Bachelor Programs in Financial Planning

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Financial Planning

Most people who work full-time are trying to set aside some money for retirement. By earning a Bachelor in Financial Planning, you can help all kinds of people create a financially stable future for themselves post-retirement.

What is a Bachelor in Financial Planning? This degree program focuses on basic principles of finance and successful investment strategies. Students learn how to plan for a financially stable future. Courses tend to focus on fundamental principles of finance and investments, as well as taxation, estate planning, retirement planning, financial statement analysis, risk management and more. Studies usually take about four years to complete, and many degree programs can be completed online.

There are several benefits to learning more about financial planning, including being able to better manage your personal financial future. Planning for retirement and more is a huge part of life, and with this degree, you get to help others make smart financial choices for the future.

The cost of earning a bachelor’s degree in financial planning varies widely depending on the institution hosting the program and the length of study. Attending classes on campus may come with a different price tag than attending classes online. To learn more about all of the costs involved with your program, you will need to research the school of your choice carefully.

For the most part, earning a Bachelor in Financial Planning qualifies graduates to become financial planners, provided they obtain certification to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). This type of job is expected to have growth faster than the national average in the U.S. through the year 2020. Graduates of this type of program may also pursue post-graduate degrees for even higher paying financial positions.

Since many financial planning programs are available completely online, it is easy to fill out and submit applications over the Internet. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BCom Hons in Financial Planning

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop applied competence and deepen the student’s expertise in the analysis, interpretation and application of financial planning principles and research capacity in the economic environment at an advanced level. [+]

Bachelors in Financial Planning. The purpose of the qualification is to develop applied competence and deepen the student’s expertise in the analysis, interpretation and application of financial planning principles and research capacity in the economic environment at an advanced level. Learners are also prepared for a career in the practice of financial planning and further learning in researched based postgraduate study in this field by developing research and reporting skills. The students should be able to reflect on their decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of financial planning as a practice at an advanced level. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a BCom and should have appropriate knowledge of Financial Planning (assessed at an New NQF level 7 / Old NQF level 6) or an appropriate advanced diploma. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Financial Planning. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Contact details: Ms Roxanne Andrew / 011 559 4926 / randrew@uj.ac.za [-]