Center for Financial Planning

Do you aspire to be a Certified Financial Planner™?

Degree Program

There is a growing awareness of the importance of financial planning, both as a component of our day-to-day lives and as a career choice for our students. Murray State recognized this importance and has created a financial planning track for undergraduate students in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business.

The degree program was designed with the Murray State University student in mind, and has proven to be quite popular with the students. Through careful scheduling of required and elective courses, Murray State students can meet the education requirement to sit for the CFP Certification Examination while earning their college degree.

Students pursuing a financial planning track must take the following courses:

FIN 333 Investments Fall
FIN 336 Employee Benefits and Retirement Spring
ACC 302 Income Taxation Fall, Spring, Summer
FIN 331 Insurance Summer
FIN 338 Estate Planning Fall

The CFP Board of Standards registers undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities. At a minimum, each Registered Program must cover certain topics, generally at the highest cognitive levels. Those topics are determined by a job analysis study of financial planning practitioners who are currently certified by CFP Board and entitled to use CFP Board’s certification marks. This topic list helps to ensure that the curriculum content offered by Registered Programs covers the knowledge considered important to perform the tasks required of a CFP® certificant, thus meeting marketplace requirements.

The Murray State University program is registered with the CFP Board of Standards. By successfully completing these courses, the student will have comprehensively covered all eighty-nine topic areas as required by the CFP Board of Standards.

Want more information? Talk to your collegiate academic advisor and express your interest in starting the financial planning track.