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B.S. in Business Administration, Financial Planning

This Business Administration – Financial Planning major at Colorado State University is prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective leaders and decision makers in today’s dynamic business environment.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

This Business Administration – Financial Planning major at Colorado State Universityi s designed to prepare undergraduate students to enter the financial planning profession. The program is a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards registered program, and students are eligible to sit for the CFP® Exam upon graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Business Administration – Financial Planning major at Colorado State University will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze a client’s current financial position
  • Review a client’s risk management needs
  • Estimate the current capital and future savings needed to fund goals
  • Prepare and present recommendations for meeting goals
  • Consider the impact of income and estate tax law on achieving goals

Potential Occupations

Financial Planning students are prepared for a number of different careers in business. Internships and volunteer experiences enhance skills and marketability.

Examples of financial-planning-related occupations include, but are not limited to: financial planner, investment advisor, consumer credit counselor, personal banker, investment wholesaler, insurance agent, and trust advisor.

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Courses included

  • Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise
  • Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
  • Business Writing and Communication
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics With Business Applications
  • Business Analytics

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