The demand for professionals in wealth management is growing exponentially. This program provides the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the financial planning profession and pursue a rewarding career helping individuals maximize their investments and reach their goals. Typical career tracks are personal financial planner, investments advisor or wealth management specialists. As a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) Board Registered Program, the business administration major with a track in financial planning fulfills the education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.
This program is unique to the Baltimore area. As a part of this program, which is unique to the Baltimore area, you will become certified in eMoney Advisor, an essential software to financial planners in the industry, as well as complete the Bloomberg Essentials Certification for Equities, which certifies your skills with Bloomberg terminal technology, the global standard for financial data service, giving you a competitive advantage.
Business administration is a screened major. Students are admitted to the business administration major (BUAD) only after successfully completing a set of required courses with an average GPA of 2.7 or higher in those courses and an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. See all admission requirements.
View degree requirements and course descriptions for the business administration major with the financial planning track in the Undergraduate Catalog.
See the suggested four-year plan of study for the current catalog year. If your catalog year is different, you can find an advising form that corresponds with your catalog year on the advising forms page.
Combine the Financial Planning track with either the Investments Track or the corporate Finance concentration to earn a dual-degree and become even more competitive in the marketplace. With planning, both can be completed in four years.