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Plan of Study 2013-2014

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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.

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 among 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 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 . .
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications 3
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance 3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 1100 Composition I 3
BOA 1200 Business Language 2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 2 . .
BOA 1300 Business Applications 2
FMGT 1211 Investments 3
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics 3
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting 3
BMGT 1111 Management 3
SBS XXXX Refer to approved GE - SBS list 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Summer Semester . .
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list 3
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE - NAT list 4
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
Semester 3 . .
ECON 2201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business 3
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective 3
FMGT 2202 Money and Banking 3
FMGT 2242 International Finance 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 4 . .
FMGT 2299 Finance Capstone 3
FMGT 2901 Finance Practicum/Seminar 3
XXXX XXXX Technical Elective 3
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 72

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
SCM 1190 International 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

Approved General Education (GE) List

GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
GEOG 2400 Economic and Social Geography 3
POLS 1100 American Government 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology 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 Phys II 5