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Today’s banking, insurance, corporate finance, and consumer- finance 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 or government agencies, or various departments of banks, savings and loans, mortgage companies, and insurance companies. Examples of these positions include loan processor, financial planner, loan officer, financial analyst, customer service analyst, mortgage banking trainee, foreign currency trader, credit analyst, insurance analyst, stockbroker trainee.

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.
  • 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.

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 Banking Fundamentals Certificate has been designed to educate entry-level employees for commercial and community banks. Students will learn business, communications, and customer service basics to help bank customers. All content will be taught with an emphasis on ethics, finance, banking operations and financial strategies. The certificate provides college level courses, positioning program completers with the necessary skills for a position in the banking industry and the ability to complete an associate's or bachelor's degree in the future.

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 classroom experience continues to provide students with high quality instruction in a small class 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

Semester 1 . .
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance 3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting 3
BOA 1102 Excel I 2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
STAT 1400 Statistical Concepts for Business 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
FMGT 1211 Investments 3
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance 3
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting 3
BMGT 1111 Management 3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 3 . .
FMGT 2202 Money and Banking 3
ECON 2201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles 3
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
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
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 60

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

ACCT 2250 Intermediate Accounting I 4
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics 3
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management 3
BMGT 2280 Professional Development 1
BOA 1300 Business Applications 2
COMM 2200 Business Communications 3
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance 3
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management 3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business 3
MKTG 1230 Customer Service & Sales 3
SCM 1190 International Business 3

Foundations of Insurance Certificate

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business 3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills 2
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 11
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management 3
. or .
BMGT 2254 Negotiation
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance 3
MKTG 1230 Customer Service and Sales 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 20

Banking Fundamentals Certificate

FIRST SEMESTER . CR
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business 3
MKTG 1230 Customer Service & Sales 3
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance 3
COLS 1100 * First Year Experience Seminar 1
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
MATH 1104 Math Concepts for Business 3
TOTAL . 16
SECOND SEMESTER . CR
BMGT 2254 Negotiation 3
COMM 2232 ** Interpersonal Communication 3
. OR .
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance 3
COMM 2200 Business Communications 3
FMGT 2200 Foundations of Banking 3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics 3
TOTAL . 12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDITS . 28