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Insurance and Financial Management Degree

Drive a car? Rent or own a home? Manage a Fortune 500 company? Chances are you answered yes to at least one of those questions. Insurance and Financial Management is everywhere and savvy students can use this training to their career advantage. An Insurance and Financial Management Degree will provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and tools necessary to move into their career or advance in their educational program. Improve your own personal balance sheet with an A.A.S. Degree in NIACC’s Insurance and Financial Management program.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas:

    • Management
    • Customer Service
    • Sales
    • Commercial Bankers/Lenders
    • Financial Analysts
    • Investment Bankers
    • Private Wealth Managers

For specific information, contact the NIACC Business Division.

Upon successful completion of the second year Insurance and Financial Management curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students who know they wish to pursue a four-year degree and want to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions should pursue the A.A. Degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum.

Costs

Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

First Year - First Term

BCA-215 Computer Business Applications
OR BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and
Information Systems
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
BUS-102 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
BUS-121 Business Communications
OR BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
OR BUS-161 Human Relations
OR General Education elective
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
(3 s.h.)
(3 s.h.)
MGT-101 Principles of Management* 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Term
ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting 3 s.h.
BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** 3 s.h.
BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism+ 3 s.h.
MGT-170 Human Resource Management 3 s.h.
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Year - Third Term
BUS-185 Business Law I 3 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
Concentration Courses 9 s.h.
15 s.h.
Fourth Term
ENG-106 Composition II*** 3 s.h.
Concentration Courses 9 s.h.
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective(s) 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Total Program Hours 60 s.h.

*Prerequisite: BUS-102 Introduction to Business is recommended.
**Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.
***Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I.

+If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism your second year, preferably the Fourth Term.

Recommended Insurance and Financial Management Concentration Courses:
ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II* 3 s.h.
BUS-186 Business Law II** 3 s.h.
BUS-225 Business Internships*** 1-5 s.h.
ECN-115 Personal Finance 3 s.h.
FIN-100 Introduction to Finance**** 3 s.h.

*Prerequisite: ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I or equivalent.
**Prerequisite: BUS-185 Business Law I recommended.
***Prerequisites: Students must enroll in and pass BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism. Students must have their proposed experience approved by the Business Division Chair before they may register and
begin.
****Prerequisite: ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting or ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I.

Recommended Business Electives
BUS-122 Emerging Business Practices and Technologies 3 s.h.
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 s.h.
BUS-152 Creating a Company 3 s.h.
BUS-161 Human Relations 3 s.h.
BUS-269 Insurance and Risk Management 3 s.h.
MKT-140 Principles of Selling 3 s.h.
MKT-150 Principles of Advertising 3 s.h.

Check here for a list of Business Electives.

Business Internships

It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Talk to the Business Internship Coordinator or your Counselor to decide when in your college career you should participate in an internship.
  2. Enroll in and pass Workplace Professionalism (BUS-162).
    • Workplace Professionalism is a 3 s.h. course that is a prerequisite to Business Internships ~ it can be taken at any time prior to a Business Internship.
  3. Upon passing Workplace Professionalism, the student is eligible for a Business Internship (BUS-225).
    • Students may register for a Business Internship only when they have located, secured and have had the internship site approved with the Business Internship Coordinator.
    • Business Internship credit ranges from 1 s.h. to 5 s.h. ~ this must be determined prior to registering for the course.

All students are highly encouraged to participate in a Business Internship before graduating.