Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Financial Planning
A Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in financial planning prepares you to become a leading professional in the personal financial services industry. You’ll develop the skills needed to become a financial advisor and assist clients with their most important planning decisions.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Prepare for a career in personal financial planning
Join the next generation of financial planning professionals by gaining the knowledge and skills needed to develop solutions for your clients’ personal financial needs. This program’s curriculum prepares you to assist clients in navigating life’s most important personal financial decisions, including financial investments, insurance needs and estate and tax planning.
This program is best suited for those seeking client-facing roles in the financial services industry. Students interested in working in corporate finance should check out the corporate accounting degree concentration, whereas those looking to become accountants should check out the bachelor’s in accountancy.
Personal financial advisor: An in-demand and high-paying career
As the population ages and life expectancy rises, the demand for financial planning services will increase. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of personal financial advisors is projected to rise 13% between 2022 and 2032, with 25,600 job openings projected each year, on average, during that time. That’s much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.
These roles are well-paid, too, with the median annual salary being $95,390 as of May 2022, per the BLS.
Business and financial planning courses
The coursework in the financial planning degree concentration teaches you how to complete comprehensive evaluations of financial states and goals. Class topics include personal finance and investment management, estate planning strategies and tax and insurance planning. You’ll also have opportunities for experiential learning before you head into your financial planning career.
ACC 231: Uses of Accounting Information I
ACC 241: Uses of Accounting Information II
FIN 300: Fundamentals of Finance
LES 305: Business Law and Ethics for Managers
MGT 300: Principles of Management and Leadership
MKT 300: Marketing and Business Performance
SCM 300: Global Supply Operations
WPC 300: Problem Solving and Actionable Analytics
What you can do with a financial planning degree concentration
This online program provides you with knowledge and academic experience in personal financial planning, so you can secure employment in the growing field of financial services. You’ll gain the skills you need to evaluate and plan for your clients' personal financial needs.
Admission requirements for the financial planning degree concentration
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The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.
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