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Financial Services Degree

The Berkeley College Financial Services program can prepare you to help others invest in a better future.

The Financial Services program at Berkeley College is designed to prepare you for a range of career opportunities. Upon completion, you 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

The program is built on solid business education, career readiness, and preparation for professional certification exams. In response to current professional market demands, curricula have evolved to include more advanced training in analytics and technology to better prepare you for the workplace.

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

Program Locations: 

Financial Services Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is offered in: New York City, Online

Financial Services Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.) is offered in: New York City, Online

Student Testimonial

“I love the diverse environment at Berkeley. Building a social life in college is essential. I attend study sessions with my peers and participate in activities sponsored by the College. The whole experience has strengthened my self-drive.”

-Alexandria Kallan, Financial Services Student

Alexandria Kallan

Here’s what sets the Berkeley Financial Services program apart:

  • You’ll build a solid business core with an emphasis on corporate and personal financial planning
  • Integrated courses cover concepts, basic theories, and fundamental practices in business, accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing
  • You’ll get hands-on instruction from instructors chosen for academic excellence as well as relevant professional experience
  • The baccalaureate program offers courses required by the CFP Board of Standards, Inc.™
  • You’ll gain insights into investment and securities management with emphasis on current trends
  • You’ll master the software used by financial service professionals
  • You may have the opportunity to participate in an internship or job-related assignment for a valuable learning experience
  • You can seamlessly transition between Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs

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Berkeley College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. A.A.S., Financial Services and B.B.A., Financial Services are accredited by IACBE.

Potential Careers in Financial Services:

Graduates of the Financial Services program pursue positions in:

Want to learn more about Berkeley's Financial Services program?

You’ll find additional information in our Catalog, including the different degrees offered, descriptions of the courses you’ll take, the department faculty, and much more. You can always live chat or contact us with questions.

Frequently Asked Questions: Financial Services

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.

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, Business Data Science program, and National Security program 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 info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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.

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

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. Many Berkeley College programs include an internship, job-related assignment, or practicum for a valuable learning experience.

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.

Still have questions? Visit our Live Chat to speak with a representative.

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