Diploma of Business Administration


Diploma of Business Administration, Finance

From Wall Street to the neighborhood bank, finance offers diverse and exciting career options in commercial banking, investment banking, corporate finance, financial planning and other areas. 

Finance is at the heart of every business enterprise, and financial knowledge is highly empowering and enriching for both individuals and corporations.  Finance students learn deeply about the management of money and other assets, such as stocks and bonds, for organizations and individuals. Courses provide a solid background in many subjects, including:

  • Financial markets and intermediaries
  • Measuring the risk and return of investments
  • Financial management in international money and capital markets
  • Functional areas of bank management and related financial institutions
  • Recent developments in futures and options

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

Students graduating with a major in finance continue to be in demand as job opportunities are expected to grow at a rate faster than average for all occupations. This will be due, in part, to a growing range of financial products, an aging population seeking financial planning advice and new regulations that will likely require more examiners. 

Finance majors at AIC Department of Business, especially those with internship experience, are expected to receive career offers upon graduation in a variety of corporate and public finance settings. Graduates can choose to pursue careers ranging from investment management, commercial lending and corporate financial analysis to venture capital fund management, forecasting and budgeting. Opportunities will present themselves at the local, national and international levels as the global economy continues to develop. 

Diploma Requirements

(60 Credits)

Areas of Study

General Education (18 Credits)

  • English Composition
  • Speech
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Core Courses (15 Credits)

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Management
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Computer and Internet Literacy
  • Computerized Accounting Applications

Major Courses (24 Credits)

  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Marketing in the 21st Century
  • Introduction to the Financial Institution
  • Finance of International Trade
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Managerial Finance

Business Elective (3 Credits)

  • To be approved by the Academic Advisor

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