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Finance Associate of Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online


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Program Overview

Major ID: 362S

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

This degree is designed for students to continue their education in finance towards a bachelor’s degree at four-year institutions. Students taking this degree would be planning to major in Finance or Accounting. The Finance AS degree prepares students for finance responsibilities. Students learn about the functions of business, including accounting, management, marketing, and human resources. Students study a broad background of finance, business and liberal arts subjects that prepare them for entry-level positions in finance.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are very good for skilled, capable, and dependable finance professionals. Employers are looking for business professionals with excellent communication skills, organizational skills, human relation skills and enthusiasm for the job and organization. Graduates should continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree or begin work in a variety of settings. Graduates can explore opportunities that match their interests and education in a variety of industries.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will communicate effectively in a business environment.
  2. Students will analyze financial statements.
  3. Students will utilize the time value of money concepts for security valuation and capital budgeting.
  4. Students will identify the functions of financial markets and institutions.
  5. Students will apply ethics in business practices.

Program Faculty

Jim O’Halloran
james.o’halloran@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1436

Alli Esther
alli.esther@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1529

Part-time/Full-time Options

This program can be completed by using a combination of day, evening, Saturday and online courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements


Required Business Core: 16 Credits


Subtotal: 14 Credits


General Education/MnTC Requirements


Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

General Education Requirements: 30


Course Sequence


The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Contact Program Faculty with questions.

Total Semester Credits: 14


Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 16


Third Semester


Total Semester Credits: 13


Total Semester Credits: 17


Total Program Credits: 60


The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0920  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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