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Finance degrees are an excellent choice for students who want to understand how the world economy functions and the secrets behind money, investments, and financial independence. Finance is analyzing the growth and movement of money, the value of money, and return on investments. It is about planning and understanding how economic systems work.

Earn an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree at Motlow. This set of courses is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities, to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Studying finance can prepare you not only for careers in the financial services sector, but also for tasks in your everyday life. Students considering studying finance can take many different routes. An A.S. degree in Finance can prepare you to work in corporate and government financial management, banking, and financial planning.

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With an A.S. degree, bookkeepers can make up to $51k per year.

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Career Opportunities

With an A.S. degree, you can work assisting certified public accountants, financial advisors, and other finance professionals as:

  • Bookkeeper ($31-51k/year)
  • Financial Clerk ($25-47k/year)
  • Accounting Clerk ($30-47k/year)
  • Account Resolution Specialist ($27-37k/year)

Finance is strategic— anticipating what happens when money is invested. In today’s world economy everybody depends on financial strategies and principles. From small start-ups to large corporations, from corner shops to international supermarket chains, from law firms to insurance companies — they all need finance and are willing to pay top dollar for experts in this field.

As a finance student you will explore all sorts of courses and principles that will help you to:

  • Understand that money has a way of making every decision emotional
  • Understand the difference between assets (which put money into your pocket) and liabilities (which take money out of your pocket)
  • Learn how to save money and have separate budgets for emergencies, children’s education, travelling, retirement, etc.
  • Learn what to invest in and how to invest

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