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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Personal Financial Planning Degree Program

Our flagship undergraduate degree program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. allowing graduates to sit for the comprehensive Certified Financial PlannerTM examination to earn the right to use the CFP® designation. Coursework includes principles of personal financial planning, investments, insurance, taxation, retirement planning, and estate planning, complemented by courses that develop an understanding of the economic and social contexts within which clients make financial decisions. Graduates excel in providing client–centered financial management advice.

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There also exists a CFP® registered undergraduate certificate program that can accompany any MU degree plan to provide undergraduate students with the tools necessary for placement in the financial planning industry and to sit for the comprehensive CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ examination to earn the right to use the CFP® mark.

Students in any of our degree programs may also prepare to sit for the Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) or Certified Retirement Administrator® (CRA®) designation offered through the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE). In addition, students may take the exam that leads toe earning the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) designation before they graduate, which is offered through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE).

Degree requirements (PDF)

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