ACC is now populating the course schedules for future semesters in phases. Until all phases are complete, what you see in the course schedules and Self Service will NOT include all offerings for a given semester. Currently, the tentative completion dates are:

Fall 2024 semester – end of March 2024
Spring 2025 semester – end of August 2024
Summer 2025 semester – end of November 2024

In other words, don’t be alarmed if the courses you need are not listed between now and the completion dates. Courses are now added in phases and ALL courses will be there at the end, just as before.



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, for example, everyone should take BUSG 1304 Financial Literacy to 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

BUSA 1313 – Investments (3-3-0)

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.

Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00

Skills: B Course Type: W

BUSG 1193 – Special Topics in Finance, General (1-1-0)

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

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.

Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00

Skills: R Course Type: W

BUSG 1303 – Principles of Finance (3-3-0)

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.

Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00

Skills: R Course Type: W

BUSG 1304 – Financial Literacy (3-3-0)

A study of the financial principles when managing financial affairs. Includes topics such as budgeting, retirement, property ownership, savings, and investment planning.

Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00

Skill(s): R Course Type: W

BUSG 1341 – Small Business Financing (3-3-0)

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.

Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00

Skills: R Course Type: W

RELE 1324 – Loan Origination and Quality Control (3-3-0)

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.

Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00

Skills: R Course Type: W

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 Accounting’s 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 as Online Distance Education to meet the students’ needs. Complete course descriptions are listed in the ACC catalog. For available classes and sections, check the ACC Online Course Schedule and look for Finance under the list of Credit Disciplines.

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