Financial planning, by definition, deals with planning for the future. The Financial Planning minor at Illinois State allows students to help support their focused plan of study with a background in a field with strong potential employment opportunities. Those with knowledge of financial planning will be equipped to understand the difference and complexity of investment options, and also make themselves more marketable to future employers.
Point of Pride
Illinois State recently launched the Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis, leading to more internships, mentorships, and job shadowing opportunities for students.
Why study Financial Planning?
Financial planning is routinely ranked by Money magazine and others as a "top job" or "best job." The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 40 percent increased demand for financial planners in the coming years. The increased demand is due to the nation's changing demographics and the "aging" of America plus a growing need for women and ethnic diversity in the field. Increased areas of need are in retirement planning, wealth protection and wealth transfer, college savings options, investment options, etc.
Applications are available in February, June, and September.