AAS Degree – Code #0641
Dr. Ron Rhoades, Program Coordinator
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The financial services program is designed to provide students with an overview of the various financial institutions and their importance in the economy and to provide a description of the products and services offered by financial institutions. With this degree, students may enter directly into the work force or continue their education in a four-year baccalaureate program. Generally, graduates begin their careers in entry-level positions such as tellers and salespersons with career ladders reaching toward loan officers, researchers, stock brokers, financial planners, and insurance agents. This program provides introductory courses in the basic fields of financial services; helps the student appreciate the broad business principles necessary for successful management of a financial institution; prepares the student to recognize the ethical considerations that are important in the financial advisory process; enables the student to understand the role that financial institutions play in the economy; and keeps the student informed on changes in legislation and technology and how these will affect the future of the financial services industry.
A laptop computer is recommended, but not required, for students entering the financial services program. The college will provide a list of appropriate laptops to all students who have been accepted to attend Alfred State.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Apply effective communication skills in writing, reading, presenting and listening in writing business and other documents.
Use decision-making skills, prioritize, analyze and make recommendations using critical thinking.
Draw specific conclusions about a business from its financial records, including conducting risk assessment.
Use technological resources and skills effectively and appropriately to communicate, collaborate, and retrieve information.
Participate in team situations by successfully and effectively communicating, participating, focusing, and completing the assigned task.
Distinguish between the different aspects of the marketing mix and discuss how to manage each one.
Relate to different business situations through general business knowledge gained, such as organization types, laws and applications, supply/demand, global issues, ethics, and leadership.
Defend final projects through research analysis, conclusions, and recommendations, along with an oral presentation of this information.
Apply appropriate job search skills such a resume writing, job interviewing, and writing cover letters and thank you letters.
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State financial services graduates may enter directly into either the Business Administration BBA, Financial Planning BBA or Technology Management BBA degree programs at Alfred State.
Students may transfer directly into one of our own BBA degree programs or to another college. Although not limited to these schools, common transfer institutions include: Alfred University, St. Bonaventure University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, SUNY at Albany, University at Buffalo, SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY College at Fredonia, SUNY College at Geneseo, SUNY College at Oneonta, SUNY College at Oswego, SUNY at Binghamton, Canisius College, Niagara University, and Hilbert College.
Financial planning firms
Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 100 percent transferred to continue their education.
Business Administration (Transfer)
Business Management (Career)
Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Financial Services - AAS Degree
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
Intro to Computers/Info Mgt. Elective
Principles of Marketing
Physical Education Elective
General Education Elective
Fundamentals of Management
Business Law I
Intro. to Personal Financial Planning
Business Law II
Insurance and Risk Management
Principles of Sales
Business or Computer Elective
63 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.