Texas A&M Kingsville - Minor in Banking
In 2016, officials at Texas A&M Kingsville saw that there was an unmet need for a banking program in the Coastal Bend region. Local banks were very supportive, and the program officially launched in fall 2019, although the first bank management class with a real-world project was offered in fall 2017.
Most of the students come from the Coastal Bend region, but significant numbers hail from Houston, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. Some come from San Antonio and Kingsville and a few from Austin and Dallas.
The banking program has two dimensions: One is the banking minor, which consists of six courses, including advanced classes in finance with electives in accounting and marketing.
The other program is digital banking, which is a certificate consisting of finance and information systems courses. The information systems classes include data security, fraud and data analytics.