May 17, 2024  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Finance Option, A.S.

This option provides students with fundamental knowledge of finance theories and practical analysis tools and skills that prepare students for success in undergraduate finance programs and for positions in financial services and business. 

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1 Advising Note

  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.
  • Explore BHCC Student Activities offered i.e., BHCC’s Entrepreneurship Club.
  • Create and follow an Education Plan with an Academic Advisor.

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2 Advising Note

  • Complete a volunteer activity in an area of interest.
  • Learn about Alpha Beta Gamma (Business Honor Society) and Alpha Kappa Mu (General Honor Society).
  • Inquire about the Commonwealth Honors Program.
  • Meet with an advisor to begin career planning activities.

Semester 3

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Develop a financial plan for continued education and life after graduation.
  • Complete a pre-graduation check with an advisor in LifeMap

Semester 4

Total Credits: 16

Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Gather recommendation letters from faculty and staff.
  • Apply for Graduation.
  • Finalize your resume and upload it to your ePortfolio and LinkedIn website.

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:

  • Understand personal financial planning areas including: debt management; credit scores; goal planning; budgeting and saving; insurance; retirement planning and beginning investing.
  • Understand and apply fundamental finance concepts and calculations including time value of money and risk and return
  • Evaluate and analyze stocks, mutual funds and other financial instruments.
  • Evaluate corporate finance decisions including capital budgeting; capital structure and dividend policy
  • Analyze and solve financial problems using Excel

Career Outlook

This option qualifies graduates for a variety of positions in banking, insurance, finance, brokerage, and mutual fund operations.

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