AIB Banking & Finance Diploma

The AIB Banking & Finance Diploma is a collaborative credential sponsored by ABA in conjunction with accredited (professional or regional) institutions of higher education and Local ABA Training Providers. It offers students the opportunity to earn AIB as well as college credits, both of which can be transferred to other credential programs.

To receive an AIB Banking and Finance Diploma you must successfully complete 30 credits. Of the 30 credits, at least 15 credits must be completed in AIB courses, using AIB materials and meeting the minimum educational requirements set by the ABA. The remaining 15 credits may be from coursework that directly relates to the study of finance and financial services at an accredited college or university.

Required Courses

You must complete the following five courses:

  • AIB Principles of Banking
  • AIB Analyzing Financial Statements
  • AIB General Accounting
  • AIB Economics for Bankers
  • AIB Law and Banking: Applications

AND one of the following:

  • AIB Introduction to Mortgage Lending
  • AIB Commercial Lending (no longer available)
  • AIB Consumer Lending

PLUS other ABA/AIB courses of your choosing, for a TOTAL of 30 credits.

All required and elective courses must be completed with a passing grade (D or better) and the student’s overall grade point average (GPA) must be 2.00 or higher.

All courses must carry a minimum of 2.00 credits unless otherwise noted in the specific diploma and certificate requirements.

You can complete the requirements of your diploma and certificate at a pace that suits your schedule and the courses can be completed in any order you choose.

You can earn the necessary credits to achieve these diplomas and certificates through a variety of options: In-Person, Online Instructor-Led, Online Self-Paced, or Independent Study.