The personal financial planning bachelor's degree offers courses in family relationships and decision making, consumer rights, insurance, investments and more. A combined emphasis on understanding financial products and how they work, as well as the role of family in financial decisions, helps you build a solid foundation that prepares you to thrive in this in-demand profession.
This program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board), and students successfully completing the program are eligible to sit for the national CFP® Certification Examination. K-State students have a history of success in the exam, with students boasting an above-average pass rate. The program is approved by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). Students who have completed the program can also sit for the Accredited Financial Counselor® certification examination.
Careers in Personal Financial Planning
Individuals who earn the personal financial planning master's degree will meet the educational requirements for careers including:
- Registered Financial Consultant
- Registered Financial Associate
- Certified Retirement Counselor
- Accredited Financial Counselor
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The personal financial planning master's degree is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology.