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. 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 an understanding of financial metrics.
  • Defend the collected data that will be used to conduct financial analysis.
  • Organize and write a financial report.

Career Pathways

Teller /Platform Assistant   Entry Level Position in Bank Operations (Mortgage, Trust, Consumer Loan Departments)  
     

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-101Principles of Macroeconomics

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-101Principles of Macroeconomics

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

Free Elective(s)

Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 39

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Course List.

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

***Select BNF-293, 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.