Commercial Banking Program

The modern banking industry represents an exciting - and growing - career opportunity. Roles within the banking industry vary greatly and include operations, technology, lending and credit risk analysis.

The Commercial Banking Program at Marquette offers a diverse range of courses, including an entry-level course in banking, an overview of the primary leadership functions in the banking environment, and a course focusing on risk management and the risk evaluation process which banks engage in as they execute their duties and responsibilities.

The Commercial Banking Program is accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

For more information or to indicate interest in the program, please contact Dr. Kent Belasco.

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  • Class trip to Switzerland, 2022
  • Class trip to Switzerland, 2022
  • Class trip to Switzerland, 2022
  • Field trip to CIBC, Fall 2019
  • BMO Tower visit, 2021
  • Golf Outing with Wells Fargo, 1/10 teams
  • Kathleen Kraninger, Director of CFPB visit to class
  • Students, Dr. Belasko and FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams at WBA Conference
  • Intro to Banking class visits CIBC
  • Class trip to Switzerland, 2022
  • BMO Harris Field trip to Chicago, January 2018
  • First Commercial Banking Program conference on Fintech, John Waupsch (seating right) keynote speaker, January 2018
  • Commercial Banking students and Dr. Belasco meet with Senator David Craig as the Wisconsin Legislature announces measures to support financial education
  • Jennifer Gigot, 2018 Financial Executives Institute Outstanding Senior Award
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Money Museum Field Trip, January 2018
  • Wintrust Bank, Chicago, Field trip visit, January 2018
  • Class trip to BMO Harris, January 2019
  • Class trip to Wintrust, January 2019
  • Dave Casper, CEO of BMO Harris speaks to students
  • Money Museum, Spring 2019 Federal Reserve visit


Banking curriculum - four year plan - UCCS Core (students entering MU before Fall 2018)

Banking curriculum - four year plan - MCC Core (students entering MU Fall 2018 and later)

Sophomore year

  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Summer: Banking Internship

Junior Year

  • Bank Leadership
  • Investment Analysis
  • Summer: Banking Internship

Senior Year

  • Bank Risk Management
  • Applied Financial Modeling