Banking and Finance

Program Description:

The increasing complexities of the banking and financial environment have created the need for individuals who possess a greater diversity of skills. Interpersonal, communication, analytical, decision-making, customer service, and computer skills are essential for success in banking and finance. Mountwest Community & Technical College Banking and Finance program provides these skills and provides a background in subject matter relevant to institutions such as commercial banks, savings banks, credit unions, mortgage banks, and other financial institutions. The program is designed for students seeking careers with financial institutions and for those individuals already working for financial institutions who desire career advancement.

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Banking and Finance, the graduate will be able to:

• understand banking and finance terminology
• apply knowledge of business computer software to financial institution activities
• apply relevant mathematical skills to financial institution activities
• demonstrate a working knowledge of ethical, legal, and social skills that relate to the banking and finance environment
• make decisions after gathering and analyzing information
• prepare and present written and oral business communication

REQUIRED COURSES for the Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

 

Course Course Title Hours
AC 103 Introduction to Accounting1 (EDGE) 3
ENL 111 Written Communication2 3
FN 151 Principles of Bank Operations1 3
IT 101 Fundamentals of Computers (EDGE) 3
MAT 115
or
MAT 145
Business Mathematics3

Applications in Algebra3
3
     
AC 201 Financial Accounting4 3
COM 112
or
COM 125
Oral Communication1
or
Interpersonal Communication1
3
EC 201 Fundamentals of Microeconomics1 3
IT 150 Applications to Spreadsheets5 (EDGE) 3
MAT 210 Statistics for Business and Industry6 3
     
AC 210 Managerial Accounting7 3
AC 221 Computerized Accounting I8 3
EC 202 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 3
MG 202 Business Organization & Management9 3
MK 130 Fundamentals of Marketing1 3
     
FN 231 Business Finance10 3
MG 226 Business Law1 3
MG 296 Integrated Business Strategies11 3
  Banking/Finance Elective12 3
  Banking/Finance Elective12 3

1   AC 103, COM 112, COM 125, EC 201, EC 202, FN 151, MG 226 and MK 130 have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
2   ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
3   MAT 115 and MAT 145 have a prerequisite of MAT 096, or MAT 097, or placement in 100-level mathematics. Students pursuing the articulated baccalaureate degree must take MAT 145 instead of MAT 115.
4   AC 201 has a prerequisite of AC 103 or permission.
5   IT 150 has a prerequisite of IT 101 or IT 102.
6   MAT 210 has a prerequisite of MAT 115, MAT 120, MAT 145 or MAT 150.
7   AC 210 has a prerequisite of AC 103, AC 108 and AC 201.
8   AC 221 has prerequisites of AC 103, or AC 108, and IT 101.
9   MG 202 has a prerequisite of MG 101.
10 FN 231 has a prerequisite of AC 103, or AC 108, AC 201 or AC 215.
11 MG 296 has a prerequisite of 45 credit hours completed in the program.
12 The following are recommended electives: AC 201, AC 234, FN 141, FN 163, FN 248, FN 250, FN 251, FN 252, FN 254, FN 258, and FN 259.

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