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School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
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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

10-101-111

4 credits


10-103-145

1 credits


10-106-109

3 credits


10-114-130

3 credits


10-801-195

3 credits


10-804-144

3 credits


Second Semester

10-101-113

4 credits


10-101-123

4 credits


10-106-190

1 credits


10-114-128

3 credits


10-809-195

3 credits



Third Semester

10-101-118

4 credits


10-102-104

3 credits


10-102-160

3 credits


10-114-126

3 credits



Fourth Semester

10-102-143

3 credits


10-114-127

3 credits


10-114-140

3 credits


10-809-199

3 credits


 

Elective or Concentration (see below)

3 credits


Concentrations

Financial Planning Concentration (select 3 credits)

10-114-120

3 credits


10-162-131

1 credits


10-104-104

3 credits


Risk Management & Insurance Concentration (select 3 credits)



10-162-133

3 credits


10-162-135

3 credits


Small Business Concentration (select 3 credits)

10-145-102

3 credits


10-145-106

3 credits


Accounting Concentration (select 3 credits)

10-101-138

3 credits


10-101-139

1 credits


Management Concentration (select 3 credits)


10-116-145

3 credits


Other Recommended Electives


10-101-140

3 credits


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
    66
    Tuition
    $9153.30
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $956.17
    Other Costs
    $30.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $10139.47
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 11 14 5
    Number of Surveys Sent 11 14 5
    Number of Surveys Returned 10 10 4
    Percent of Surveys Returned 90.90% 71.40% 80.00%
    Available for Employment 8 9 4
    Percent Available for Employment 80.00% 90.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 2 1 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 20.00% 10.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 8 7 4
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 77.80% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 2 3 2
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 25.00% 42.90% 50.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 6 4 2
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 75.00% 57.10% 50.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 2 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 22.20% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.1 3.5
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 10 10 4
    Very Satisfied 5 1 2
    Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 10.00% 50.00%
    Satisfied 5 9 2
    Percent Satisfied 50.00% 90.00% 50.00%
    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

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 10 10 4
    Preparation for Getting a Job 4 3 0
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 40.00% 30.00% 0.00%
    Career Change 4 2 1
    Percent Career Change 40.00% 20.00% 25.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 2 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 10.00% 20.00% 50.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 1 2 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 10.00% 20.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 0 1 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 10.00% 25.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 8 7 4
    Before Enrollment 1 1 4
    Percent Before Enrollment 12.50% 14.30% 100.00%
    While Attending the College 3 1 0
    Percent While Attending the College 37.50% 14.30% 0.00%
    After Training at the College 4 5 0
    Percent After Training at the College 50.00% 71.40% 0.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 8 7 4
    In College District 7 5 4
    Percent In College District 87.50% 71.40% 100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 2 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 12.50% 28.60% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 3 2
    Average Monthly Wage $3,013 $2,877 $7,271
    Average Hourly Wage $17.52 $16.73 $42.27
    Average Work Hours per Week 40 41.7 42.5
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
    Average Hourly Wage $10.65
    Average Work Hours per Week 25
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 205 25
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 68 5
    Total Jobs 273 30
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Frank Beverage Group Business & Systems Development Manager Middleton
    Monona Banking Assistant VP of Banking Monona

    * - 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