Financial & Business Operations

Students who complete the Career Bridge Financial and Business Operations track earn up to 19 stackable credits, including an undergraduate certificate, which apply directly to undergraduate degree programs at Peirce College.


Graduates of this track are prepared for the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam - the first exam required to sit for additional FINRA certifications, such as Series 6 and Series 7, which are required for professional advancement in the field of finance and securities.  


Peirce awards 3 credits for passing the SIE exam. 


Passing the SIE exam demonstrates that you possess basic industry knowledge and the ability to pass additional FINRA exams, which are critical to professional advancement in the sector.


Peirce counselors will connect graduates with employment opportunities in the region and help them apply for jobs, prepare for interviews and leverage the College’s alumni network.


Classes for this track are scheduled to begin in September 2021.

Courses and Certifications



PLA option

PRC 101 Peirce Orientation



ENG 101 English Composition


PLA option

MGT 114 Essentials of Customer Service


PLA option

BIS 111 Applied Software Fundamentals


PLA option

COM 202 Intercultural Communications



MGT 126 Organizations and People



SIE training course and exam




19 credits


* Peirce awards 3 credits for passing the SIE exam.

Why Financial & Business Operations?


National job growth: projected 5% increase


Occupation examples:

Finance Administrator

Median salary:  $47,000


Client Service Associate

Median salary:  $45,000


Examples of lower wage jobs with a skills match:

  • Bank tellers
  • Cashiers
  • Hospitality workers
  • Retail sales workers
  • Telemarketers

Sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, (Finance Administrator, Client Service Associate)

Contact Dr. Stephanie Gibbs-Emenaka at or 215.670.9279.

Classes for this track are scheduled to begin in September 2021.


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