What You Will Learn

The financial marketplace requires a broad array of skilled financial individuals from professionals to back-office workers in areas such as banking, securities dealing and brokerage, insurance and pension funds.

At County College of Morris, courses in the Finance Certificate of Achievement take a practical approach to the subject matter and provide a broad exposure to the stock and bond markets, financial management, financial planning and financial analysis. By gathering financial information and analyzing trends, students will experience a functional hands-on approach to learning about finance.

Why Study Finance at CCM?

The Business Department at CCM equips students with practical learning experiences in the financial field. Our faculty possess both academic credentials and professional experience in banking, securities trading and corporate finance. Some of the faculty are also licensed financial advisors. The 12 credit Finance Certificate of Achievement includes three required courses: Money and Banking, Principles of Finance, and Investment Principles. It also includes one elective course.

All finance students have the opportunity to use “Stock Trak,” which is a stock market simulation software. This enables our students to learn about investing in a fun and competitive way.

Career Opportunities

Banking and Credit Intermediation:

  • Commercial banking
  • Savings institutions
  • Credit unions
  • Credit card issuing
  • Consumer lending
  • Mortgage financing and brokerage
  • Financial transactions processing and clearinghouse


Securities dealing and brokerage:

  • Investment banking
  • Securities brokerage
  • Commodities contract dealing and brokerage
  • Portfolio management
  • Investment advice



  • Life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Property and casualty insurance
  • Title insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Claims adjusting



  • Pension funds



  • Treasury
  • Investor Relations
  • Cash Management

Where You Can Go

The Finance Certificate prepares students to major in Finance at a four-year college and enter the financial services industry. Many students choose the finance courses to satisfy their business elective requirement for the Business Administration degree or the finance track in the Business Professional degree.

Cooperative education experiences, such as internships and job search support, are facilitated through our Office of Career Services, where you can also learn resume building interviewing skills.

Contact Info

Business Department
Cohen Hall, Room 204

Professor Melissa Hopper-Ford