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Finance

Finance Associate in Science Degree
Finance Certificate
Finance

Program Overview

Finance generally deals with the area of making financial decisions for companies and organizations. The Finance Associate in Science (AS) Degree is designed for students to continue their education in finance towards a bachelor’s degree at four year institutions, planning to major in finance or accounting. ​This associate degree program prepares students for finance responsibilities. Students learn about the functions of business, including accounting, management, marketing, and human resources. Students study a broad background of finance, business and liberal arts subjects that prepare them for entry-level positions in finance. 

The Finance Certificate program is designed for students who have a desire to learn or enhance specific finance skills. These skills include summarizing and analyzing specific financial data, personal finance, money and banking. This certificate program covers the fundamental areas of family and personal financial planning, basic financial theory and issues related to banking and the financial industry. Basic financial theory includes the time value of money concepts and the theory of pricing various types of financial instruments.​

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

What You'll Learn

  • Skills, knowledge, and abilities in core business functions
  • Basic functions of accounting, management, marketing, and human resources  
  • The ethics that impact the business environment 
  • Summarizing and analyzing specific financial data

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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  • Career Settings

    • ​Financial institutions
    • Private business and industry
    • Public accounting firms 
  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

    For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​​

    Finance AS 

    • BA Accounting (Cohort), Concordia University-St. Paul 
    • BS Business (Cohort), Concordia University-St. Paul 
    • BA Business Management (Traditional), Concordia University-St. Paul 
    • BS Finance (Traditional), Concordia University-St. Paul 
    • BS Accounting, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus 
    • BS Business Administration, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus
    • BS Finance, Metropolitan State University​
    • BA Individualized Studies, Metorpolitan State University
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  • Additional Benefits

    ​Graduates of the Finance AS Degree program will be prepared to transfer to another college or university to complete a bachelors program.

  • Program Advisor

    ​Jim O’Halloran 
    james.o’halloran@saintpaul.edu 

    Kendal Loewen 
    kendal.loewen@saintpaul.edu​​​​

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Accreditations

 

​ACBSP Accredited
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for meeting the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.​​

Business Department Mission
The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.​​

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