunities.

Students gain hands-on experience with software used by financial service professionals. Plus, they can gain valuable, practical experience through program-related, faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments.

Upon completion, students may choose to pursue the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation or a career in corporate finance, including opportunities in:

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Estate and retirement planning
  • Investment portfolio management
  • Other fields related to finance

Participation in student chapters of professional associations, student clubs, and alumni interaction can help students make important industry connections.

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