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Finance is a competitive and rewarding field. If you are a creative thinker and problem solver, comfortable with the latest technology and have the ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, with other managers, staff, and the public, this may be the career for you.

Our Finance courses are beneficial for anyone who wishes to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take charge of their own financial future. It is crucial in today's economy to develop critical thinking skills with respect to financial planning. You will learn to appreciate the power of compound interest and gain control of your financial situation. We believe everyone should take Busg 1304 Introduction to Financial Advising. This course will help you become financially responsible, learn to save regularly, and learn to use credit wisely.

Finance degree and certificate options

Since Fall 2014, ACC has stopped offering any degree or certificate for Finance.

However, we still offer the following Finance courses


An overview of the theory and mechanics of business investment decisions and management of business financial assets using quantitative management techniques. Topics include time value of money, cash flow, capital budgeting, sources of funds, break-even analysis, and investment decisions. Master Syllabi

BUSG 1193 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FINANCE - Fundamentals of Financial Planning

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to manage and handle their finances. This course will help students develop appropriate skills to have a practical approach to money management. Students will be able to make the necessary choices to responsibly handle their financial aid obligations. BUSG 1193 is not just about textbook learning: it challenges students to use their critical/creative skills in all aspects of Financial Planning, not just those covered in this course. Master Syllabi


Financial dynamics of a business. Includes monetary and credit theory, cash inventory,
capital management, and consumer and government finance. Emphasizes the time value of money. Master Syllabi


A study of the financial problems encountered by financial advisors when managing family financial affairs. Includes methods to advise clients on topics such as estate planning, retirement, home ownership, savings, and investment planning. Master Syllabi


A study of the financial structure of a small business. Topics address business finance, including where the funds come from and what they are used for; budgeting including
planning and preparing, record keeping, taxation, insurance, and banking. Master Syllabi


An introduction to the mortgage loan application process. Topics include regulatory compliance and documentation; real estate contracts; the mortgage application process, interview techniques; credit, income and property qualification, quality controls and procedures.

Note - BUSA 1313 INVESTMENTS and BUSG 1303 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE are accepted by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) as business credits for the CPA exam. For the complete list of eligible non-accounting courses, visit Business Related Courses.

If you wish to transfer to a four-year university baccalaureate program, you should follow the curriculum for the Associate of Science in Business Administration.

Where and how are the courses offered?

Finance courses are offered in online Distance formats to meet the students' needs. Complete course descriptions are listed in the ACC catalog.



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