ENMU’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree provides a personal financial planning emphasis so you can earn your financial planning certificate. Once you complete this program, you will be able to sit for the Certified Financial Planning® examination.

The personal financial planning emphasis of the BBA degree is designed for you if you are planning to work in the areas of financial planning, accounting, insurance, banking and investment. Financial planning means much more than just investing. A financial planner should be familiar with budgeting, estate planning, insurance planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, saving for education, and tax planning.

The extensive PFP program helps you understand the complexities of the changing financial climate and allows you to make the right recommendations to your perspective clients.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans, and scholarships offered University-wide, the College of Business offers 29 scholarships for which you can apply. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

How Do I Enroll in the PFP Program?

When you are working on your Bachelor of Business Administration degree at ENMU, you’ll choose personal financial planning as your emphasis area when you declare your major.

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Personal Financial Planning Certificate Options at ENMU

You don’t have to get your bachelor’s in business to enroll in our certificate program. You can also get your personal financial planning certificate via the following:

  • Emphasis area for ENMU business majorsand students seeking a Bachelor of University Studies
  • Certificate program if you:
    • Are a current ENMU student in another discipline
    • Already have a business bachelor's degree
    • Have a bachelor's degree, but not necessarily in business
    • Are a transfer student with college credits, but may or may not be a business major
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration if you have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or an Associate of Science (AS) with a technical or vocational major from an accredited Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)-recognized organization.

The financial planning emphasis requires completion of the following courses (21 credit hours)

PFP 310 Personal Finance 3
PFP 320 Business Risk Management and Insurance 3
PFP 330 Investments: Principles and Policies 3
PFP 340 Tax Planning 3
PFP 350 Retirement Planning 3
PFP 360 Estate Planning 3
PFP 410 Financial Plan Development 3

Note: ENMU only issues a "Certificate of Completion" that enables you to sit for the CFP® exam. The University does not award the CFP® certification. CFP® certification is granted only by Certified Financial Planning® Board of Standards, Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP® Board Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.

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At ENMU, our mission is to combine a traditional learning environment with 21st century technology to provide a rich educational experience with excellent teaching and active learning. ENMU emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. With affordable tuition, evening classes as well as select online courses, we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. If you are interested in financial planning degree programs we encourage you to learn more about Eastern New Mexico University's financial planning certificate program.


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