What will I learn?

Finance is the study of financial markets and institutions, the valuation of financial assets, and the allocation of assets to achieve desired financial goals. Through financial services providers such as commercial banks, trust companies, financial partnerships, multi-line insurance companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, stock brokerage firms, investment advisory firms and regulatory agencies, financial services professionals give customers the tools to achieve the successful allocation and management of financial resources. Financial services professionals are employed in a wide variety of occupations, such as financial services sales, financial planning, customer service, operations, portfolio management, bank branch operations and management, mortgage services, personal financial advisors and loan officers.

In the St. Louis region, which is recognized as a national center for the banking, finance and insurance industries, and in other major markets, there is a growing demand for financial services specialists. Maryville University, in response to local financial services providers actively seeking graduates with both financial services and marketing skills, is currently the only university in the region to offer a Financial Services major.

As a Financial Services major in the John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville, you will combine what is commonly thought of as “traditional finance” with relevant marketing skills that will allow you to market, sell and service products to customers. The development of these professional skills will give you a competitive career advantage as you enter the job market. In addition, we balance financial services and marketing education with a strong liberal arts education, focusing on technical competence, theory analysis and application, communication skills and cultural awareness.

Your experience as a Financial Services major at Maryville does not end in the classroom. Each Financial Services student will be required to participate in a senior year internship or project involving a local financial services provider and current events in the financial world. Currently, Maryville offers internships with local companies and financial services providers such as Edward Jones, Boeing, Scottrade, American Equity Mortgage and Energizer. In addition, Maryville has established a wide network of professional contacts with financial services providers such as Edward Jones and Scottrade. These associations can help you build professional contacts in the community before you graduate, allowing you to transition easily from the classroom to the professional world.

Which department am I in?

John E Simon School of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$26,070.00 per year

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Start date

24 August 2020


John E Simon School of Business

650 Maryville University Drive,



63141, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school diploma; A high school grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

To be considered for admission, applicants should have:

  • A high school diploma with a minimum of 22 units of credit including four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social sciences (social studies) and three additional units in any of the above areas or in a foreign language.
  • A high school grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Freshman applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above, and GED/HiSet applicants (who are considered on a case-by-case basis) may be asked to submit additional material, come to Maryville for a personal interview, and/or complete additional testing before an admission decision is made.

Maryville University requires that students provide proof of English proficiency for study at the University. The following are acceptable means of providing proof of English proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 69 overall with no sub score lower than 15, or
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no sub score lower than 5, or
  • DET: 40, or
  • PTE ACADEMIC: 47, or
  • ELS Center: Level 112 completed with a 2.5 grade or better, or
  • U.S. University/College Study: English Composition 104 equivalent with a “C” grade or better. English for non-native speakers does not qualify, or
  • A Level: 1 “A” grade or better in English or 3 “B” grades or better in subjects other than Math.

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About this uni

Maryville University is a highly-respected institution offering more than 90 degree programs to a diverse student body.

  • Ranked amongst America’s top colleges.
  • Prides itself on outstanding and innovative teaching.
  • Excellent graduate outcomes with 97% job placement rate.
  • Diverse student body of over 9,000 people.