Banking and Finance - BAF3

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Valdosta Campus
  • Online

Program Overview

The Banking and Finance Program Degree prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's banking, insurance, mortgage, and financial services industries. The program provides learning opportunities that assist and reinforce industry needs. The program emphasizes a combination of advanced Banking and Finance theory and the practical application necessary for successful employment. The program is designed for new, current, or returning students for skill and knowledge enhancement.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;  
   
*Be at least 16 years of age;      

*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;     
 
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (15 hours)
Area I - Language Arts/Communications (3 hours)

Prereqs: (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)

Coreqs: None

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a description and analysis of economic operations in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of economic concepts and policies as they apply to everyday life. Topics include basic economic principles; economic forces and indicators; capital and labor; price, competition, and monopoly; money and banking; government expenditures, federal and local; fluctuations in production, employment, and income; and United States economy in perspective
ECON
2105
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a description and analysis of macroeconomic principles and policies. Topics include basic economic principles, macroeconomic concepts, equilibrium in the goods and money markets, macroeconomic equilibrium and the impact of fiscal and monetary policies.
ECON
2106
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides an analysis of the ways in which consumers and business firms interact in a market economy. Topics include basic economic principles, consumer choice, behavior of profit maximizing firms, modeling of perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition.
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: Placement Test Score or MATH 0090 AND Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes algebra, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Topics include fundamental operations of algebra, sets and logic, probability and statistics, geometry, mathematics of voting and districting, and mathematics of finance.
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.
MATH
1111
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hours)
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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
Additional General Education Core Requirement (3 hours)
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General Education Core Elective
3
Occupational Courses (49 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: Provisional Admission

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
4

Prereqs: COMP 1000, BUSN 1100 or ability to key 25 gross words a minute on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors

Coreqs: None

Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

Prereqs: ACCT 1100

Coreqs: None

Introduces the intermediate financial accounting concepts that provide the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a partnership and corporation. Topics include: Fixed and Intangible Assets, Current and Long-Term Liabilities (Notes Payable), Payroll, Accounting for a Partnership, Accounting for a Corporation, Statement of Cash Flows, and Financial Statement Analysis, Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

Prereqs: COMP 1000

Coreqs: None

This course covers the knowledge and skills to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and collaborating and securing data.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces the student to the history, documents, and operational functions of the banking industry.

Prereqs: MATH 1011 (diploma) OR MATH 1111 (degree)

Coreqs: None

The course emphasizes basic calculator functions with problem solving, types of banking equipment, teller skills and duties and procedures for bank reconciliations.
BAFN
1110
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

The course emphasizes the relevance of monetary instruments, financial intermediaries, and the central banks as they impact local, state, national, and international economics. Topics include: the history and evolution of financial institutions, monetary instruments and flow; and central banking, operations, and policies.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides knowledge and applications in the management of personal and consumer finance. Topics include: record keeping, budgeting, credit principles, investment principles, and forecasting.
BAFN
2200
3

Prereqs: ACCT 1100

Coreqs: None

Provides an introduction to financial markets, institutions, and management in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the financial markets in which funds are traded, the financial institutions participating in facilitating the trade of such funds, and the financial principles and concepts behind sound financial management. Topics include: financial systems of the United States, business finance management, and financing other sectors of the economy.
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the relevance of land value, legal titles, legal descriptions, types of real estate finance, the leverage of real estate, the bank funding requirement, mortgage amortizations, financial theory, and real estate markets.

Prereqs: BAFN 1100, BAFN 1110, BAFN 1115

Coreqs: BAFN 2215

Emphasizes the relevance of banks and the economy, bank regulations and policy, bank organizational structure, bank management, the financial institutions environment, bank deregulation, and asset/liability management.
BAFN
2215
3

Prereqs: BAFN 1115

Coreqs: None

Introduces the student to the fundamentals concepts of personal investment planning, personal investments, the various financial investments available for use, and their relative applicability. Emphasis is placed on developing a full understanding of the types of investments available to individuals, how these investments can be used and how to evaluate their performance. Topics include: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement planning, retirement plans and investment advisors.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the study of contracts and other legal issues and obligations for businesses. Topics include: creation and evolution of laws, court decision processes, legal business structures, sales contracts, commercial papers, Uniform Commercial Code, and risk-bearing devices.
Choose One of the Following (3 hours)
BAFN
1300
3

Prereqs: BAFN 1110, ENGL 1010

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the application and reinforcement of banking and finance and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into banking and finances applications on the job. The occupation-based instruction is implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluations, required weekly seminars, and required practiced or on-the-job training.
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Guided Elective
3

 

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Related Program Options:

Banking and Finance Diploma

General Education Core Options

Advisors

Walt Moore
Banking & Finance Program Coordinator/Department Chair
Office: Lowndes Hall Rm 7248
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext 3051
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus