Isothermal Community College

Business Sciences

Business Administration: Banking and Finance

Program Description

Banking and Finance is a concentration under the curriculum title of Business Administration. This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for a career with various financial institutions and other businesses. Course work includes principles of banking, money and banking, lending fundamentals, banking and business law, and practices in the areas of marketing, management, accounting, and economics.


Course Checklist

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use financial statements to describe strengths and weaknesses of a financial institution
  • Discuss the aspects of the direct and indirect lending process of financial institutions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in regards to U.S. monetary policy
  • Explain how sales, marketing, and customer service help build customer relationships in the banking industry
  • Evaluate the ethical issues and dilemmas related to banking and finance
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major laws and regulations impacting financial markets and securities

2+2 examples

  •  Western Carolina University
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Gardner-Webb University (Accounting/Business Administration)

What fields or jobs are available for Business Administration: Banking and Finance majors?

  • Bank Teller
  • Financial Customer Service
  • Insurance Claims Clerk
  • Lockbox Clerk
  • Mortgage Loan Officer

Who employs Business Administration: Banking and Finance majors?

  • Accounting Offices
  • Banks
  • Financial Holding Companies
  • Financial Planners
  • Government Lending Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Loan Companies
  • Stockbrokers

Where do I find more information?

  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor – 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities
  • Business Sciences Department – 828-395-1670
  • Certified Financial Planner: www.cfp.net/
  • Federal Deposit Ins. Corporation:  www.fdic.gov/
  • National Credit Union Administration: www.ncua.gov/
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: www.federalreserve.gov/ 
  • Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library