HCCC, NJCU sign dual admission agreement for finance degree

Hudson County Community College and New Jersey City University have signed an agreement to launch a dual admission program for business students studying finance.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to advance in their studies, and to prepare for rewarding and high-paying careers in the greater New York-New Jersey area,” Chris Reber, president, HCCC, said.

The agreement, which took effect on Sept. 1, 2019, will allow HCCC students who have completed an associate’s degree in business administration to transition to NJCU’s Bachelor of Science in finance program as a junior. HCCC students will be allowed to transfer up to 60 credits and will need 60 additional credits to graduate with a bachelor’s degree at NJCU, the schools said. To be eligible for the program, HCCC students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).

“NJCU is proud to partner with HCCC in offering this exciting program. Not only will a degree in finance provide students with earning potential and solid career skills, it will prepare them for innovations in the business world and success throughout their careers. Students will learn from experts from Wall Street and in the discipline, ensuring that they leave with cutting-edge knowledge and practical experience,” NJCU President Dr. Sue Henderson said.

To assist with a smooth transfer, students will be able to meet on campus at HCCC with an NJCU advisor who will facilitate admissions and provide financial assistance counseling. Students will also have access to NJCU events the NJCU School of Business facilities.

Applications for the HCCC Spring 2020 semester are currently being accepted. Classes begin Jan. 24, 2020.