Personal Financial Planning Bachelor's Degree
Kansas State University’s online Personal Financial Planning undergraduate degree program — offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services (FSHS) in the College of Human Ecology — can set you on the path to an exciting career in the financial industry. As a student, you will tackle 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.
Program faculty will guide students through their studies, allowing them to benefit from their years of industry knowledge. In addition, students will become part of a program with a longstanding tradition of achievement. K-State Personal Financial Planning program students have placed in the top three teams in the Financial Planning Challenge, a national collegiate competition, in seven of the last 12 years. K-State PFP is the only program in the country who has made it to the national finals competition each year since its inception.
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.