PFFP Elective Courses

PFFP 150B2 Personal Finance Foundations

This course describes the prominent characteristics of consumption behavior, societal change that has influenced consumer-driven societies and pressures for change in the future. The course will examine the important economic variables that, on the one hand, have led to a rapidly growing worldwide consumer demand for goods and services and, on the other hand, have resulted in increased debt, overspending and an inability to achieve long term personal financial goals. An objective analysis of both personal and global consumption habits will provide the transition into sustainable strategies to increase personal financial solvency. The course will not provide you with the answers to achieving your personal financial goals, but rather will examine our consumer society and expose you to the major reasons why people spend and save. The aim of the course is to provide you with sufficient information to make judgments for yourself about your consumption patterns and long-term financial health.

Offered: Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024
PFFP 495A Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Exam Prep

Introduction to the FINRA-sponsored Security Industry Essentials (SIE) exam, a new introductory level exam for prospective financial services industry professionals. Its purpose is to assess a candidate's basic knowledge of products, rules, structure, and foundation of the securities industry and regulatory agencies, their functions, and prohibited practices.

Offered: Spring 2024
PFFP 496 Special Topics in Personal and Family Financial Planning

This course provides an in-depth exploration of varying special topics within the family financial planning field. The topics of the course vary depending on instructor and semester. Each course will overview core concepts, foundational knowledge, and practical applications about the topics presented. The course will focus on contemporary issues in the field and those issues- contextual positioning within industry, family, community, and societal contexts.

Offered: Fall 2024
PFFP 499 Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Offered: Summer 2024