Financial Services-Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Berkeley College - New York
Berkeley College offers the Associate of Applied Science degree in Finance for students who are interested in learning about the social and mathematical sciences relating to the field of finance and how to act as a personal or business financial planner. Students will study subjects related to the foundation of studies necessary for understanding the field of finance. Students will utilize this course to develop their ability and capacity to think critically and think creatively through exposure to the arts, literature, mathematics, and science. Through development of basic financial studies and core curriculum, students will prepare themselves for further studies and employment opportunities.
The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include fundamentals of accounting for managers, managerial accounting, introduction to financial services, financial markets and institutions, computer applications in financial services, expository writing, writing through literature, public speaking, business communication, mathematics with business applications, macroeconomics, psychology, computer applications, database management systems, and the humanities.
Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field. These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate a solid business and technology core curriculum with an emphasis on financial planning and exchange, to develop an insight into investment and securities management, to develop experience with software used by financial services professionals, and to develop abilities to work critically and creatively through development of general knowledge.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Requires 60 credit hours for completion. Application requires: certification of high school graduation or the equivalent as recognized by state departments of education. Official transcripts.
During the Great Depression, women attended Berkeley College, in New York City, to learn vital executive secretarial skills. First established by Alyea M. Brick in 1931, Berkeley added a two-year secretarial program awarding college credit and then opened a second campus in 1936. With the introductions of computers and new technologies, Berkeley College expanded horizons, adding additional campus locations, increasing the number of academic programs, and admitting male students by 1977. Today, the private, for-profit Berkeley College maintains three campus locations in New York and six locations in New Jersey in addition to Berkeley College Online. Students can pursue associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, along with certificate programs.
Berkeley College Online offers degree programs for non-traditional students and students requiring added flexibility. Courses are delivered asynchronous, and students complete weekly assignments at their pace and have access to coursework 24/7. Typical online classes include reading and writing assignments, in addition to discussion boards and possible online group projects.
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