Financial & Business Operations

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

Graduates of this track are also 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.

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 awards 3 credits for passing the SIE exam. 

This means you can earn 19 credits for the SIE credential and the undergraduate certificate in Financial Operations.

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.

You Can Do This!  

Explore your career via our Career Bridge Portal, where you can see the credentials and skills required for in-demand jobs, find current job opportunities in our region, and see how any transfer credits you have apply to Peirce College programs.

Applying to Career Bridge is free.

APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE to see if you qualify.

Courses and Certifications



PLA option

PRC 101 Peirce Orientation



MGT 114 Essentials of Customer Service


PLA option

BIS 111 Applied Software Fundamentals


PLA option

ACC 105 Fundamentals of Accounting 



FIN 105 Fundamentals of Finance



Portfolio Selection & Risk Management (5-week course via Coursera)

Investment Strategies & Portfolio Analysis (3-week course via Coursera)


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 that may have a skills match:

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

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

To get started, APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE


Questions about corporate partnerships:
Contact Dr. Stephanie Gibbs-Emenaka at or 215.670.9279.

Questions from individual learners:
Contact LaKeesha Johnson at or 215.670.9388.


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