If you'd like to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, wealth manager or investment advisor, start with Edinboro's Personal Financial Planning degree. This accredited program will prepare you for a rewarding and satisfying career.
All of Edinboro's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrations are
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), which
accredits quality business programs across the globe. Learn more about accreditation.
In the School of Business and Economics at Edinboro University, you'll learn in small classes taught by faculty with professional experience. They will help you gain a sound understanding of topics like money and banking, investment analysis and federal income tax regulations. They will also provide insight into the diversified functions of business, from accounting and economics to finance, marketing and business law.
After completing the program, you'll be ready to help individuals make educated financial
decisions on a wide range of topics, from mortgages and insurance to college and estate
planning, taxes and retirement.
This important designation of our program is in recognition of the high-quality faculty and programming offered by the Personal Financial Planning program and the School of Business. Edinboro's registrations and accreditations, coupled with our School of Business’ 100% placement rate, validate that the faculty and programs in the School of Business are quite competitive, meeting our mission of admitting and graduating the highest quality students to meet the needs of the broader region.
As a Personal Financial Planning major at Edinboro, you can become an IRS-certified tax preparer and provide a service to your community by volunteering to help low-income residents prepare their income taxes through the Erie FREE Taxes program.
You will also earn valuable internships at personal financial planning firms and financial service companies and will have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led trips to career fairs and professional conferences. Recent trips include:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of personal financial
advisors is projected to grow 14% from now to 2026, faster than the average for all
Upon completion of the Personal Financial Planning program, you’ll be prepared to study for your CFP exam and find employment in personal financial planning firms, banks, insurance companies and other commercial enterprises.
A recent alumni survey shows that 100% of our graduates have found jobs or been accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation at firms such as:
- Allegheny Financial
- Erie Insurance
- Merrill Lynch
- State Farm
- TD Ameritrade
- HBKS Wealth Advisors
- Radnor Financial Advisors
Dr. Michael Engdahl
215A Hendricks Hall
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