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Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration: Financial Services Option

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 20FN

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

 

Why major in Financial Services?

This program prepares you to pursue careers in banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and other financial institutions. You will acquire knowledge that will enable you to work as a cashier, junior loan officer, assistant credit manager, and assistant back office manager. You will gain sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable you to function effectively within large and small corporations and also in non-profit organizations and government agencies.

If I major in Financial Services, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The major is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program. However, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial markets and financial institutions;
  • Apply key elements of monetary and fiscal policy in various business contexts; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

(21 – 22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)

ENG 101 and ENG 102 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (3 – 4 credits)

Choose one of the following math courses: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 109, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 213, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239 (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)

ECO 101 (one 3-credit course)

Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)

Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161 or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(18 credits)

ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)
FIN 201 Money and Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Principles of Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential and Directed Study (3 credits)

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(23 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, or CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)

 Total Credits Required for Degree: 62 – 63

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Math (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting – Financial (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting – Managerial (4 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts

Fourth Semester
FIN 201 Money and Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Principles of Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential and Directed Study (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)

 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.