Personal Financial Planning
Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning
Invest in your career by earning one of the nation's best Personal Financial Planning degrees.
The New York Times says Texas Tech University has "arguably the best undergraduate financial planning program in the country."
Investopedia.com and other media outlets rank our Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning degree among the 10 best financial planning programs in America. We have the nation's largest personal financial planning faculty, and our professors are regularly cited in top business publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Forbes.
Texas Tech's Personal Financial Planning degree prepares you to excel professionally because of its:
- Superior personal financial planning faculty. You will learn from full-time professors who have specialized experience as professional financial planners. Texas Tech has the nation's largest personal financial planning faculty.
- First-rate internship placements. The Personal Financial Planning degree provides you with hundreds of hours of paid internship experience. We place interns at the nation's top financial planning firms, with students working in 47 states and nine countries.
- High job placement rates. Graduates from our Personal Financial Planning degree program have over a 90 percent job placement rate. Employers in the financial services industry heavily recruit Texas Tech graduates because of our financial planning department's reputation for excellence.
- Business degree emphasis. Our personal financial planning degree includes a strong business foundation, including courses in management, accounting, finance, marketing, and business law.
Stand Out in the Job Market with a Personal Financial Planning degree from Texas Tech University.
Texas Tech's Personal Financial Planning program emphasizes practical skills that employers value.
You will take an extraordinarily broad selection of personal financial planning courses, examining the economic, financial, and social factors that affect financial management. Our personal financial planning faculty includes nationally renowned experts in financial planning specialties such as:
- Estate planning
- Risk management
- Charitable planning
- Family relations
You will work in the Charles Schwab Personal Financial Planning Technology Complex and get advanced, hands-on training in industry-standard personal financial planning software. You will also develop interpersonal skills that impress employers, with emphasis on family dynamics, counseling, and communication.
Careers in Personal Financial Planning
Graduates from our Personal Financial Planning degree program have over a 90 percent job placement rate. Our students frequently have multiple job offers waiting for them at graduation.
You will have excellent preparation for employment at a wide range of financial institutions, including:
- Financial services firms
- Mutual fund companies
- Brokerage firms
- Insurance companies
- Other businesses
Personal Financial Planning Graduate School Opportunities
The Personal Financial Planning degree offers excellent preparation for graduate school. Our students have an outstanding acceptance rate to the nation's best Personal Financial Planning graduate programs.
You can also spend an extra year in Texas Tech's Personal Financial Planning program and upgrade your Bachelor's Degree in Personal Financial Planning to a master's degree through the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program.
Personal Financial Planning professional certification
Upon completion of the Personal Financial Planning bachelor's degree, you will be eligible to take the CFP® Certification Examination. The Personal Financial Planning program is registered the by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.