May 19, 2022
C.T. Bauer College of Business > Department of Finance > Finance, B.B.A. - Personal Financial Planning Track and Certificate
A Personal Financial Planning Track in the finance major offers students structured options leading to careers in the financial services industry. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Personal financial advisors are projected to grow by 30 percent over the 2008-18 period, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Growing numbers of advisors will be needed to assist the millions of workers expected to retire in the next 10 years.”
Finance Personal Financial Planning Track Major Coursework and Certificate (24 Credit Hours)
Finance majors interested in course work related to careers in personal financial planning may pursue a Personal Financial Planning Track in Finance and receive a Personal Financial Planning certificate by meeting the following requirements within the Finance Major, and having a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average to declare the track for the certificate. To earn the certificate, students must complete 24 credits of courses designated with an asterisk (*) and complete all requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with a major in Finance.
The Personal Financial Planning Track in Finance at UH Bauer College is a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) Registered Program. Students completing the Personal Financial Planning Track in Finance will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.
General B.B.A. Requirements
In order to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree, students must complete credit hour requirements:
- UH Core Courses & College Requirements
- Business Administration and Management Field of Study Courses
- Advanced-Level Business Requirements (required for all business majors),
- Major Coursework Requirements
- Additional Elective Requirements
along with noncredit requirements:
- Assenting to the Bauer Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and
- A business writing evaluation (BWE), administered through BUSI 3302 .
Credit Hour Requirements
Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree must complete freshman-sophomore core and Business Administration and Management Field of Study requirements, upper-level business core and required courses, major requirements, and clear the business writing evaluation (BWE).
The total hours required for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree are summarized below. Students in the Bauer Business Honors Program have additional requirements as specified under the description of the Bauer Business Honors Program.
Students pursuing the Global Energy Management Professional Program (GEM-PP) track in Finance have specialized degree requirements listed under the GEM-PP track for a major in finance. Other specialty programs, such as the Professional Program in Accounting, the Entrepreneurship Program, and the Program for Excellence in Selling, may have additional admission and program requirements as specified by the program.
B.B.A. requirements also listed as approved UH core courses may fulfill both requirements, but students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn the B.B.A.
Specific course requirements in each category are discussed in the following sections. ECON 2304 and ECON 2305 may count for Core Social and Behavioral Science requirement and Field of Study (students without either ECON 2304 or ECON 2305 and substituting Intermediate ECON would be required to take a Social and Behavioral Science course in place of a General Elective Requirement.
UH Core Courses & College Requirements
6 Credit Hours
Business Administration and Management Field of Study Courses
24 Credit Hours
Courses require completion with a grade of “C” or higher in all Business Administration and Management Field of Study courses unless a transfer student has completed the Business Administration and Management Field of Study at another Texas public institution.
Additional UH Core Courses
24 Credit Hours
Advanced-Level Business Required Courses
21 Credit Hours
This section is required for all business majors.