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Personal Finance Major


The Personal Finance major offers an interdisciplinary  course of study focusing on family financial management economic well-being. You can also choose additional studies in related areas, including business, economics, financial planning or counseling, and social work.

The Personal Finance major is registered with the Certified Financial Planner™ Board of Standards. Students successfully fulfilling the stated course requirements, as indicated on the options check sheet, have met the educational requirements of CFP™ Board certification.

The Personal Finance major prepares you for careers in fields such as consumer credit counseling, personal banking, insurance, financial planning, investment analysis, and employee benefits analysis.

This program also prepare you for graduate study in such fields as law, business, consumer behavior and family economics, and public administration.

Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to gain practical knowledge through the personal finance internship program.

Check the School of Human Ecology's Student Academic Affairs Office for more information related to the Personal Finance major.

Department of Consumer Science
School of Human Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-5675
Fax: 608-265-6048
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