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Today’s banking, investment, corporate finance, consumer credit, and commercial credit industries offer outstanding career opportunities for community college graduates. The Associate Degree Program in Finance gives students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in entry-level and management training positions. These may be in finance departments of corporations, government agencies, and departments of banks, savings and loans, mortgage and insurance companies. Examples of these positions include loan processor, financial planner, loan officer, financial analyst, mortgage banking trainee, foreign currency trader, credit analyst, insurance analyst, stockbroker trainee and collections manager.

The Foundations of Insurance Certificate is a six (6) class sequence that prepares students for entry-level positions in central Ohio’s thriving insurance industry. The Foundations of Insurance Certificate is a natural fit for students who are already in the Business Management or Finance programs.

The certificate includes a new course, Principles of Insurance (FMGT 2232). This course introduces the principles of insurance and risk management, including terminology and definitions as used in the industry.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Finance, the graduate will be able to:

  • Explain the evolving role of finance in enterprise operations. Explain operational methods, policies and regulations of various financial institutions including basics of different functional areas/departments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of both commercial and consumer credit.
  • Understand and analyze various financial instruments including their interrelationships and risks/returns as well as how they fit into asset allocation.  
  • Understand the essential elements of personal finance including credit, taxes, major purchases, banking, insurance and financial planning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use current tools and technology (including spreadsheets and the internet) to research, analyze and report on financial topics.
  • Apply Time Value of Money techniques for valuing financial instruments and capital expenditures projects. Understand the role of ethics and personal integrity in business and finance.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the opportunities and risks of International Finance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of corporate finance including financial analysis and capital structure.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate financial and business concepts in written and oral form.

Traditional Classes and Online/Distance Learning Choices
The Finance program is proud to offer traditional and online/distance learning (DL) options for our students. The traditional class room experience continues to provide students with high quality instruction in a small classroom setting, on Columbus State’s campuses or at one of our regional learning centers. Finance also offers online/distance learning (DL) courses that provide the same high quality learning as traditional instruction, yet with the flexibility of being able to complete course work online.

 The Finance program has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Finance Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance  3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications  3
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 2 . .
FMGT 1211 Investments  3
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting  3
COMM 2200 Business Communications  3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  3
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 3 . .
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance  3
FMGT 2202 Money and Banking  3
BMGT 1111 Management  3
BOA 1300 Business Applications  2
ECON 2201 Principles of Macroeconomics  3
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Semester 4 . .
FMGT 2242 International Finance  3
FMGT 2299 Finance Capstone  3
FMGT 2901 Finance Practicum/Seminar 3
. OR .
BMGT 2299 Case Studies in Strategic Management  3
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective  3
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE - NAT list  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 64

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

ACCT 1400 Accounting Systems  3
ACCT 2231 State & Local Taxation  3
ACCT 2232 Federal Taxation I  3
ACCT 2250 Intermediate Accounting I  4
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics  3
BMGT 2245 Introduction to Non-Profit Management  3
BMGT 2280 Professional Development  1
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance  3
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management  3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business  3
MATH 1075 Intermediate Algebra  5
MATH 1148 College Algebra  4
MATH 1150 Pre-Calculus  6
MATH 1151 Calculus I  5
MATH 1152 Calculus II  5
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles  3
SCM 1190 International Business  3

HUM
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I:  Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African-American History I: 1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African-American History II: 1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

NAT
GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT               
(SELECT ONE)

ASTR 1141 Life in the Universe  3
ASTR 1161 The Solar System  3
ASTR 1162 Stars and Galaxies  3
ASTR 1400 Astronomy Laboratory  1
BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology I  4
BIO 1112 Human Biology  4
BIO 1113 Biological Sciences I  4
BIO 1114 Biological Sciences II  4
BIO 1125 Plant Biology  4
BIO 1127 Environmental Science I  4
BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology  4
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society  5
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I  4
CHEM 1112 Elementary Chemistry II  4
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I  5
CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II  5
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science  4
GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks  3
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology  4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology  4
GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters  3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy  3
PHYS 1106 Physics by Inquiry: Properties & Motion  5
PHYS 1200 Algebra-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1201 Algebra-Based Physics II  5
PHYS 1250 Calculus-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1251 Calculus-Based Physics II  5

Foundations of Insurance Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business  3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management  3
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance  3
MKTG 1230 Customer Service and Sales  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 17