School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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.

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.



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.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester

Second Semester

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