Business Administration AAS – Banking and Finance Degree

Code: AAS.BUS.BANK

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Banking and Finance is designed for students seeking a position in a bank, lending institution or financial firm. This AAS provides a solid foundation for employment within the banking and finance field. The Degree offers an integration of career specific banking and finance, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the financial results of companies.
  • Recognize and apply various financial theories.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of financial metrics.
  • Defend the collected data that will be used to conduct financial analysis.
  • Organize and write a financial report.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

BNF-101Principles of Banking

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

BUS-103Business Mathematics

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
MAT  Mathematics Elective† 3-4
BNF-201Principles of Finance

3

BNF-203Cash Management

3

BUS-233Business Law I

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Fourth Semester

  Restricted Business Elective I** 3
  Restricted Business Elective II*** 3
  Humanities Elective* 3
  Free Elective(s) 4
BNF-202Asset Management

3

BNF-208International Finance

3

Total Credit Hours:19

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Course:

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

  Mathematics Elective*†  

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Additional General Education Course:

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

  Restricted Business Elective I**  3
  Restricted Business Elective II*** 3
ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

BNF-101Principles of Banking

3

BNF-201Principles of Finance

3

BNF-202Asset Management

3

BNF-203Cash Management

3

BNF-208International Finance

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

BUS-103Business Mathematics

3

BUS-233Business Law I

3

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

Total Credit Hours: 39

Free Elective(s)

Total Credit Hours: 4

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Course List.

**Select BNF-102, BUS-201, or BUS-207.

***Select BNF-463, BNF-207, BUS-234, or BUS-262.

†Select MAT-150, MAT-155, or MAT-223.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.