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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

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Students planning to enroll in upper-division business core courses (those numbered 300 and above) must satisfy the following requirements: (1) achieve junior standing by completing a minimum of 60 semester hours; and (2) complete the following ten specific courses with a GPA of at least a 2.25: ACCT 203, ACCT 204, ECON 201, ECON 202, COMM 100, ENG 101, ENG 102, INF 101, MATH 110, and MATH 250.

Students who have close to 60 hours and have enrolled in the required lower-division (100-200 level) courses may enroll in introductory upper-division courses to complete a full schedule. Advisors may petition, on behalf of a particular student, the RCOBE’s BBA Continuous Improvement Committee for special permission to enroll in upper-division courses.

Business Core - 27 Credit Hours

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

Financial Planning Concentration - 39 Credit Hours

FIN 311 Fundamentals of Investments 
FIN 405 Intermediate Finance 
FIN 450 Personal Financial Planning 
FIN 607 Options and Futures Markets 
FIN 611 Investment Theories and Strategies 
FIN 631 Risk Management 
FIN 641 Financial Markets and Institutions 
FIN 670 Estate Planning 
FIN 680 Retirement and Employee Benefit Planning 
ECON 601 Quantitative Methods 
ACCT 402 Income Tax Procedure 
ECON/FIN Financial Planning Electives (2 classes for 6 credit hours)

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