Business Admin Major: Financial Planning

Get the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the financial planning profession and become an in-demand CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

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The demand for professionals in wealth management and advising is growing exponentially. Pursue a rewarding career helping individuals maximize their investments and reach their goals as a personal financial planner, investments advisor or wealth management specialist. As a CFP 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.

As a part of this program, which is unique to the Baltimore area, you will 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. 

Admission Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions

View degree requirements and course descriptions for the business administration major with the financial planning track in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Plan of Study

See the suggested four-year plan of study for the current catalog year. If your catalog year is different, you can find the four-year plan that corresponds with your catalog year on the advising forms page.