Financial Services

KC has a robust banking industry, which in whole accounts for 12.5 percent of the region’s economy.

Many of these banks are headquartered in the Kansas City region. Major players like H&R Block Inc., the world’s largest tax services provider, and American Century Investment Services Inc., a leading investment manager with a 50+ year history, call Kansas City home. Other widely recognized companies include  Commerce Bank, with more than 50 branches in the region, UMB Bank and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.

For a full listing of major Financial Services employers in the KC region, click here.

Get involved in one of Kansas City’s many professional organizations for members of the Financial Services industry

Advanced Degrees and Certifications

DeVry University
Masters of Accounting & Financial Management
Graduate Certificates: Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Analysis
Kansas State University
Applied Statistics (Grad. Cert.)
Personal Financial Planning (Grad. Cert., Distance Learning)
University of Central Missouri Accountancy
Actuarial Science
Business Administration
Business Management
University of Central Missouri-Lee's Summit Business Administration
Ethical Strategic Leadership 
University of Kansas
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Science in Business with a Finance Concentration (MSB-FIN)
University of Missouri-Columbia
Accountancy (MAcc)
Accountancy (PhD)
Applied Mathematics (MS)
Economics (MA, PhD)
Finance (PhD)
Mathematics (MA, MST, PhD)
Personal Financial Planning (MS, PhD)
Statistics(MA, PhD)
Statistics (Graduate Minor)
Taxation (Accountancy Graduate Certificate)
Taxation (Law Graduate Certificate)
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Accounting (MS)
Economics (MA, PhD)
Mathematics (PhD)
Mathematics and Statistics (MA, MS)
Webster University
Finance (MS)

Want to continue your education?  MBA programs are offered at most colleges in the KC area. Visit the Higher Education page for a more complete listing of schools.

Discover the history of Kansas City’s roots in financial services, and learn how it has grown into a strong and flourishing trade today.

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