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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Finance Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Purpose:  The specialization in Finance is designed to be broadly based and cover general concepts and principles as they apply to a wide area of finance including the financial management of business firms, real estate finance, international finance, personal finance, and securities investments. A graduate of this program will be competent for an entry level position in any of the financial services industries and will have the overall academic preparation needed to make it possible to advance to a higher level position.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3___ Social Science Elective 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 125 Applied Business Math 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
FIN 107 Personal Finance 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts or 3
  AST  236  Specialized Software Application or  
  BUS  226  Computer Business Applications  
MKT 201 Intro to Marketing 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
BUS 220 Intro to Business Statistics 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
5CST Elective 3
6ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
7___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
FIN 108 Principles of Securities Investment 3
FIN 248 International Finance 3
2PED/RPK Elective 1
REA 217 Real Estate Finance 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Finance Specialization=69

1 Students may substitute a higher-level math. Consult with a academic advisor for appropriate selection.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

6 Students seeking to transfer to a four-year college need to take ECO 201-202.

7 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.