Create your future in Finance @ NCC
A new degree just created for you
A new Associates in Science in Insurance and Financial Services is now
offered in addition to the Finance and Banking Option.
Here is where the new Finance Program can take you:
- Corporate finance
- Securities and investments
Create a career in:
- insurance sales and underwriting
- corporate finance
- foreign trade
- lending credit management
- personal finance
- portfolio management.
Norwalk Community College has a new degree: Associate
of Science in Insurance and Financial Services (hereafter "Finance Program").
The old program was entitled Finance and Banking. Students currently enrolled
in this old option under the Management Program may continue through to that
degree completion or you can elect to move to the newly licensed and accredited
In recognizing the ever-increasing importance, complexity and global
nature of financial decision-making, the overriding goal is to foster
superior development for students seeking, or currently in, finance careers
and to provide exceptional pedagogy for transfer to four-year institutions.
The Insurance and Financial Services curriculum covers the areas of corporate
finance, banking, insurance, and investments. It is designed to provide an integrated
view of theoretical and practical aspects of these fields for those preparing for
or currently pursuing careers in such disciplines as banking, insurance sales and
underwriting, corporate finance, brokerage, foreign trade, lending credit management,
insurance, personal finance, investments, and portfolio management. Students also
take foundational courses in related business disciplines. Completion of the program
leads to the Associate in Science degree.
NCC's Finance Program recruits its faculty members from the world of finance.
As a result, professors bring a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to the Program.
The curriculum is reviewed by senior executives, financial officers and entrepreneurs
in Fairfield County. This helps keep the Program current and fresh.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- 1. Understand the goals and objectives of insurance and financial services management.
- 2. Possess a firm understanding of the critical impact of the finance and risk management functions on all aspects of the performance of the organization.
- 3. Demonstrate mastery of market dynamics of the securities business and how macroeconomics affect those markets and the valuation process.
- 4. Have a strong understanding of banking and fiscal systems and the regulatory environment which affects and is affected by monetary or world events.
- 5. Understand fundamental and necessary financial concepts such as time value of money, cost of capital, and risk as they relate to long term investment evaluation or risk management.
- 6. Be equipped to apply basic analytical techniques for financial problem solving and decision-making.
- 7. Appreciate (a) the purpose of ratio analysis of financial data in assessing business performance, (b) the importance and techniques of financial forecasting, and (c) the effects of management’s use of leverage on the firm’s results.
- 8. Learn the function of working capital policy and how it is formulated for efficient allocation of business resources in the short term.
- 9. Study the attributes of the major, long term investment financing vehicles such as equities, debt, and lease financing and the processes used to access them in the capital markets, and dividend policy with shareholder value maximization considerations.
- 10. Evaluate strategies for external growth through mergers and the ever-increasing importance of worldwide forces that impact the financial manager and decision-making.
- 11. Demonstrate a basic understanding of life, health, property, and casualty insurance in business and personal financial planning.
- 12. Use technology to access, use and present credible information from various sources such as financial statements, annual reports, publications and Internet sites.
- 13. Use critical thinking and quantitative skills to diagnose and solve business problems.
- 14. Identify legal, ethical and financial consequences of decisions to an organization.
- 15. Organize ideas and communicate using proper business writing techniques as well as verbal presentation skills, in a manner that can be easily understood in the business environment.Understand and value the differences in people in order to interact with culturally diverse individuals in a team setting domestically and globally.
For more information, please contact Professor Ronald W. Bealer in W207 or call him at (203) 857-7177