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2009-2010 College Catalog 
2009-2010 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Finance Degree Program

The finance program prepares students for careers that concentrate on the process of managing the funds of individuals, businesses, and governments. Career opportunities are available in the fields of managerial finance, personal financial planning, and the financial services industry. The field of managerial finance deals with managing the financial affairs of businesses and governments and includes such activities as budgeting, financial forecasting, cash management, credit administration, investment analysis, and funds management. Careers in the financial services industry include positions in banks, savings and loans, other financial institutions, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and real estate. The most dramatic increase in career opportunities is in personal financial planning, where professionals are needed to provide advice to consumers on the management of their personal financial affairs.

The Finance Department is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards Registered Program. Students successfully completing the required financial planning courses are eligible to take the national Certified Financial Planner examination.

The pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning is foremost in the mission statement of the Department of Finance.

Mission :

The Finance Department of the School of Business at Metropolitan State College of Denver delivers high quality, accessible undergraduate business and personal finance education in the metropolitan Denver area appropriate to a diverse student population and modified open admission standards. We prepare students for careers, graduate education and lifelong learning in a society characterized by technological advancements and globalization.

The primary purpose of the Finance Department is the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. We nurture learning through individual attention to students. The faculty of the Finance Department engages in professional development activities that enhance instruction and contribute to scholarship and applied research. Our faculty provide service to the institution, the professions and the community at large.

Certificate Programs

Students must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “C” or better. The courses cannot be taken pass/fail.

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