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  • Financial Planning

    Financial Planning is the study of financial decision-making throughout the life cycle of individuals, families, and organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning (BS-FINP), offered through the Department of Agricultural Economics, prepares students to develop comprehensive, tailored financial strategies for clients. Students study a variety of topics such as savings and investments, income tax planning, retirement income planning, debt management, estate planning, risk management, and client communication.

    Financial planning is ranked among the fastest-growing careers in the nation. Graduates of this program are qualified for careers in finanical planning, financial counseling, financial literacy education, financial technology, mutual fund companies, consumer banking, accounting, consulting, government agencies, and other related fields. This degree will also prepare students for advanced graduate studies in accounting, psychology, finance, law, and agribusiness.

    The B.S. in Financial Planning degree program is registered with the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards (CFP Board). All coursework meets the Certified Financial Planner education requirement. Upon completing the program, students are eligible to take the CFP Certification Examination.

    What do you want to do with Financial Planning?

    Career ideas for Financial Planning majors:

    Financial Planner, Financial Counselor, Consultant, Banker, Money Manager, Portfolio Manager, Insurance Broker, Real Estate Broker

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