Finance

99%

Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

$38k

Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $38,232.

95%

Job Placement

Within six months of graduation.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 101142

Credits: 66

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method: Online and In Person Options

Program completed 100% online or 100% in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $9,314.25
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,229.29
Other Costs
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$30.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

Finance relates to the management of money through financial analysis. This includes investing and evaluating financial opportunities and risk levels.  

 

The Finance program at Madison College provides you with a solid foundation in personal financial planning, retirement planning, investing, real estate and financial analysis required for entry-level positions in banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and financial planning, real estate,  government or manufacturing enterprises.

 

Your courses will focus on active learning through projects, simulations, cases and sharing of business experiences.

 

After successfully completing your first year of classes, you will be automatically awarded the Financial Assistant technical diploma. 

 

Once you are admitted into the Finance program, you may be able to double major and complete the Business Management or Accounting associate degree with just one or two additional semesters of study. Speak to your advisor to learn more. 

 

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
  • Madison - South
  • Fort Atkinson 
  • Reedsburg
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

Finance
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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 2020-2021 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Entering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Details
Students who complete the finance program can transfer up to 60 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
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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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates14511
    Number of Surveys Sent14511
    Number of Surveys Returned1048
    Percent of Surveys Returned71.40%80.00%72.70%
    Available for Employment948
    Percent Available for Employment90.00%100.00%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market100
    Percent Not in Labor Market10.00%0.00%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed748
    Percent of Graduates Employed77.80%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation324
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation42.90%50.00%50.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation424
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation57.10%50.00%50.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment200
    Percent Seeking Employment22.20%0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.13.53.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses1048
    Very Satisfied (4)123
    Percent Very Satisfied10.00%50.00%37.50%
    Satisfied (3)925
    Percent Satisfied90.00%50.00%62.50%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses1048
    Preparation for Getting a Job304
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job30.00%0.00%50.00%
    Career Change212
    Percent Career Change20.00%25.00%25.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills222
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills20.00%50.00%25.00%
    Preparation for Further Education200
    Percent Preparation for Further Education20.00%0.00%0.00%
    Personal Interest110
    Percent Personal Interest10.00%25.00%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses748
    Before Enrollment141
    Percent Before Enrollment14.30%100.00%12.50%
    While Attending the College103
    Percent While Attending the College14.30%0.00%37.50%
    After Training at the College504
    Percent After Training at the College71.40%0.00%50.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses748
    In College District547
    Percent In College District71.40%100.00%87.50%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District200
    Percent of In Wisconsin28.60%0.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin001
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%12.50%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count324
    Average Monthly Wage$2,877 $7,271 $3,186
    Average Hourly Wage$16.73 $42.27 $18.52
    Average Work Hours per Week41.742.542.5
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Celerity Staffing Administrative Assistant
    Dane Country Credit Union Lending Specialist
    Kollath CPA Associated Accountant Middleton
    State of Wisconsin Financial Specialist Senior

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