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Banking and Financial Services
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee and West Allis campuses
Also offered entirely online
Program Code: 10-114-3

 

For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500


Overview
— Through the Banking and Financial Services associate degree program you will learn accounting and financial principles for employment areas including banks, credit unions, insurance and consumer finance companies, finance departments and government offices. Graduates of the program possess the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level employment, articulation to a four-year program, and increased skills to further one's career opportunities.


Career Outlook
— The program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the financial services industry; graduates will have a solid foundation for a wide range of opportunities including personal banker, credit specialist, insurance sales agent and loan specialist.

Added Career Value — Earn the Financial Services diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Courses marked with a ^ symbol in the course list below count toward the diploma program. See your program advisor for details.


Program Learning Outcomes
 — Employers will expect program graduates to:

  • Exhibit knowledge and understanding of banking and financial transactions
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of accounting concepts
  • Apply selling skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate application of financial tools
  • Employ problem-solving and decision-making skills


Preparation for Admission
— The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement test

Abilities recommended for success in the program include attention to detail, good organizational skills, a high degree of accuracy in your work, ability to analyze detailed information and to follow procedures, and an interest in business and economic trends.


Future Opportunities
— MATC has articulation agreements with numerous colleges and universities. If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend, regarding the transfer of MATC credits.


Possible Careers:

Collections Specialist
Credit Specialist
Customer Service Representative
Financial Specialist
Insurance Sales Agent
Loan Specialist
Personal Banker
Sales Assistant

Related Programs:
Business Management
Entrepreneurship
Financial Services Technical Diploma
Marketing Management


Start Dates:
August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits


( ) = Sequence for Full-Time Students



(1)


FIN-120

Introduction to Money, Banking and Financial Markets ^

3


(1)


COMPSW-106

Introduction to MS Office ^

3


(2)


ACCTG-111

Accounting 1 ^

4


(2)


BADM-165

The Legal Environment of Business

3


(2)


RBUS-102

Mathematics of Business ^

3


(3)


ACCTG-113

Accounting 2 ‡

4


(3)


BADM-104

Business Statistics ‡

3


(3)


HRMGT-198

Business Ethics

3


(3)


RBUS-111

Business Communications ‡

3


(4)


FIN-122

Investment Principles ‡ ^

3


(4)


BADM-126

Business Finance ‡

3


(4)


FIN-170

Credit Management Procedures ^

3


(4)


BADM-192

Risk Management and Insurance ^

3


(4)


MKTG-104

Selling Principles ^

3


(4)   FIN-180 Financial Statement Analysis
     3

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES





ECON-195

Economics

3





OR Any 200-series ECON course






ENG-151 and 

 

Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^


3




ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3





OR ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course






MATH-107


College Mathematics ‡


3





OR Any 200-series MATH course






NATSCI-167


Science of Technology


3





OR Any 200-series NATSCI course






PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3





OR Any 200-series PSYCH course






SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


      3 




OR Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 68


^ Counts toward the Financial Services diploma program.

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated August 2013.