School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754


Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101142


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 assoicate 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.


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.

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 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

Second Semester

1 credits

3 credits

Third Semester

4 credits

Fourth Semester


Elective or Concentration (see below)

3 credits


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


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

  • Create reports
  • Analyze financial data
  • Analyze investments

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