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School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Finance

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101142

Overview

Finance relates to the management of, rather than the accounting for, monetary affairs. The Finance program at Madison College provides you the educational background and training required for entry-level positions in banks and credit unions, insurance companies, finance companies, and real estate, financial planning, government or manufacturing enterprises.

Once you are admitted into the Finance program, you may be able to double major and complete the Business Management associate degree with just one additional semester of study.  If you are considering double majoring, please consultant an academic advisor early to optimize course selection and minimize the number of courses needed.

Program Details

Students in the Finance program can attend full or part time.

Finance classes may be offered at the following Madison College campuses: 

  • Madison - Truax
  • Fort Atkinson 
  • Reedsburg
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.

Finance


Your Advantage at Madison College

Faculty members with years of Finance and Business experience facilitate courses.

  • Courses focus on active learning through projects, simulations, cases and sharing of business experiences and not on passive textbook learning.
  • Courses are offered online, face-to-face or 8 week accelerated delivery.
  • Full-time or part-time, day and evening options are available.
  • Career pathways available to double major in Business Management and transfer to four-year institutions.
Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester

1 credits






Second Semester

4 credits



3 credits



Third Semester





Fourth Semester




 

Elective or Concentration (see below)

3 credits


Concentrations

Financial Planning Concentration (select 3 credits)




Risk Management & Insurance Concentration (select 3 credits)





Small Business Concentration (select 3 credits)



Accounting Concentration (select 3 credits)



Management Concentration (select 3 credits)



Other Recommended Electives



Outcomes

After completing the Finance program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Create reports
  • Analyze financial data
  • Analyze investments
Careers

Completing the Finance associate degree program at Madison College prepares you for valuable work as a: 

  • Analyst: Credit, Budget, Data or Business
  • Para planner/Financial Planning Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Personal Banker
  • Loan Coordinator
  • Vehicle Financing Specialist

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Financial Planner/Advisor
  • Assistant/Branch Manager in banks, credit unions or other financial institutions

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    65
    Tuition
    $8864.90
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $923.18
    Other Costs
    $30.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $9818.08
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 12 11 14
    Number of Surveys Sent 12 11 14
    Number of Surveys Returned 12 10 10
    Percent of Surveys Returned 100.00% 90.90% 71.40%
    Available for Employment 11 8 9
    Percent Available for Employment 91.70% 80.00% 90.00%
    Not in Labor Market 1 2 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 8.30% 20.00% 10.00%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 11 8 7
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 77.80%
    Employed in Related Occupation 8 2 3
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 72.70% 25.00% 42.90%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 6 4
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 18.20% 75.00% 57.10%
    Employed - No Response 1 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 9.10% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 2
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 22.20%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.5 3.1
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 12 10 10
    Very Satisfied 6 5 1
    Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 50.00% 10.00%
    Satisfied 6 5 9
    Percent Satisfied 50.00% 50.00% 90.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 12 10 10
    Preparation for Getting a Job 6 4 3
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 50.00% 40.00% 30.00%
    Career Change 1 4 2
    Percent Career Change 8.30% 40.00% 20.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 1 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 8.30% 10.00% 20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 3 1 2
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 25.00% 10.00% 20.00%
    Personal Interest 1 0 1
    Percent Personal Interest 8.30% 0.00% 10.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 10 8 7
    Before Enrollment 3 1 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 30.00% 12.50% 14.30%
    While Attending the College 3 3 1
    Percent While Attending the College 30.00% 37.50% 14.30%
    After Training at the College 4 4 5
    Percent After Training at the College 40.00% 50.00% 71.40%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 11 8 7
    In College District 9 7 5
    Percent In College District 81.80% 87.50% 71.40%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 1 2
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 12.50% 28.60%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 2 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 18.20% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 6 1 3
    Average Monthly Wage $3,372 $3,013 $2,877
    Average Hourly Wage $19.60 $17.52 $16.73
    Average Work Hours per Week 42.1 40 41.7
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $14.00 $10.65
    Average Work Hours per Week 23 25
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 187 89
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 90 109
    Total Jobs 277 198
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Bruce Company Account Manager Middleton
    DMB Community Bank Lending Assistant DeForest
    EK Machine, Inc Accounting Assistant Fall River

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu