The Personal Financial Planning Certificate is available to undergraduate students who are not enrolled in the Personal Financial Planning Track. The certificate, which includes coursework requirements and an experiential component, is designed to differentiate students seeking to position themselves for potential career opportunities within the financial services industry and acquire personal skillsets for financial planning and wealth management.


In addition to completing the four courses as described below, students must complete a relevant experiential learning activity, a personal reflection and an exit interview.

Required Courses
FNCE 2830Personal Investment Management3
FNCE 3820Principles of Personal Financial Planning and Insurance3
Complete two of the following:6
Income Taxation of Individuals
Retirement Planning
Estate Planning
Total Credit Hours12

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of each course, students should be able to demonstrate the associated CFP Board learning objectives.
  • The Certificate in Personal Financial Planning will help a student pursue job opportunities in wealth management and personal financial planning firms.