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The Banking Academy was founded by the College in partnership with a network of regional and national banking and financial institutions committed to building strong, diverse pipelines of students into the industry. These partners will provide industry insight, access to mentors and potential internship and employment opportunities for Academy students. Founding partners.





Students enrolled in the Woody L. Hunt College of Business Corporate Academies are uniquely prepared to enter their industry with some of the following Advantages:



Exclusive Networking Opportunities


Enriched Professional Development Opportunities


Preparation for Industry Certification Exams

Topics in Banking

Topics covered in the Banking and Financial Institutions major and minor range from traditional topics in banking to the latest trends and cutting edge technologies:

  • FinTech
  • Digital Currency
  • NFTs
  • Interest Rates
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Bank Stress Tests
  • Money
  • Money Laundering
  • Credit Unions
  • Exchange Rates
  • Cyber Security
  • Bankruptcy
  • Underwriting
  • Foreclosure

Career Pathways

The Banking Academy opens doors to a variety of high-impact jobs within the indsutry. Below is a list of some of the positions possible through the Academy.

  • Bank Examiner
  • Branch
  • Manager
  • Audit Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Banker
  • Wealth Adviser
  • Relationship Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Treasurer

 Banking and Financial Institutions: A New Major and Minor

Specific courses for the Banking and Financial Institutions major/minor may include:

  ECON 3320   Money and Banking
  FIN 3325

Money and Capital Markets

  FIN 4311 Bank Management
  FIN 4312 Current Issues in Banking
  FIN 4318

Financial Analysis of Firm and Valuation

  FIN 4329

Bank Lending

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Academy Enrollment & Contact

UTEP students in good academic standing are eligible to enroll in the Banking Academy. Students are encouraged to participate in all Academy-related events to get the most benefit from the Academy. Interested students can fill out an interest form and upload a resume online at

For further information or advice on the application process, contact Vanessa Leon, Director of Corporate Partnerships and Alumni Relations at

Application Form

To access the application form, Click Here.