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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Major in Finance, Financial Planning Concentration

This degree helps you prepare for a career helping others make important financial decisions, such as investing, retirement planning, and tax and estate planning. FHSU is the only university in Kansas with a business undergraduate degree program in financial planning that is registered with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards. If you complete the financial planning concentration, you will meet the education requirements to sit for the CFP Certification Examination.

(B.B.A. Degree with a Major in Finance, Financial Planning Concentration Program Requirements in printable, PDF format)

Program Summary

General Education 55 hours
Business Core 27 hours
Finance Major (Financial Planning Concentration) 39 hours
Elective Course 3 hours

Business Core - 27 Credit Hours

ACCT 203 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 204 Principles of Accounting II 3
BCOM 301 Business Communication 3
FIN 305 Managerial Finance 3
GBUS 204 Business Law I 3
MGT 301 Management Principles 3
MGT 602 Production & Operations Management 3
MGT 650 Business Policy 3
MKT 301 Marketing Principles 3

Financial Planning Concentration - 39 Credit Hours

Students obtaining the B.B.A. in Finance degree must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all courses in the signed major (39 hours), with no grade lower than a "C" for these major core courses listed below.
FIN 311 Fundamentals of Investments 3
FIN 405 Intermediate Finance 3
FIN 450 Personal Financial Planning 3
FIN 607 Options and Futures Markets 3
FIN 611 Investment Theories and Strategies 3
FIN 631 Risk Management 3
FIN 641 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FIN 670 Estate Planning 3
FIN 680 Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning 3
ECON 601 Quantitative Methods 3
ACCT 402 Income Tax Procedure 3
ECON/FIN Financial Planning Electives 6

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