Financial Services

Financial Services

Explore Careers in Finance

Like money and helping people? To put it simply, a person who works in financial services helps people achieve their dreams. If this sounds appealing to you, consider the Business Administration: Financial Services program.

You’ll learn from passionate faculty who share their knowledge of managing, lending, saving, insuring and investing money—giving you the knowledge to achieve success in the world of financial services.

The Financial Services program is a two-year A.A.S. degree designed for students seeking careers with financial institutions and for those already in financial institutions wishing to attain advanced positions. This program provides an internship opportunity to give students real-world experience.

How to Apply Plan of Study 

Kirkwood is the affordable option! We offer more than $3 million in scholarships every year.

Graduates of the financial services program will be able to:

  • Evaluate career options in business as a basis for making appropriate career choices.
  • Utilize critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions in business situations.
  • Communicate information effectively using a variety of formats for diverse audiences.
  • Analyze the ethical and legal implications of business decisions within the global business environment.
  • Describe personal financial and investment concepts related to credit, investments, and insurance.
  • Utilize superior customer service and sales skills in building positive, long-term client relationships.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the monetary and banking issues that are pervasive in all aspects of financial services.

Potential careers include:

  • Credit analyst
  • Personal banker
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Loan officer

Learn more about career options and median salaries.

Program Costs

Business Administration: Financial Services 

Program Entry Semester: Fall 2021, Spring, Summer 2022

Year One

Credits: 13 13 26
Tuition: $2,418 $2,418 $4,836
Fees: $74 $145 $219
Books: $594.75 $598.75 $1,193.50



Credits: 9 9
Tuition: $1,674 $1,674
Fees: $50 $50
Books: $302.50 $302.50


Year Two

Credits: 16 14 30
Tuition: $2,976 $2,604 $5,580
Fees: $50 $50 $100
Books: $661 $306.75 $967.75




Costs provided are estimated and based on in-state tuition rates. Book cost estimates are for new books. Individual expenses may vary. These costs also do not factor in potential financial aid benefits. For a complete view of your specific cost expectation, visit our Cost Estimator Tool.
Included fees: Technology Fees, and Ancillary Expenses (Conference/Seminar)
Current Tuition Rates per Credit Hour: $ 186 In-State; $ 249 Out-of-State; $ 372 International
Updated: 2/1/2021

Mission Statement

To provide educational and employment opportunities to prospective and existing financial services students, and relevant local area employers.


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