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Banking and Finance

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Banking and Finance program has been developed in cooperation with the Central Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and the Institute of Financial Education for entry or advancement in the banking profession. The program is designed to prepare students for the many challenges of the world of finance, since the role of the modern banker today demands specialized knowledge, flexible job performance, communication skills and customer service. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Banking and Finance is available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Banking and Finance (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3091
Total Credits Required
61-66
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
  2. Use basic mathematics and accounting principles to report the financial position of an individual or organization.
  3. Apply current technology to specific business tasks.
  4. Evaluate the legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats.
  6. Apply functions of modern business and banking principles including risk to business situations.
  7. Analyze the characteristics and significance of the American banking system, including types of accounts, banking services, and the relationship of commercial banks to their depositors.
  8. Apply basic rules of accounting to financial transactions and decision making.
  9. Apply the principles of consumer lending by financial institutions to make product decisions.
  10. Apply effective interpersonal and customer service skills in the workplace.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

None

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3
GBS103 Principles Of Banking Critical course Gateway course 3
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC112 Accounting Principles II 3
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
GBS294 Consumer Credit 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
ACC212 Managerial Accounting 3
MAT+++ Mathematics Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. 3–5

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences SQ or SG 4
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB or G, SB 3

Restricted Electives

Students must select six (6) credits from the list below:

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC270AC or
GBS270AC
Accounting Internship or Business Internship 3
GBS206 Business Law (UCC) 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
GBS207 Business Law (General Corporate) 3
GBS261 Investments I 3
MKT267 or
MKT271
Principles of Sales or Principles of Marketing 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS103 Principles Of Banking Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
ACC112 Accounting Principles II 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
GBS294 Consumer Credit 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
ACC212 Managerial Accounting 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT+++ Mathematics Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. 3–5
ECN211 or
ECN212 or
SBU200
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles or Society and Business SB or G, SB 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Natural Sciences SQ or SG 4

Restricted Electives

Students must select six (6) credits from the list below:

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC270AC or
GBS270AC
Accounting Internship or Business Internship 3
GBS206 Business Law (UCC) 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
GBS207 Business Law (General Corporate) 3
GBS261 Investments I 3
MKT267 or
MKT271
Principles of Sales or Principles of Marketing 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Banking and Finance (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=142111).


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