Financial Planning Major

Similar to the finance major, the personal financial planning major helps students develop the skills to address the challenges facing investors while developing an understanding of today's financial markets. Saint Joseph's financial planning curriculum is a CFP¨ registered* program, one of a select few housed in an AACSB-accredited business school.

Of the many resources available to personal financial planning majors at Saint Joseph's, perhaps the most notable is the Wall Street Trading Room, located in Mandeville Hall. The room provides access to electronic sources of financial and investment data, analytical tools and trading simulations. Thus, classes are able to work more effectively, with hands-on learning and enhancements to curriculum. The trading simulations provide for real-life experiences, and the continuous access to financial data/software creates an integrated learning environment.

Students enrolled in the Student Managed Investments course also have the opportunity to manage a portfolio of 25 to 35 different stocks. Neither theoretical nor imagined, the money invested is real; the major is designed to support these students as they make tough financial decisions and gain confidence in investing.

Program graduates go on to careers in business financial management, banking, securities and commodity brokerage, consulting, insurance, financial planning and small business entrepreneurship.

*Saint Joseph's University does not certify individuals - CFP¨ certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.