Financial planning involves a comprehensive review of an individual's finances to set and achieve financial goals. The Financial Planning minor at Illinois State supports a student's major area of study and promotes personal financial literacy including the principles of retirement planning, budgeting, tax and estate planning, and investments.
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The Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis, housed in the Department of Finance, Insurance and Law at Illinois State University, connects students with financial professionals through internships, mentorships, and job shadowing opportunities.
Why study Financial Planning?
Due to the changing demographics, there is a growing demand for financial planners and a need for more women and diversity in the field. Areas of financial planning include retirement planning, wealth protection and wealth transfer, college savings options, investment analysis, and tax planning.
Applications are available in February, June, and September.