Banking & Finance Program: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Banking & Finance

You can start a career in banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions and be ready to enter the workforce immediately after graduating from this two-year program. If you are a banking professional who has accumulated education credit with the Center for Financial Training you have the opportunity as well to earn a degree completion here.

This degree is available 95% online.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe financial markets and institutions in the United States.
  • Use economic concepts relevant to financial markets to make good banking decisions.
  • Make proficient use of consumer and commercial lending laws and practices in the banking environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Prepare marketing plans for the banking industry and demonstrate understanding of consumer choices in banking.


ENGL 1013 Composition I
CISQ 1103 Intro to Computer Information
BLAW 2013 Legal Envirmnt of Business IMath (check with your advisor
Social/Behavioral Science course (see degree plan)


ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting I
ENGL 1023 Composition II
ISM 1503 Spreadsheet Analysis (EXCEL)
ECON 2023 Prin of Microeconomics

CFT Course *

ACCT 2023 Principles of Accounting II
BADM 2703 Internship Experience
BADM elective (see degree plan)
Elective (see degree plan
CFT Course * (2 - 3 hour classes)

OSIM 1103 Business Communications
ECON 2013 Prin of Macroeconomics
BADM 2633 Pro Selling and Marketing
CFT Course * (2 - 3 hour classes)


BADM 2703 Internship Experience

Degree & Careers:

Many Banking and Finance courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

Those who pursue a degree in Finance may find job opportunities in the following occupations:

  • Assistant Credit Manager
  • Assistant Back Office Manager
  • Cashier
  • Credit Analyst
  • Junior Loan Officer
  • Loan Interviewer
  • Teller