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ERIC Number: ED531308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-18
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2005 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Postsecondary Banking and Finance Technology. (Program CIP: 52.0803 - Banking and Financial Support Services)
Gullett, Janet; Thigpen, Herbert
Research and Curriculum Unit
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate effectively; think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions; and interact with each other and the technologies in the workplace. Vocational-technical programs must also adopt these practices in order to provide graduates who can enter and advance in the changing work world. The curriculum framework in this document reflects these changes in the workplace and a number of other factors that impact on local vocational-technical programs. The Banking and Finance Technology program is a two-year course of study designed to help present and prospective banking and finance students and employees prepare for and take advantage of the varied career opportunities available to them in the progressive field of financial services. The program is designed to provide an introduction and an overview of the financial services industry and the opportunities for the student or employee to develop basic financial knowledge and abilities, along with the required competencies and social skills necessary for employment and advancement in the field of finance. The financial services industry includes banks, savings and loan associations, finance companies, credit unions, and the financial aspects of businesses. The Standards for Banking and Finance were developed by the curriculum revision team, with input from the Banking and Finance Technology Advisory Teams at East Mississippi Community College and Pearl River Community College. Appended are: (1) Standards And Guidelines For Gerontology Programs; (2) Related Academic Standards; (3) Workplace Skills for the 21st Century; and (4) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi