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Previous courses Finance (FMGT)

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.

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

  • Explain the key concepts of the role of finance in the global macro-economy
  • 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 stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance and other financial instruments and the interrelationship between them and their appropriate application including 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 and risk/return techniques for valuing investments and capital budgeting decisions
  • Understand the role of ethics and personal integrity in business and finance
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the elements of international finance
  • Demonstrate an understanding of corporate finance and analysis, including cash budgets and ratio analysis.

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 campus or at an off-campus location. 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 your course work online or through video-based instruction.


Finance Associate Degree

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
CIT 101 PC Applications I  3
FMGT 101 Personal Finance  4
ACCT 106 Financial Accounting  5
MATH 103 Beginning Algebra II  4

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
ENGL 102 Essay and Research  3
ACCT 107 Managerial Accounting  5
BMGT 111 Management  5
FMGT 211 Investments  4
COMM 105 Speech  3

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
COMM 200 Business Communications  3
HUM XXX Humanities 111,112,113,151, 152 (or) 224  5
FMGT 201 Corporate Finance   5
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics  5

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
LEGL 264 Legal Environment of Business  4
FMGT 202 Money and Banking  5
MATH 135 Elementary Statistics  5
xxx xxx Approved Elective  4

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
FMGT 242 International Finance  4
xxx xxx Approved Elective  4
ECON 240 Principles of Macroeconomics  5
MKTG 111 Marketing Principles  5

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
FMGT 251 Finance Research  4
NSCI 101 Natural Science I  5
FMGT 271 Finance Practicum  3
FMGT 272 Finance Seminar  2

Approved Electives must be selected from the following list of courses:

Course Name Credits
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra  5
MATH 130 Mathematical Analysis for Business I  5
MATH 131 Business Calculus I  5
MATH 132 Business Calculus II  5
MATH 148 College Algebra  5
CIT 102 PC Applications II  3
BOA 106 Internet Research  1
BOA 172/173 Excel Modules  1 each
ACCT 108 Intermediate Preparedness  4
ACCT 121 Data Processing for Accountants  4
ACCT 126 Accounting Systems  4
ACCT 231 State and Local Taxation  4
ACCT 232 Federal Taxation  4
ACCT 250 Intermediate Accounting I  4
BMGT 102 Managing Interpersonal Skills  3
BMGT 211 Organizational Behavior  4
BMGT 216 Ethics and Leadership  4
BMGT 245 Introduction to Nonprofit Management  5
BMGT 280 Business Professional Development  4
FMGT 221 Financial Institutions and Markets   4
HRM 121 Human Resources Management  4
LOGI 219 International Business  3
MKTG 150 Introduction to e-Commerce 3