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Get ahead — and make a difference
with an online consumer finance & financial planning degree

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Do you have an interest in finance and a desire to help people thrive financially?

A Bachelor of Science in Consumer Finance & Financial Planning from UW–Madison Online can take you where you want to go.

CONSIDER A CAREER IN THE RAPIDLY GROWING FIELD OF CONSUMER FINANCE & FINANCIAL PLANNING.

7%

growth in consumer finance careers
between 2018 and 20281

LEARN AT A TOP-RANKED INSTITUTION FROM A HIGH-QUALITY PROGRAM.

Getting a consumer finance and financial planning degree at UW–Madison Online puts you at an advantage.

UW–Madison
Ranked 13th
among public institutions in the U.S. 2

Named a top 35 great college for consumer finance
by Financial Planning magazine.3

Ranked 2nd in top colleges for financial planning
by WealthManagement.com 4

NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS.

Examine careers in the financial services industry by meeting high-level industry experts from leading companies.

Corporate Board Members:

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Associated Bank
  • UW Credit Union
  • Wipfli

BUILD SKILLS THROUGH QUALITY COURSES.

You’ll learn:

Accounting, economics, statistics, investments, insurance, estate planning, retirement, employee benefits, taxes

FIND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS AND FULFILLING WORK.

Whether you land at a big or small firm, or you take an entrepreneurial path, opportunity will come knocking after you get your consumer finance and financial planning degree at UW–Madison Online.

Median income for personal financial advisors 5:

$87,850

You can be a:

Certified Financial Planner, Risk Manager, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager, Certified Credit Counselor, Accounting Manager, Business Analyst, Trust Officer and more!

UW–Madison students pass the
Certified Financial Planner exam
at a rate above the national average.

EQUIP YOURSELF TO SERVE PEOPLE—AND THE GREATER GOOD.

With an emphasis on the economic well-being of individuals and families, a consumer finance and financial planning degree degree from UW–Madison Online lets you help others achieve financial and life goals.

100+
years

of family and individual financial education

Help people:

  • Buy a home
  • Control debt
  • Understand taxes & insurance
  • Save for a child’s education
  • Plan for retirement

Work with the
UW–Madison Center for Financial Security
nationally recognized for its focus on vulnerable populations.