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New! Certificate of Banking FundamentalsCertificate of Banking Fundamentals

It's a direct path to a career in banking: Columbus State partnered with Heartland BancCorp to create the new Certificate of Banking Fundamentals. Students learn in-demand skills and get ready for a job with on-site internships.

stocksThe field of Finance has a wide range of career opportunities. Some of the job areas include Investment Careers, Corporate Finance, Banking, International Finance, Insurance and Financial Planning. Columbus State Community College offers a six-quarter Associate Degree program in Finance.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average job growth during the 2006-16 decade in the US will average about 10% but:

  • Overall employment of financial analysts and personal financial advisors is expected to increase by 37 percent.
  • Employment of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents is expected to grow 25 percent.
  • Personal financial advisors are projected to grow by 41 percent.
  • The growth of international business also has contributed to an increase in demand for analysts (22 percent).

Columbus State Finance graduates have an advantage in the job market when competing for entry-level jobs in Finance. Our Finance classes and degrees are transferrable to many Ohio colleges and universities and even some out-of-state colleges and universities. We can get you started in a great career in the Financial specialty of your choice!

You can get your associates degree in Finance from Columbus State completely online.

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The Finance program is accredited the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.