The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences PFP concentration is designed for you if you are working in or would like to work in the areas of financial planning, accounting, insurance, or banking and investment. A financial planner is much more than just an investor. A financial planner should be familiar with budgeting, planning for retirement, saving for education, managing taxes and managing insurance coverage.
The extensive PFP curriculum helps you understand the complexities of the changing financial climate, and allows you to make the right recommendations to your perspective clients. Once you complete this program, you will be able to sit for the Certified Financial Planning® examination.
Before you can take PFP 410, the capstone course, you must complete the six 300-level courses. The PFP 300 level courses do not have to be taken in sequence. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher
Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?
Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Personal Financial Planning Concentration will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your bachelor's degree.
You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your first bachelor's degree. To qualify you must have one of the following:
- Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) OR
- Have earned at least 30 credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA
Looking for an Online Degree?
Our Personal Financial Planning BAAS Program is also available 100% online.
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.
Faculty and Advising for Personal Financial Planning Majors
We are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time, to help you take the next step in your professional career. Our diverse faculty are here for you and have a strong desire to help future business leaders prepare themselves for successful careers. We'll give the academic advice you need when you need it.
Service and Mutual Interest Organizations
If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities. If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.
Career Opportunities in Personal Financial Planning
When you receive a BAAS degree with a business concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. Whether your interest is in accounting, agricultural business, finance, hospitality management, information systems, management, or marketing, your secondary concentration in business will help start you on your journey toward the career you've always wanted. In addition to great faculty, Counseling and Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you.
BAAS Concentration: Personal Financial Planning
The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete General Education Requirements, a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.
As a secondary concentration, Personal Financial Planning includes courses like:
- Principles of Accounting
- Business Law
- Intro to Finance
- Personal Finance
- Business Risk Management and Insurance
- Investments: Principles and Policies
- Tax Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Estate Planning
- Financial Plan Development
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.