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Subject Area: Business, Communications and Marketing

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Minimum Credits: 74

Location: Calmar, Peosta

Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

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The Finance program provides a course of study which readily transfers to most four-year colleges and universities. College courses permit completion of the equivalent of the first two years of a bachelor's degree in many four-year colleges. The general education courses completed for the program are useful whether you continue your formal education at a four-year college or enter the workforce. The program is a useful beginning if you plan to get a professional degree in finance, banking, securities or other related disciplines.

If you plan to transfer to a four-year college, select courses to satisfy requirements of the specific institution to which you intend to transfer. Consult your advisor at that specific institution any time you have questions about course selection.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

 Term 1
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
FIN:101 Principles of Banking 3.0
FIN:122 Personal Finance 4.0
MGT:102 Principles of Management 4.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0


 Term 2
ACC:156 Managerial Accounting 4.0
FIN:170 Intro to Commercial Lending 3.0
PSY:112 Psychology of Human Relations 3.0
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0
 * Computer Elective 3.0


 Term 3
FIN:250 Finance Internship 2.0


 Term 4
ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.0
ENG:105 Composition I 3.0
FIN:114 Commercial Banking 3.0
MKT:140 Principles of Selling 3.0
* Math Elective 3.0
* Science Elective 4.0


 Term 5
ACC:222 Cost Accounting 4.0
BUS:185 Business Law I 3.0
BUS:265 Risk Management 3.0
ECN:130 Principles of Microeconomics 3.0
FIN:116 Futures and Options 3.0
MGT:215 Principles of Financial Management 3.0


Computer Electives: BCA:112, BCA:212
Math Electives: MAT:120, MAT:140, MAT:156
Science Electives: Transfer-level BIO, CHM, ENV, PHS, PHY


Employment Information

With an annual income range of $31,324 - $88,691 and a projected growth of 24.9%, the career outlook for Finance graduates is outstanding.

Salary Source: Institutional Effectiveness; Salary range represents 10th-90th percentile earnings for related occupations in the NICC district. Growth rate based on projections from 2010-2020.


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208