Finance Technology (FIN)

Description

The Finance Technology program provides students with knowledge and skills needed to succeed in entry-level and management training positions in financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and corporate finance departments, as well as financial departments of non-profit organizations.

The field is broad and many opportunities are available to associate's degree program graduates with knowledge of financial matters. In addition, the Finance Technology program has established articulation agreements with universities for students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree.

The Finance Technology program can be completed through online learning.

Program Code

FIN.AAB

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Use technology to research, analyze, and report on financial topics
  • 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

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

  • Wilmington College
  • Franklin University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Western Governors University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

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

Co-op Salary Projections

$8.50/hr - $10.50/hr

Curriculum

Effective 2019-2020 academic year

Finance 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 ( T) 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
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
FIN 130 Principles of Banking 3 0 3
Semester 3      
FIN X9X Cooperative Education Elective 1: Finance (T)   1 40 2
Semester 4      
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
FIN 150 Business Finance ( T) 3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective 1   3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective 2   3 0 3
Semester 5      
FIN 200 Investments ( T) 3 0 3
FIN X9X Cooperative Education Elective 2: Finance (T)   1 40 2
Semester 6      
COMM 1XX Communication Elective (B)   3 0 3
MKT XXX Marketing Elective (B)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective or Natural/Physical Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective 3   3 0 3
Total Credits:   58 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 105 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
MAT 115 Pre-Statistics 3
MAT 120 Technical Mathematics 3
MAT 121 Aviation Mathematics 3
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry 4
MAT 126 Functions and Calculus 4
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 105 Marketing 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 3
Cooperative Education Electives (4 credit hours required)  
FIN 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Finance 1
FIN 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Finance 1
FIN 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Finance 1
FIN 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Finance 1
FIN 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Finance 2
FIN 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Finance 2
Technical Electives (Total of 9 credits are required. Meet with your academic advisor to choose your electives)  
ACC 115 Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree) 2
ACC 121 Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1 1
ACC 122 Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 2 1
ACC 175 Federal Taxation: Individuals 3
ACC 180 Federal Taxation: Business 3
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 175 Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning 3
LAW 130 Estate Planning, Family and Probate Law 3
LBR 105 Introduction to Labor and Employee Relations 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 105 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 120 Entrepreneurship 3
RE 100 Real Estate Principles and Practices 3
RE 105 Real Estate Law 3
RE 110 Real Estate Appraisal and Finance 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Margaret (Meg) Clark, MBA, CFP
(513) 569-1626
Co-op Coordinator
Maya Franklin, MA
(513) 569-1660
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