Financial Planning Track

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Investing in your future

Financial planning is the process of determining whether individuals and families can meet their financial goals and how they can implement and monitor plans to meet those goals. The financial planning option incorporates courses in investments, tax, estate planning, insurance and other financial planning subjects to prepare students for success as professional financial planners.

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CFP® Certification education program

Our financial planning option is registered with the CFP Board, meaning that students completing this program have met the educational coursework requirements of the CFP Board’s CFP® certification program. To be authorized to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and other CFP Board marks, individuals must complete additional examination, experience, ethics and other requirements.

Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current job openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a finance degree.

Degree options

Career options

Finance majors with an emphasis in financial planning excel in career fields including:

  • Investment Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Employee Benefits Planning
  • Life Insurance Planning
  • Personal Financial Planning (including budgeting, debt management and education finance)