Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Business Administration: Financial Services

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time
Fall, Spring, Summer

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms)

Financial Services is one of the fastest growing areas of business today. It encompasses a broad range of functions and institutions involved in managing money: including credit unions, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds and government enterprises.

The Financial Services program is designed for students seeking careers or advancement within this broad, growing field. It also provides an internship opportunity to give students real-world experience. Employment opportunities in financial services are abundant and encompasses a wide variety of career options.

Career opportunities: personal banker; management trainee; credit analyst; customer service representative; financial advisor; trust representative; loan officer; financial analyst; insurance representative.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

BUS-101

Orientation to Business Professionalism

1

BUS-102

Introduction to Business

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

ADM-133

Business Math & Calculators

3

 

 

13

Term 2

BUS-192

Professionalism Business Competition

1

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

3

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing OR

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

MKT-140

Principles of Selling

3

 

 

13

Term 3

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

4

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics OR

3

ECN-120

Principles of Macroeconomics

 

-------

Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

10

Term 4

ACC-156

Managerial Accounting

4

ECN-120

Principles of Macroeconomics OR

3

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics

 

FIN-110

Money and Banking*

3

FIN-121

Personal Finance*

3

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Program Electives

3

 

 

16

Term 5

BUS-185

Business Law

3

BUS-932

Internship

3

FIN-130

Principles of Finance**

3

FIN-300

Topics in Financial Services**

3

MKT-180

Customer Service Strategies

1

 

 

13

Total program credit hours

65

Program Electives:

ACC-313

Accounting Applications

4

ACC-362

Accounting Spreadsheets

4

BUS-192

Professionalism: Business Competition

1

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

3

MGT-139

Effective Team Building for Managers

1

MGT-140

Time Management in the Workplace

1

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

MGT-205

Introduction to Global Trade

3

MGT-206

Global Business Skills

3

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing

3

MKT-130

Social Media in Business

3

*Courses are offered only in the fall semester.

**Courses are offered only in the spring semester.

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