Financial Wealth Management, BSBA

Overview

The seven required courses (along with FIN-200) cover the foundational topics required by the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board. Upon completion of this major, students are eligible to take the CFP Exam administered by the CFP Board, which is an integral part of the prestigious CFP certification process. Additional information about the CFP Exam.

The BSBA in Financial Wealth Management requires completion of a minimum of 21 credit hours (7 classes) in Wealth Management. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the Financial Wealth Management major and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall must be maintained to graduate.

Degree Requirements

Students can earn a bachelor of science in business administration with this major. See the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

Required Courses (6 courses, 18 credits)

ACCT-320Federal Taxation

3

FIN-313General Insurance

3

FIN-315Principles of Investments

3

FIN-401Practical Financial Planning

3

FIN-424Retirement & Estate Planning

3

FIN-475Case Studies in Financial Planning

3

Elective Courses (1 Course, 3 Credits)

Choose one (1) from the following:

FIN-330Introduction to FinTech

3

FIN-H330Honors Introduction to FinTech

3

FIN-408Fixed Income Securities Analysis

3

FIN-409Securities Analysis

3

FIN-411Futures and Options

3

FIN-413Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

3

FIN-450Mutual Funds

3

FIN-540Finance Internship Independent Study

3

MKT-313Professional Selling

3

MKT-314Professional Services Selling

3

Required Experiential Component

Financial Wealth Management majors must complete 160 hours of pre-professional finance experience in the wealth management or finance field prior to graduating. Experience may be acquired through an internship, part- or full-time employment, or cooperative education. Students must be approved to register for the FIN-560, Finance Practicum requirement, during or immediately prior to the semester in which they complete the required 160 hours. The experiential component carries no academic credit, nor requires any tuition, and will be graded pass/fail. Approval of this experience must be obtained from the Finance Department.

FIN-540Finance Internship Independent Study

3

FIN-560Finance Practicum

0

Learning Goals and Objectives

Learning goals and objectives reflect the educational outcomes achieved by students through the completion of this program. These transferable skills prepare Suffolk students for success in the workplace, in graduate school, and in their local and global communities.

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
Students will… Upon completion of the program, each student should be able to...
Understand the theoretical and practical issues relevant for managing wealth and providing financial planning advice. Manage the wealth of individuals and families by providing financial planning advice.
Exhibit an ability to conduct various wealth management-related tasks such as personal financial planning, retirement planning for individuals and families, estate planning, providing investment advice on: tax management, and risk management. Manage and preserve wealth of individuals and families by providing advice on:
- Personal financial planning
- Retirement planning
- Estate planning
- Various investment choices
- Efficient management of tax obligations
- Management of risk inherent in investment decisions using various risk management techniques and insurance products
Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary in constructing a sensible and workable wealth management plan for a client. Construct a sensible wealth management plan for a client.