Educating tomorrow's financial planning professionals and researchers


The Department of Personal Financial Planning, in the Division of Applied Social Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is nationally and internationally recognized for its premier education, research and outreach programs. The department offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These programs meet the education requirement needed to sit for the national CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ exam. The award-winning faculty provide an ideal environment for student success. Students have excellent opportunities to engage in professional development, intern at leading financial planning firms and conduct research that addresses critical financial needs and informs theory and policy development.

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CFP Board-Registered Program
Meets Educational Requirements for the CFP® Exam

AFCPE Approved Education Program

Meets Educational Requirements for the AFC® Exam

Learn Your Risk Tolerance

It’s Research-Based! Want to improve your personal finances? Start by taking this quiz to get an idea of your risk tolerance–one of the fundamental issues to consider when planning your investment strategy, either alone or in consultation with a professional.
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Mizzou Financial Planning Association

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Quentin Harris

Alumni Spotlight

Quentin Harris is using his personal financial planning degree to help others with their financial decisions.

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MU – A Top 10 University for Financial Planning

The University of Missouri is listed as a top 10 university for financial planning. The listing is drawn from a Financial Planning survey of universities that offer CFP Board-Registered Programs. Congratulations to the Mizzou personal financial planning students, staff, faculty and alumni who are dedicated to this quality program.

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International Financial Planning Initiative

There has never been a better time or greater opportunity for Chinese students who have an interest in financial planning. With blooming economic development and growth in China’s middle class, the demand for personal financial planners has grown. In response to this need, the University of Missouri is offering a one of a kind degree program in personal financial planning.

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…The financial planning career path is growing faster than average with a projected growth rate of 7% through 2028.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook