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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Administration, AA

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The AA in Financial Administration is designed for students who want to continue their education in Finance and/or Accounting at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa. It is designed for maximum transferability to these Universities and will also be the best option for students pursuing AACSB Accredited Universities outside of Iowa. Students who complete this degree will be able to enter the College of Business at these schools after taking the appropriate options required by each institution. (Contact an Advisor for each institution’s requirements.) Financial Administration will provide a competitive advantage to students seeking internships and employment by allowing them to take more Accounting classes during their first two years. Some of those options include advanced knowledge of Computer Accounting packages, Payroll Accounting, and Financial Analysis.

For more information about the Financial Administration, please visit our website at

Locations: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton and Urban

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Financial Administration AA degree, a student must complete the requirements for the degree, maintain a 2.0 grade point average and receive a grade of “C” or above in all ACC coursework.

Semester 3


To complete this program, you must meet the Diversity Requirement with a grade of “C” or higher. See the AA  section of this catalog for more information about which courses can count toward this requirement.

* Student should check with a DMACC advisor and an advisor at the four-year institution which they plan to transfer before selecting math and science course, electives, and course in other areas of business for admission requirement into the College of Business at different colleges and universities.

** Students should check with a DMACC advisor and an advisor at the four-year institution they plan to transfer regarding a foreign language requirement.

*** Students should check with a DMACC advisor and an advisor at the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer as to admission requirements into the College of Business at different colleges and universities. 

Total Credits Required to Complete the Degree - 64

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Books (approximate) 450 450 450 450

Approximate total for the program: $10,952*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Continue your education toward a Finance or Accounting Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Use your education toward a non-Accounting four-year degree.
  • Assist an accountant in an accounting capacity.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Maintain good working relations with coworkers, management, and faculty.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively.
  • Work independently, solve problems, and make decisions.
  • Demonstrate self-discipline, initiative, creative insight, and good judgment.
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn broad business concepts and policies.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?

  • Reading, communication and math skills must be at the college level to gain maximum benefit from classes.
  • For career advancement and advanced position placement, it is important the student continue college coursework beyond the AA Financial Administration.
  • For transferability to four-year colleges and universities, the student should work closely with advisors and admissions counselors.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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