Financial Services Technology (FIN)

Description

The Financial Services degree program prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in the fast-paced, dynamic financial services industry, which includes banking, investments, and insurance.

Students develop core skills in business management and technology along with an emphasis on personal financial planning. Cooperative education employment provides valuable business skills and experience. Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Business degree.

Program Code

FIN.AAB

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Develop realistic, personal financial plans
  • Analyze financial data
  • Perform managerial functions in financial environments

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Paraplanner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Bank/Trust Manager
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Client Service Manager

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$26,000–$36,000 annually

Employment Outlook

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, overall employment of financial analysts and personal financial advisors is expected to increase faster than average for all occupations through 2022. Personal financial advisors will benefit even more as baby boomers save for retirement and as a generally better educated and wealthier population requires investment advice. The continued globalization of the securities markets will also increase the need for analysts and advisors to help investors make financial choices.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wilmington College
  • Xavier University
  • Franklin University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • US Bank
  • Cinfed Credit Union
  • Greater Cincinnati Credit Union

Co-op Salary Projections

$8.50/hr - $10.50/hr

Curriculum

Financial Services Technology (FIN)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 2 2 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
FIN 100 Personal Finance ( B) 3 0 3
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 2      
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting ( T) 2 2 3
ACC 175 Federal Taxation: Individuals ( T) 3 0 3
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
FIN 120 Risk and Insurance ( T) 3 0 3
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel ( B) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
FIN 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Finance ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4      
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics ( G) 3 0 3
FIN 150 Business Finance ( T) 3 0 3
FIN 175 Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning ( T) 3 0 3
FIN 185 Estate Planning ( T) 3 0 3
Semester 5      
FIN 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Finance ( T) 1 40 2
FIN 200 Investments ( T) 3 0 3
Semester 6      
FIN 290 Financial Planning Capstone ( T) 3 0 3
COMM 1XX Communication Elective (B)   3 0 3
MKT XXX Marketing Elective (B)       3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective or Natural/Physical Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   55 87 63

 Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
MAT 132 Statistics 2 3
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
MAT 215 Business Calculus 6
MAT 251 Calculus 1 5
MAT 252 Calculus 2 5
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Communication Elective  
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3
Marketing Elective  
MKT 101 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 110 Sales and Customer Relations 3
MKT 130 Professional Selling 3
Arts/Humanities Elective or Natural/Physical Science Elective (select one course)  
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130 3
or, any Transfer Module course from BIO, CHE, EVS, PHY, PSC  

Contacts

Program Chair
Margaret (Meg) Clark, MBA, CFP
(513) 569-1626
Co-op Coordinator
Maya Franklin, MA
(513) 569-1660
maya.franklin@cincinnatistate.edu