Financial Services

AAS Degree – Code #0641

Dr. Ron Rhoades, Program Coordinator

Email address: rhoadera@alfredstate.edu

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

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.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Accounting

Business Administration (Transfer)

Business Administration

Business Management (Career)

Marketing

Financial Planning

Technology Management

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required: Algebra, Geometry

Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry