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Financial Planning

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.

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.

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Application Period

Applications for the Financial Planning minor are available September 1‒30 and February 1‒28.

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