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Sequence in Personal Financial Planning

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The Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance offers two CFP Board-Registered undergraduate programs:

(1) Bachelors of Science in Finance – Sequence in Personal Financial Planning
(2) Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Option in Insurance and Financial Services – Sequence in Personal Financial Planning

The Sequence in Personal Financial Planning is a set of courses approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to prepare students to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.  CFP Certification is a recognized standard for personal financial planners. Personal Financial Planners work with individuals to help them meet their financial objectives. It is a fast-growing and rewarding field. 

Completing a CFP Board-Registered Program at CSUN will allow the student to apply for the CFP Certification Exam.

Visit the CFP Board website for details. 


Program Details

FAQ for the Sequence in Personal Financial Planning (pdf)

Apply to program

Admitted students should see Dr. Beck for access to the Financial Planning Program blog for information on scholarships, internships, and careers.


Spring 2016 Networking Events

Wednesday, January 27, 5.45pm - 6.45pm

Wednesday, February 17, 5.45pm - 6.45pm

Wednesday, March 9, 6pm - 7pm

Monday, Career Expo, April 18, 4pm - 6pm (RSVP)


Planned Course Offerings for the Sequence in Personal Financial Planning

This tentative course offering schedule is effective for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. 

Course Number

Course Title


FIN 303

Financial Management

Multiple sections in Fall, Spring, and Summer.

FIN 352

Investments I

Multiple sections in Fall and Spring. One section in Summer.

FIN 336

Principles of Insurance

One section in Fall and Spring.

FIN 446

Tax and Estate Planning

One section, Fall only.

FIN 440

Retirement Planning
and Employee Benefits

One section in Fall and Spring.

FIN 442

Theory and Practice of Financial Planning

One section in Fall and Spring.